What tune should a snare drum be?
For a 6.5″ snare drum, the pitches G – Bb are what you should listen for (Ab – B for a 5″ drum). Using your drum key, tighten each tension rod ONE EVEN HALF TURN always working in opposites across the drum until you come near the pitch. Use a piano or keyboard percussion instrument to help find your pitch.
What frequency should I tune my snare to?
Snare drum Always tune the snare resonant head without the snares on it. We suggest trying a top head Tune Frequency between 220Hz and 340Hz for a snare drum. Try tuning the bottom head 1,33 to 1,5 times higher (but not higher than 400Hz).
How tight should my snare batter head be?
Through experimentation and the advice of some other experienced drummers, I have come to the conclusion that the snare-side (bottom) head of a snare drum should be tensioned extremely tight. Don’t be bashful about this. Crank that puppy up very tight.
How tight should the top head of a snare drum be?
The snare head should be reasonably tight, but if you find the bearing edge is more than half way up the hoop, the head is just dead and you need a new snare head. Snare side heads are paper thin, the mylar stretches a lot and you can way over-tighten it. If the head has lost it’s luster, you just need a new one.
How tight should snare wires be?
Never tension your snare wires so tightly that they choke the snare sound. Instead, find the sweet spot that allows them to sing. And be sure to mount the snares straight, so that they last longer and respond optimally.
How tight should a bottom snare head be?
How often should you change resonant heads?
They recommend always changing your drum heads before you start recording. Otherwise, if you’re just practicing and playing normally, you should find yourself replacing heads every six months or so. Six months isn’t a hard rule, and for some could be a risky amount of time to wait.
How do you EQ a punchy snare?
Eqing snare drums Start with rolling off the extreme lows so that the snare isn’t interfering with your kick and sub bass. Somewhere around 80hz should do the trick. Next add a gentle boost around 7kHz and high shelf around 12kHz to let the snare cut through.
Why does my snare ring so much?
That said, the amount of ringing is USUALLY how your snare wire is adjusted. Dampening rings help, but pulling tighter those snare wires will definitely affect things the most. Depending on your snare throw, this can be pretty easy or really hard to adjust.