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  • Today's Question: Do you use any type of muffling on your snare drum?



    I usually like to let my snare ring out but every once in a while, I’ll throw my wallet on there to get a dirtier funk sound out of it.
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    • Today's Question: Do you use any type of muffling on your snare drum?



      I usually like to let my snare ring out but every once in a while, I’ll throw my wallet on there to get a dirtier funk sound out of it.
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      • I use a zero-ring on mine all the time. Not a fan of the ringy type of sound. I do mainly low to medium volume gigs, and on those rare occasions in a large venue, I'm mic'd up anyway, so projection is not an issue for me.



        However, if I had to do a large venue un-mic'd, that zero-ring would come right off!


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        • Quote Originally Posted by kindbeats
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          Today's Question: Do you use any type of muffling on your snare drum?




          Either a moongel, duct tape and bar napkin or my wallet...
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          • Usually open, but I sometimes muffle a little if needed. I love the baseball bat muffler on my vintage supra. I use e-rings on my floor toms but they're too "80's rock" sounding on the snare for me.

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            • just the internal one that came with it,Ludwig
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              • I'm always wide open unless I'm recording, at which point some tape may come into use. But I like some overtone on my snares!



                Though if I'm using my Acrolite, I'll often lightly use the internal muffler, namely because I use that for blues and dirty second line stuff where a drier sound fits better.
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                • My supra has an internal muffler that will sometimes be used. I use zero rings on my Black Magic and my Pearl wood snare if needed.
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                  • Most of the time, no muffling at all.

                    When I want to dry out the ring, I use an Evans dry head with the perforated perimeter.
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                    • In the rehearsal space...yes, absolutely: we're all on in-ears in a relatively small space, and I do my part to help minimize what carries through open vocal mics 3 feet in front of the kit.



                      Live: too many low-volume gigs not too at this point in my playing life.



                      In both cases, it's zero/Richie rings. I carry two in my padded Black Beauty bag; more often than not, both are on for shows.
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                      • Not unless I absolutely have to.



                        On my Yamaha Steel Stage Custom Snare that I use for the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band rehearsals I put my wallet on it to hold down the volume. We practice in a very boomy room.
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                        • Quote Originally Posted by boomboomdrums
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                          Not unless I absolutely have to.



                          On my Yamaha Steel Stage Custom Snare that I use for the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band rehearsals I put my wallet on it to hold down the volume. We practice in a very boomy room.




                          Those are really nice and under rated snares
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                          • I have a zero-ring cut in half on my snare at all times. It cuts just enough ring out of it.

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                            • Quote Originally Posted by kindbeats
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                              Today's Question: Do you use any type of muffling on your snare drum?




                              Depends on situation, but usually a piece of moongel at most.
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                              • I use an Evans dampening ring most of the time.
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