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  • snare buzz question

    I'm relatively new to drums so I have no idea what's going on with my snare. When I hit the snare, after the attack sounds, I have an extra half second of "buzz". As though a few of the snares are still hitting the bottom. Is this normal? It sounds kind of unpleasant. Help is appreciated.

  • #2
    What kind of snare is it? Is it a cheap snare, like an export or something like that? I had a mapex V snare (the entry level kit) and it didn't even have a snare bed cut into it. Needless to say, it sounded like ass. Did you try tightening up the strainer a little bit?

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    • #3
      Could old snare cords also have this problem, regardless of tension? Mine are several years old and sometimes have this problem.
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      • #4
        Most likely it is a tuning problem. You need to find someone who can show you how to tune drums. Reading about it is not good enough.
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        • #5
          I agree with JSimms. This is definitely the case if you have name brand equipment.

          If your equipment is no-name and very inexpensive that could be part or most of the problem but even so, proper tuning can lessen the buzz or eliminate it.

          The snares themselves can also be at fault. Since snares are relatively inexpensive get a decent quality, name brand if you don't already own them.

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          • #6
            Tighten the snares by turning the dial on the side to the right!! If that doesn't work..try tightening the BOTTOM head 1/4 turn on each of the lugs.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by stapes2260
              What kind of snare is it? Is it a cheap snare, like an export or something like that? I had a mapex V snare (the entry level kit) and it didn't even have a snare bed cut into it. Needless to say, it sounded like ass. Did you try tightening up the strainer a little bit?


              Your drum sounds like your ASS?!?!?! How did you accomplish this feat?

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              • #8
                Try the link, read the board there.
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                • #9
                  i have always heard that the spring snare wires vibrate much more than cable wires - you could try them - i think grover makes this type - they have a fatter sound from what i am told - i myself have never tried them - so this is just hear-say
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                  • #10
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                    • #11
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                      • #12
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                            • #15
                              Probably got yourself a crappy set of snare wires. All the strands are probably not tensioned the same, and 2 or 3 are looser than the others. You might as well spend the 20 or 30 bucks and get yourself a new set of wires, and while your at it, a new reso head, and new cords to tie the snare's on. (I have also seen this problem when using cords to tie the snare on, one cord is shorter or tighter than the other, and you get a little "lift off" on one side of the snares and some uncontrolled buzz.)
                              Then use the tuning link above to tune them. Could also be poorly cut snare beds or poor bearing edges (unless its a metal snare)
                              Tell us what kind of snare it is, what kind of snare wire is on it and how old are they? Did you use an actual tuning method, or just random tightening of the head until it "kinda sounded o.k."
                              Near impossible for us to diagnose your problem without knowing what you "got under the hood"
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