If you want to get rid of the high pitched ringing that comes from the shell, just take the snare drum completely apart and apply a single layer of duct tape to the inside of the drum.I've always wanted to get a cheapy snare like that and bolt some thin hardwood blocks to the inside of it near the top rim to see if it would kill the ring those snares typically have and give off some tones that wooden snares are known to produce..it would probably just mute the whole drum and sound like crap...but for 20, bucks it wouldn't be a big loss..
Elvis seems to have alot of good ideas. I would add that you might want to consider using masking / painters tape so you (or a future owner) would not have to spend hours removing the residue of duct tape.If you want to get rid of the high pitched ringing that comes from the shell, just take the snare drum completely apart and apply a single layer of duct tape to the inside of the drum.
Run the tape all the way around the shell, then put it back together, retune the heads and the wires and you'll notice the drum will take on a mellower, darker sound.
I always have a roll in the gear bag.....Gaffer tape is a beautiful idea, but also an expensive idea unless you've already a roll kicking around.
I'd just go ahead and use the duct tape, and then be prepared to use odorless mineral spirits to remove the residue in case you want to reverse things—it'll melt right off.
Can carry bag in each hand, plus one on the back that way. Also, with my suitcase kit, I can ride my motorcycle Suitcase strapped to seat. Snare in backpack. Done.Hard to drive to the gig with one of those on!
Because once pull the tape off and the adhesive gets exposed to air, it drys so hard it becomes really difficult to get off no matter what solvent you use to get it off.Why is everyone so concerned with "residue"?
It's on the inside of the shell, who's gonna see?!
I think it looks pretty good!Plenty of silver lining to add.
I bet that snare sounds much better than it looks.
That is a 10-lug - so even if you don't run with it, you at least get a pair of 10 lug hoops which aren't cheap typically, and a good head start on a build.