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I picked up some new batters for my main snares recently, and put one on my RK tonight. I was almost afraid to, because it's been sounding really good lately (I've gotten compliments from other musicians), but the coating is mostly gone and I don't get the brush response I want. I use brushes about a third of the time in jazz settings, and really like it.

Anyway, I took off the old head without even listening to the drum first. I know. Dumb. Then installed the new head and tightened it down, testing as I went. Got it to a really good spot, but decided, "Maybe another quarter turn," and BINGO! Just what I wanted! With brush response!

My #1 snare is already packed for an outing tomorrow, but I may switch. :)
 

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The title is ironic. It usually takes me a week or more to dial in a snare drum. I'll expect to tweak it some after the head stretches, but was just amazed to get close so quickly.
 

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It's always a great feeling when a new head works on your favorite snare. Snares are sooo special to us and when you find a special one that fits your personality...sorry I'm lost for words but I know you guys know what I'm talking about.

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Reminds me of the Slingerland Festival steel snare I bought at GC last year. When I played it in the store it had the sound that I had been searching for. The Ambassador head was pretty worn, so I had them throw in a new one for free.

I've been deathly afraid to change it, because it still sounds great, including with brushes. :)
 

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I picked up some new batters for my main snares recently, and put one on my RK tonight. I was almost afraid to, because it's been sounding really good lately (I've gotten compliments from other musicians), but the coating is mostly gone and I don't get the brush response I want. I use brushes about a third of the time in jazz settings, and really like it.

Anyway, I took off the old head without even listening to the drum first. I know. Dumb. Then installed the new head and tightened it down, testing as I went. Got it to a really good spot, but decided, "Maybe another quarter turn," and BINGO! Just what I wanted! With brush response!

My #1 snare is already packed for an outing tomorrow, but I may switch. :)
A great drum is a great drum!
 


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