Hi! I have a rental for recording studio and I go for what the drummer/producer ask, most of the time there's no "room" for things like "open tone" and "keep the resonance goes" or "let it sings".GeneZ said:Low tuning snare that way is what I tried when I first got drums and did not know how to tune yet. It requires no ear, nor skill... I called it dumb tuning back then.
Tuning that low kills all the drum's unique resonance and carrying power of the drum. Why get a drum that has excellent resonance and carrying power? Only to kill it?
IMO... That tuning should only be used in the studio, or where the mic becomes your drum, not the drum itself. For, it will never carry playing live without being mic'ed. You will be thrashing away and nothing will be heard in the crowd.
Now... if you are playing in low volume acoustic band? That tuning can work. But any decent snare would do in that case. Save the Black Beauty for its majesty and power.... and quality of sound that can not be replicated with other drums. Why kill it? latest fad?
When you do that you've to switch your brain from the metal session you did yesterday to the funk project thet is running today.
Especially you have to leave in your practice room your thought and conception about how a drum should sound.
With that said, this video is meant to undertand if a vintage drum is that different from a modern snare. I'm not asking if you like this tuning.
I prefer a snare to be cranked way up, but this doesn't pay the bills.
As far as live playing, a lot of singers and band leaders prefer a snare that is not so overwhelming and melts with the band backing up the rhythm part of the song.
But again, we have different tastes and needs and go for whatever satisfy them.