- Jul 1, 2020
- Reaction score
- Melbourne, Australia
I hear ya. This is a pretty recent development for me too. I've just ordered a 15" snare and I've completely gone off all my 16" crashes.That's what I meant by getting used to a new instrument. The sound at the player's seat is not why I choose a certain size by now, it's the context, the end result that matters.
I started out on a 6.5 Pearl Export snare, but most other snares around were 5x14, so this seemed like the normal size. Same with 16" crashes. It took me quite a while to figure out that 6.5 snares and 18" crashes aren't that big and pretty standard, and I like the results I'm getting.