Snare beds?

dexter74

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I have a 1960s Olympic (premier) snare. 3 ply birch with beech rerings. It just doesn't sound as good as I think it probably should. The beds on it are barely there and very wide.

Wondering if having my local drumsmith cut new beds would make a difference? Should I bother? Thanks in advance.
 

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It would make a difference in making the drum more sensitive and enhancing the activation of the wires. Have you tried cranking the bottom head down pretty tight?
 

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It would make a difference in making the drum more sensitive and enhancing the activation of the wires. Have you tried cranking the bottom head down pretty tight?
Yup. And different heads. And wires.

Love your screen name, btw. Big bucks fan here :cool:
 

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I have a DW snare I got used a while back. The bed was really shallow and the drums just wasn't working for me. I recut the bed with some sandpaper tacked to the narrow side of a 2x4. It was an easy fix and works great now. So, yeah go for it!
 

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