I start with a pitch that I want. let's say G3. I then get all my lugs to sound the same using tapping and my ear.I set my Acrolite to 229 hz. Top lugs. 343 hz. Bottom lugs. Gives you a 3rd octave F. Nice round warm tone.
Are you still D on the batter over G on the snare side for a final [sharp] G?On a shallow drum, low tuning might be a bit quieter unmic'ed.
In my expereince you get maximum projection using medium tuning. Snare tension should also be medium , letting the tone come through, a bit like a noise gate.
I’m in the medium medium low camp on the snare , a tight or high tuned snare sounds to cutting or too loud to me in a small club setting. (My typical venue)on a related tangent, how do they sound out front? ... is there a similar effect as with tuning toms, in that higher tones (to our ears behind the kit) sound lower out front?
case in point: I assembled a snare that to me behind the kit sounded like crap. I'd bring it to rehearsals that I recorded and I'm thinking "is this the same snare I was playing?"
I've found that having the batter much tighter than the reso gets a boxy sound (not desirable at all). I tried Eb over F-F# and hated the sound on the recording.Haven't touched my snare side heads in months. Some might need re-tightening, but I wouldn't go higher than g on the bottom. Batter head to taste, medium or on the looser side.
I agree. I don't like low tunings. My standard tuning for jazz is around G#, but I might tune down slightly for big band and a bit more to around G for backbeat stuff.To my ear, a fundamental of E-F# is low, G and G# medium to medium high, and A and above high.