Use a simple troubleshooting process. Identify all possible causes; prioritize easy to difficult to test/resolve; the eliminate possible causes in test/resolve.Snare buzz isn't the real problem here. I realize snare buzz will happen. It's that sound that happens after the initial hit that drives me crazy. It happens .5-1 second after the initial hit. It's probably caused by tuning, wire tension, type of wires and probably many other things that combine to cause the trouble. I know, I'm totally anal about it and I'm probably being ridiculous. I'd just like to understand what it is that I'm hearing. Surprisingly, it happens most on the Ludwig 403 classic maple snare. I would think my metal snares would have it more, but it's mostly just my Ludwig snares that I wrestle with. Which, is odd in itself. Yes, muffling the snare does help. Maybe I should just get over it and move on. I do use some dampening in sessions. I like to hear a bit of the shell ring as that give some character. I guess I have been thinking I should be able to get a great sound without the odd overtone thing, even without muffling. I watch a lot of tuning videos and I never hear that problem in any of those videos. It's got me a bit baffled. Anyway, thank you all for your input.
Got it! I didn't go back and re-read your troubleshooting and thought you were getting that after-tone / after-ring with snares off as well, which is why I was wondering why you were going the replacement route with them. Good luck solving this... I'm following along and hoping for the best!Thanks Hop,
The odd overtone is only with the snares on. With them off or having the head dampened will take away that sound. If I totally loosen the snare wires (lots of buzz) the overtone thing is gone as well. I've got a couple more ideas I will try. I can get around it, but I'm still just trying to understand it. I'm starting to think it might be the way the wires sit in the snare bed. The straps might be doing some odd buzz, but I don't know for sure yet.