Snares rattle when playing other drums.

by Chris
(Ft. Collins, CO)

Whenever I have my snare turned on and I play any other drum (tom or kick), the snare "buzzes". Ive changed both heads, tried everything I know to adjust it and I still have no luck. Playing the snare while it is off still results in light rattle from the snare strings (?). Is it time for a new snare?

ANSWER

Hi, Chris--

First of all, if the "rattling" is moderate, it is not a huge problem. When you are playing with a band it is a lot less noticeable than when you are playing alone. If you listen closely to recordings, you can sometimes hear a slight response from the snares when other drums are played.

I have addressed different ways to try to control snare buzz at Eliminating a Snare Buzz.

Best Wishes,
Lynne

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask Drum Questions.

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape