Drummers Survival Kit--What are Snare Cords?

by Don
(Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)

What are snare cords?


Hi, Don--

Are you a new drummer or a friend of a drummer? The reason I ask is because most drummers are familiar with snare cords.

The snare cord is the wires or cords stretched across the lower resonant head of a snare drum so as to vibrate against it.

There are various types of snare cords. Most of the time the cord are attached with plastic with a lateral channel under the end plate.

Sometimes, mostly on older kits, the cords are actually two pieces of string. You can still use the string method and some drummers think that the string allows for better vibration transfer.

If you are looking to do a "tune up" on your snare and are looking for a better sound, give the cord a try.


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