Crazy Snare Build Fun

Crazy Snare Build Fun

Postby Dinkus » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:16 pm

I haven't been here in a long time, let's just say I've been busy hammering away live on cocktail kits.
After fighting with snare mechanisms and easy fix snare ideas I finally broke down and modified my custom cocktail kit. I added an internal snare shell inside the main body of the Kick/Snare drum. I had planned this many years ago but just never had the resources near enough when I had time. I hooked up with local snare builder Kyle of http://www.killersnares.com (which I proudly endorse) and we made it all happen.
A 6 ply 13" maple shell. 45 degree bearing edge on resonant side. Puresound 20 strand strainer. A snare throw off, snare rim, lugs and rods is all you'll need. Oh and a drill, some bolts, nuts and wrenches.
The shell is just lower than the main 16" drum (in my case) bearing edge. The sound pressure from the big skin resonates the 13" shell and strainer. The snare can now be turned off and on. Sounds like a giant snare but without any harsh snap of a 13" snare. Well rounded and cuts live like any other snare. Perfect for own brand of show and music.
The head nor any sticking ever comes in contact with the 13" top edges.
Enjoy

Sean Watts
http://www.punchdrunkcabaret.com
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Shell with strainer and mounting holes
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Re: Crazy Snare Build Fun

Postby robertm » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:12 pm

Really clever! I've know about drums, especially snare drums, resonating with other drums but this is a very creative way of addressing one of the biggest bugaboos or cocktail drums! Superb thinking.
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Re: Crazy Snare Build Fun

Postby jottesen » Sat May 30, 2015 7:58 am

Hi
I like to hear your drums sound. Very nice work. :D

Jesper
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Re: Crazy Snare Build Fun

Postby zorf » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:51 pm

Not sure i understand. The snare is incorporated into the main ( bass) drum?
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Re: Crazy Snare Build Fun

Postby jmettam » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:55 am

Hey Dinkus,

Nice to see your post! Very cool idea!

How much snare buzz do you get when you play the kick alone with the snare turned on?

Sound samples would be awesome!

- John
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Re: Crazy Snare Build Fun

Postby Peacer » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:34 pm

Nice idea. How about the batter heads? Are you using just the snare head or only kick drum head?
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Re: Crazy Snare Build Fun

Postby zorf » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:21 pm

ok, i reread ita couple times and figured it out. :idea:
sound samples please!
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Re: Crazy Snare Build Fun

Postby Dinkus » Tue May 31, 2016 3:17 am

Hi guys, been awhile since I was here. The S.S.#1 cocktail drum worked very well for our application. A major issue that did arise was when the kick on the underside was played. I used this shell mostly as visual, only the snare side was played however when played as a kick and snare there was much snare resonance. Had I been using this as both kick and snare I would have had to baffle and I would have also ported the shell. The porting both to open the snare sound more and allow both kick and snare to breath. It was great fun playing this set up but it has since been decommissioned for the new album cycle. There's only live footage of this drum in action, no other recorded sources done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... RScb_lvCxc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBmaO2-1SAg

Meet the new S.S.#2 (Steam Ship). Yes, it's played standing up and yes both kicks do get utilized.

http://www.punchdrunkcabaret.com
http://www.dinkusdrums.com
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