You’ve Been Tuning Your Snare All Wrong – Here’s The Best Trick

Now I’m not a particularly good drummer, but I do love to play when I can. Because I’m not that great, it hardly matters what I’m playing on – I don’t know the difference. But I can hear when a good drummer is playing on a well tuned snare (or not) and it’s something that’s important for me when drummers are recording my music.


So this video has caught my attention. The title didn’t hurt, but the thing that really pulled me in was the wacky thing he does to remove unwanted overtones from the snare. I never in a million years would have thought to do this, and apparently this dude has a whole damn DVD about tuning drums!

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.