Wallet on the snare: classic or dud?

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Just saw a guy do this last night. Can't remember if or when I might have seen it before, only know I read about Al Jackson, Jr. doing it.

Lucas With The Lydian F (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 12 August 2017 21:59 (four years ago) link

i do it

it's because my snare drum sucks

Karl Malone, Saturday, 12 August 2017 22:00 (four years ago) link

other weird snare muffling moves: draping a thin bedsheet over the head

Karl Malone, Saturday, 12 August 2017 22:02 (four years ago) link

(if you drape it over the entire drumset you can sort of sound like fleetwood mac)

Karl Malone, Saturday, 12 August 2017 22:02 (four years ago) link

Lol

Lucas With The Lydian F (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 12 August 2017 22:04 (four years ago) link

I've done this with a t-shirt before, as well as a folded up piece of paper ... my first practice space was in a very reverberant room and the snare would ring like crazy if I didn't muffle it -- and at the time, the snare was way way louder than the rest of the kit, so it was a balance thing as well.

sansa riff (sarahell), Saturday, 12 August 2017 22:07 (four years ago) link

lars could have made st. anger 4 to 10% better if he would have stuck his wallet on the snare

Karl Malone, Saturday, 12 August 2017 22:08 (four years ago) link

oh, and a hand towel ... which was later "stolen" by the drummer from mag1k m@rkers ... I was angry about that towel for quite a while

sansa riff (sarahell), Saturday, 12 August 2017 22:09 (four years ago) link

I've done various stuff like this. I like muffled snare sounds, and its also a good way to cover up for less than perfect tuning (and tuning a snare drum well is a bitch).

A lot of older snares have a little built in muffle under the head that you can tighten or loosen.

I used this thing on a couple recording sessions and a Prince tribute show, it really brings out the low mids and sounds a lot more like a compressed '70s snare.

http://https%3A//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0277/2835/products/big_fat_snare_drum_original_90e2a5ff-8138-4250-a0f1-d3508fdee521.png%3Fv%3D1452779791

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 19:26 (four years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpFOZRT--AE

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 19:28 (four years ago) link

(if you drape it over the entire drumset you can sort of sound like fleetwood mac)

Does this work for guitar too?

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 20:09 (four years ago) link


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