Topic: how to tighten snares on tama swingstar snare  (Read 504 times)

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richard harper

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how to tighten snares on tama swingstar snare
« on: January 08, 2020, 06:04 PM »
got it cheap at a flea market. sounds good, but the snares are rattling around. anybody help me? my main snare is a gretsch. REGARDS. rick harper

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Re: how to tighten snares on tama swingstar snare
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 04:24 AM »
There are a number of issues that may be causing the snare wires to rattle (beyond what is to be expected). I assume you understand the

  • The snare wires are not centered on the bottom (snare) head.
  • The snare head (bottom) is not intune with itself. It also may be too loose or too tight.
  • Is there a snare bed? If so, there are a whole other set of possible issues and necessary approaches.

For me, it would be tough to fully diagnose the issue unless I could actually have the drum in my hands.

I would encourage you to peruse the Drummer Cafe forum and search for past discussions on the topic.

Lastly, if you've not already done so, please checkout and read my article here at the Drummer Cafe: Eliminating Offending Snare Buzz

Hope this helps ... and let me know your progress with the issue!