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Offline Akira JUMBO

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Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« on: March 30, 2007, 04:53:52 AM »
Brass, Copper, or Steel snare? Which material would you choose between the 3 and why?  :? (just the 3..no aluminum, no wood)

Assuming specs is 14x5..

Pearl brand..


Please advice.. :wink:


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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2007, 05:23:55 AM »
havent used copper yet...

but between brass and steel?

bras is more sensitive i think...

and steel is less sensitive

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2007, 05:35:48 AM »
Brass is a very musical material for instruments (hence, used on brass instruments such as trumpets, trombones, etc.).  It is also versatile sound-wise, and is often the most bright-sounding.

I haven't tried or heard a copper shell snare drum yet.  But I have the impression that copper snares are slightly warmer and more mellow, compared to other metal snares.

When I want some added projection and more metallic presence sound-wise, I would go for a steel-shell snare.

But then again, not all snare drums are the same.  Many factors are involved - shell construction, shell size, shell thickness, bearing edges, drumhead selection, snare wires, hardware, tuning, etc etc...


If I have to choose one, I'll most likely go for a brass-shelled metal snare drum.

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2007, 07:41:00 AM »
black brass



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tingnan mo na lang specs dito:

http://www.pearleurope.com/pearleurope.asp?contentpage=%2Fcontent%2Fproducts%2Fdefault%2Easp?classmainid=2^classsubid=125^classsubsubid=^productid=24

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2007, 08:29:53 AM »
i duno what material is used for the snare pearl ultracast but those i like... i duno what material though..
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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2007, 11:05:11 AM »
i duno what material is used for the snare pearl ultracast but those i like... i duno what material though..

3mm cast aluminum bro :wink:

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2007, 02:25:07 PM »
yeah.. and those are great sounding... thats why i bought mine
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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2007, 03:02:43 PM »
TAMA BELL BRASS FTW

Pero sa tingin ko ok din ang copper, kasi nako-combine din niya ang good qualities ng wood at steel. Warmth, projection, cut, sensitivity rolled into one.

Sayang wala nang Pearl copper piccolo sa Perfect Pitch *hint* *hint*.  :-D

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2007, 04:08:54 PM »
black brass



yummy

tingnan mo na lang specs dito:

http://www.pearleurope.com/pearleurope.asp?contentpage=%2Fcontent%2Fproducts%2Fdefault%2Easp?classmainid=2^classsubid=125^classsubsubid=^productid=24

That's one of my options exactly sir Peeves..kaso discontinued na sa US yang model na yan and I'm really having a hard time finding one.. :|

That's why Im expanding my options nalang to other brass..copper..steel  :oops:
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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2007, 04:11:05 PM »
yeah.. and those are great sounding... thats why i bought mine

thats nice..enjoy that snare and always treasure it..thats a drummers dream snare and there is only a few of you who has that snare here :wink:

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2007, 04:13:13 PM »
TAMA BELL BRASS FTW

Pero sa tingin ko ok din ang copper, kasi nako-combine din niya ang good qualities ng wood at steel. Warmth, projection, cut, sensitivity rolled into one.

Sayang wala nang Pearl copper piccolo sa Perfect Pitch *hint* *hint*.  :-D


dude we never had a copper picolo in our perfect pitch stores.. :wink:

maple, steel at brass lang pinasok namin...fyi :wink:

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2007, 04:19:56 PM »
Bro JP kayos sir any comments on the three metals? Please do :-D
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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2007, 04:43:29 PM »
dude we never had a copper picolo in our perfect pitch stores.. :wink:

maple, steel at brass lang pinasok namin...fyi :wink:

Arghness. Ok! Baka yung brass yun.

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2007, 09:28:21 PM »
natry ko na picolo snare ng fernando both brass and steel...between the two, mas pabor ako sa brass  :-)
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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2007, 09:45:54 PM »
I have tama brass snare, and I love it... ung nga lang e, that is just for me, coz im just a newbie, and so far, ung stock n pearl export steel snare at itong Tama brass ko lang ang na try ko...

by the way, its a 14x5.5. ito pics nya sa website ng tama



I could say i got it for a very good price, considering its condition.
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Offline Akira JUMBO

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2007, 04:50:13 AM »
I have tama brass snare, and I love it... ung nga lang e, that is just for me, coz im just a newbie, and so far, ung stock n pearl export steel snare..

Meron export stock na steel snare?  :? Really?
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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2007, 10:17:56 AM »
Meron export stock na steel snare?  :? Really?

Hindi ba steel snare yung stock na snare na kasama ng Pearl Export? Mali ba? Gnun kasi kasama ng export n nabili ko. 90's model pa yun.

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2007, 03:35:26 PM »
yung lumang export naka steel snare eh, yung bago ang naka wood AFAIK  :-)
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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2007, 03:37:42 PM »
yung lumang export naka steel snare eh, yung bago ang naka wood AFAIK  :-)

Yup! That could be the reason. Pareho pala tyo ng kit.

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2007, 03:42:31 PM »
teka OT:

yung 90's na pearl export yung may mahabang lug no?
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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2007, 03:51:07 PM »
teka OT:

yung 90's na pearl export yung may mahabang lug no?
Yes, yung mahaba na may kanto, kasi ung isa n sumunod, mahaba, pero rounded.

OT: Wla ka bang i didispose na toms? Kaw ba first owner? Someone was selling that before sa ebay, kaya lang 20+K e.

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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2007, 01:49:17 AM »
yung lumang export naka steel snare eh, yung bago ang naka wood AFAIK  :-)

oic  :lol: nice to know..I was not aware eh  :-D
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Re: Brass, Copper, or Steel?
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2007, 09:55:02 AM »
hey man..yes the new export lines now comes with a poplar wood snare...the model during the 90's comes with steel snare.. :wink: