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    Every time I play my kick the snare wires buzz. How do I get rid of this?
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    Popular technique from the 80's: Take the resonate head off your bass. It happens in small areas when your playing in a small room and the sound is bouncing off the walls etc.

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    ^ Do i still keep the pillow inside the bass drum when I take off the reso head?
    Paiste Posse
    14inch 2002 series Sound Edge Hi-hats
    16inch and 18inch Signature series Fast crashes
    20inch 3000 series Ride
    18inch PST5 series China

    Pearl Forum Series drum set
    Pearl Chad Smith Signature snare(steel shell)
    Tama Iron Cobra Chrome

    RIP Frank - You will be remembered

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    I took off the reso head and it worked! Thanks for the help Roger ^_^
    Paiste Posse
    14inch 2002 series Sound Edge Hi-hats
    16inch and 18inch Signature series Fast crashes
    20inch 3000 series Ride
    18inch PST5 series China

    Pearl Forum Series drum set
    Pearl Chad Smith Signature snare(steel shell)
    Tama Iron Cobra Chrome

    RIP Frank - You will be remembered

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    Keep the pillow inside.

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    With due respect, nobody takes the resonating head off to get rid of snare buzz. That's like swinging at a fly with a baseball bat. Use tried and tested modern techniques like detuning the lugs closest to the snare strainer and others.

    You can find more on drum tuning here: Drum Tuning
    Last edited by drummer; 08-20-2007 at 10:24 AM.
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    OK.... this is scary, I have had the reso head on my bass off ever since i bought my kit. Is this the reason why i have to make my bass drum a linin closet?

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    The reason that it works to take the resonant head off the bass, is that it eliminates the harmonic vibration that is setting off the snare wires. Changing the tuning on the resonant head could work, too, and would be a less drastic move. You also might try tightening the snare wires, or changing the tuning of the resonant head of the snare.
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    I find that when I take my kit anywhere I put the reso head back on because at home I have my kit in my shed with something like a 5x3m room so the sound is bouncing of my brick walls etc.

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    I can certainly understand that. I'd probably be taking my resonant head off, too!
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