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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    "she doesn't sound bad just a little more ring than I want at the moment"

    Popsicle stick............................................. .................................it works.
    Haven't heard of that one, will look it up thanks.
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    A little moongel will fix it right up. Sometimes a 2ply batter head helps as well. I'd rather have some "ring" and have to control it when needed than have it be dead all the time. A little ring give it projection and body from out in front.
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    70's era Ludwig Supraphonic....................................... .SETTLED!!!

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldeEnglishD View Post
    Haven't heard of that one, will look it up thanks.
    I look for the thin popsicle sticks (about 1/4" wide). I'll use a piece about 1" to 1 1/4". I start about 2 1/2" from the rim, keeping it between where the right and left hands fall. If you want a little ring, keep it closer to the rim, less ring, further out from the rim. My 1st metal snare was a Supraphonic. I got it nice and crisp, but I also got a lot of ring. Tried everything from a hammer to a backhoe and a 1" piece of popsicle stick did it.

    If you ever see 1 of my videos with white frosted heads, you can see the stick under the head of the snare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    I look for the thin popsicle sticks (about 1/4" wide). I'll use a piece about 1" to 1 1/4". I start about 2 1/2" from the rim, keeping it between where the right and left hands fall. If you want a little ring, keep it closer to the rim, less ring, further out from the rim. My 1st metal snare was a Supraphonic. I got it nice and crisp, but I also got a lot of ring. Tried everything from a hammer to a backhoe and a 1" piece of popsicle stick did it.

    If you ever see 1 of my videos with white frosted heads, you can see the stick under the head of the snare.
    Thank you sir, will try that out if we can't get her dialed in.
    Yamaha Stage Custom
    22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16
    Cranberry Red
    14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian A Custom Hats
    Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride
    Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17"
    Tama Iron Cobra 600 Series double chain pedal

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    Congrats on the score! The P-85 throw-off on the '70's era Ludwig snares are made with tighter tolerances compared to the P-85 on my Monroe made Black Beauty.




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