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    Wood
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    Both, but most of my snares are wood. lol. My most wood sounding snare would be my 14X8 Ludwig. OLD SCHOOL!DSC01833.jpgDSC01834.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerMD View Post
    Both, but most of my snares are wood. lol. My most wood sounding snare would be my 14X8 Ludwig. OLD SCHOOL!DSC01833.jpgDSC01834.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kzac View Post
    There probably is less of preference in the variation of these two materials and more the need for sound ... you left out Plastics of course which include acrylics and fiberglass.
    1) The advantages of metal (depending upon which is used) is that the material tends to move less related to moisture and temperature, therefore metal will stay in its relative position and the sound of the instrument will not vary widely. Metal is very dense and vibrates at a very high frequency when compared to far less dense materials such as Wood

    2)Wood on the other hand is sustainable to both moisture and temperature and where it will not move as much as acrylic it will move around and vary pitch and sound. Wood tends to have a warmer and sometimes deeper tone than metal

    3) Plastics Acrylics will move, because the material is susceptible to temperature variation, but is not susceptible to moisture... they provide a tone much like that of metal however their material density is less so they tend to vibrate at a slightly lower frequency

    4) Perhaps the most stable material next to metal will be resin injected glass fiber, its temperature movement is more in line with metals (but less) It will move in extreme temperature variations but not as much as wood or plastics. Its not susceptible to moisture variation, and its material density causes it to vibrate at a higher frequency, but less than metal. Resin injected glass fiber is the "in between" material from very hard rock maple to Metal. The advantage of Resin injected Glass Fiber is that it can be customized as to its density and therefore provide a molded sound to imitate various wood types. Further it can be molded to eliminate the need for bold on shell hardware... Finally it can be constructed thinner than laminated wood and therefore would vastly reduce the weight of conventional drums..... Its my assumption that all drums will be fabricated of resin injected glass fiber in the future. The environmental nuts are going to shut down access to wood, just as the are doing in the guitar business. Drums materials will change and very soon, however those changes will be beneficial...
    So was that wood or metal?

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    The loudest snare( as far as sound and rimshot crack ) that I hit with a drum stick was that DW concrete snare. That sucker is loud! lol.

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