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    hey everyone, I'm new to the drumming world, and I'm wondering how often you use the throw off on your snare and what conditions you use it?
    thanks in advance
    Fred

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    All the time.
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    When not playing I leave my snare off to keep the tension off the wires and head so they don't prematurely stretch out.
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    i leave mine in a permanent on position ...

    but only because im lazy

    good wires and a well tunes bottom head usually stay good, unless they are old or dried out

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    When the drum set is at rest (seldom), I drop the snare wires when I don't want the vibration white noise from other band instruments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    When the drum set is at rest (seldom), I drop the snare wires when I don't want the vibration white noise from other band instruments.
    During those moody bass heavy intros to quiet songs you leave the snares off so they don't buzz like the ****ens.
    Then you ease them on quietly so they don't go 'snap' - before you crash the party.
    When the snare drum is just sitting there - anywhere - I leave the snares off as a habit.
    Also, Paul Thompson of Roxy Music played Love is the Drug all the way through with the snares off.
    For that less clangy timbale-like sound, if you like that kind of thing.

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    I can't write d i c k e n s?

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    Three occasions

    1) drum is at rest or stored etc...

    2) During quieter passages of music where the drums aren't playing

    3) when going for a latin-ish bongo or timbale type sound.

    all the best...

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    Depends on what you're playing I suppose.
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    Turned off while guitarists tune up or for guitar feedback intros.
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