In this video James talks about the idea of choosing the right Snare Drum for the song. James plays an excerpt from "Burning The Fan Mail" by Rex Strother where is try out 5 different snare drums to see / hear which one fits the track the best.
The Snare drums is one of the most important elements of the drum kit but all to often you just get what the drummer has with him or her. The tone and direction of the piece can be set by the choice of drum and its tuning. In this test we have used all 14" diameter drums using Maple, Steel, Beech and Acrylic shells to see what effect this has one the tone. This is not a scientific test but the aim of this video to to get to listening to what you like and what you don't like about Snare Drums sounds.