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Old 09-09-2008, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Everytime my bass player plays my snare buzzs like crazy. I can't really move the snares cause its essential to my sound. and my bass player cant move cause my practice space is small. What should I do?
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not really sure how well these options would work but i'd try...

turning the bass amp away from the drums. so that the sound is projected against a wall or into a corner of the room.

you could also try taping a piece of cardboard under your drum to cover the snares but that might had a negative effect on your sound. maybe just a piece of paper towel even, you just need something to absorb the sound wave coming from below your drum without interfering with the sound wave projecting from your own hits. it doesn't have to be tight on the snares but it would have to touch them.

i'd definitely try pointing the amp a different direction first though.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks I'll give that a try, We play in a close space so its kinda hard to get away from the sound waves but I will definetly try something. I will also try the cardboard thing to if option one doesnt work. THANKS!
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I once cured the problem in the studio by fixing one of those thin sanitary towels, cut in half, at each end of the snare wires. (My wife's idea, and it worked!!!
I suppose a foilded piece of kitchen roll would have the same effect.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Our band had this problem and my Bass man knew little about sound.
So here's the secret find out using an eq, what tone is causing the rattle from the bass and drop that tone.
But here's a better idea.
Bass guys know very little about sound they just want the bass to pound the beat hard. What I did was try to balance his bass to get a very clear defined sound.
A great bass has a clear almost wood sound but electrified. You should be able to hear every string clear and clean, no muddy sounds. Bass doesn't have to be muddy, clean and perfect tone will help defeat about 75 % of your rattle.
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Bass guys know very little about sound they just want the bass to pound the beat hard. What I did was try to balance his bass to get a very clear defined sound.
If you knew even a small percent about sound you'd not make foolish, sweeping statements like that. (And before you say anything, I'm a bass player with over 20 years gigging and recording experience, and have engineered and produced plenty of songs for my own and other bands).

As for cutting a tone on the bass player's EQ, a possibility it would work, but more likeley you'd ruin the bass sound and piss off your bass player in the process.
Damping the snare strings a little should sort it, so that they only come into contact when the drum is hit.

If this is for live performances the same applies - messing with EQ's is not really the answer.
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A great bass has a clear almost wood sound but electrified. You should be able to hear every string clear and clean, no muddy sounds. Bass doesn't have to be muddy, clean and perfect tone will help defeat about 75 % of your rattle.
Your opinion only - bet folks can cite dozens of famous players who use distortion and a muddy tone when it fits into feel of the song
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