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    Posted: May 03 2011 at 06:21
what prog drummer have best snare drum sound
 
what prog-metal drummer have best snare drum sound
 
what drummer have best snare drum sound, of any genere
 
 
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Bill Bruford has the best snare drum sound. Listen to any track from Fish Out Of Water.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progkidjoel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2011 at 07:31
Originally posted by chopper

Bill Bruford has the best snare drum sound. Listen to any track from Fish Out Of Water.
Mmmmmmmmmm. Bruford's is indeed fantastic.
Although I am by no means an expert on the subject, Gavin Harrison has to be my overall favourite. Sickeningly snappy and tight.
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Bill Bruford, Stewart Copeland, Chris Farmer, Charlie Zeleny. 
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I know who has the worst.  Mike Portnoy.

The best of any genre belongs to (insert any pre-60s jazz drummer here).  I'll say Buddy Rich.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2011 at 13:30
Brann Dailor have a cool snare sound, and a quite dominent one (thrack thrack thrack thrack) Tongue
also MIchael Giles have a good sound,
 
in grunge I think Matt Cameron have a good snare sound. and also the drummer in Foo Fighters
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Always thought Neil's kit/snare drum on Roll The Bones was fantastic.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CloseToTheMoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2011 at 19:22
Bonham had a great tight snare. Love the sound on "Poor Tom"
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Phil Collins, truly. His snare tone particularly sounds lovely on The Cinema Show and live it especially does. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote deafmoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2013 at 14:48
Yeah Portnoy has a terrible snare sound. I would say Bruford's is the most distinct but Peart used to use an old Slingerland Radio King Solid One-Ply drum and that sucker had tons of crack, especially live. Nowadays I think Neil uses a DW One Ply Solid Snare but that Radio King was deadly.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2013 at 14:52
Gavin's kit is flawless sounding. Some people prefer the natural sound like Dave Turncrantz, which is good too.
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snare drum heads with a black sound dot tend to have a fairly
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Lars Ulrich on St. Anger, HANDS DOWN.






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Originally posted by touqeer

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Post Options Post Options   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2013 at 02:35
^ ture

Originally posted by Smurph

Lars Ulrich on St. Anger, HANDS DOWN.






LOL
Don't understand the hate tbh. If it was used in some other styles of music (and some artists probably would) I'm sure no one would bat an eyelid.  


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It depends what the music requires. For a high-end, "CRACK!" kind of snare drum sound there's really no better than Peart or Stewart Copeland. But then again, if you want a fat, dead THUD for a snare sound, you might turn to a Tom Petty or Cheap Trick record. Just depends.

I think some of the best overall mixed drums are on Dream Theater's "Awake" album.
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Originally posted by irrelevant


^ ture

Originally posted by Smurph

Lars Ulrich on St. Anger, HANDS DOWN.
LOL

Don't understand the hate tbh. If it was used in some other styles of music (and some artists probably would) I'm sure no one would bat an eyelid.



Come on man. You and I both know that those drums that Lars used on st. Anger sound like hollowed out cow bells. Lol.
Nooooo goody! ;)
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Bruford.  Instantly recognizeable Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2013 at 08:26
Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by irrelevant


^ ture

Originally posted by Smurph

Lars Ulrich on St. Anger, HANDS DOWN.
LOL

Don't understand the hate tbh. If it was used in some other styles of music (and some artists probably would) I'm sure no one would bat an eyelid.  



Come on man. You and I both know that those drums that Lars used on st. Anger sound like hollowed out cow bells. Lol.
Nooooo goody! ;)

I'm not a big fan of St. Anger, no secret there.....I do however really dig the sound of a snare drum, when the drummer removes the snare from the drum. (It's not really a snare drum then.....Lars doesn't play a snare drum on St. Anger eitherWink)
Anyways here's one example where the snare is removed, - performed by Ze Smashing Pumpkins. I've always loved this one - especially the drum sound:

Again, as with all music, it is really down to the implementation of the given 'effect'.

Best snare drum sound though? Couldn't say, but I've always had a thing for Pierre Moerlen's early playing - especially on the You album with Gong. 
For a newer example, I'd say Ivan Fedotov off of Vespero. He has a highly distinct way of utilising his snare drum, and the sound he ends up with is downright snarling at times. Definitely one of my current faves along with Thorstein Lofthus from elephant9 and Shining.
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