Drum Tips - Snare Drum Muffling

Snare Drum MufflerTo make your own easy, and less expensive snare drum muffle rings - like the "Zero Ring" by Noble & Cooley.

1) Cut off the rim of an old snare drum head.

2) Next cut out the center of the old snare head leaving you with a ring about 1/2 inch wide that is nearly the diameter of the snare drum.

Try making a few of various different widths. About ½ inch wide will cut a few over-tones, 1½ -2 inches wide will give a really fat, dead, 70’s sounding snare.

Carry a few with you to make it really easy to dramatically alter your snare drum sound for different songs


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've used weather-stripping. I line the rim of the had and it works great.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use small squares made up with masking tape, one in the centre and some others "between" each lug, I put them in the inner side so they don't mess the look nor the sound of brushes. Have a nice and fun drumming!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do u need to use them muffle rings on the snare or any drum

Tuesday, July 01, 2008