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    Good afternoon,
    I bought a 14" snare and a mesh head and I have to mount the head. In the acoustic version the snare has two heads, one on top and one on the bottom. If I change the top head with the mesh, do I need to remove the bottom head?

    Thanks

  • #2
    No but you may want to put some foam on it
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    • #3
      Originally posted by mkok View Post
      No but you may want to put some foam on it
      Yep. Not required, but foam on the inside of the shell will help reduce some of the residual noise. If you want it to be even quieter, you can put a mesh head on the reso side of the drum and put foam on top of that... For all of my A2E shells, I used Evans SoundOff mesh heads and dropped a SoundOff silencer pad into the shell on top of the reso head - under the triggers... Works great and minimized most of the residual acoustic noise from kit. Also gave me a completely blacked out look from the underside of the drums as a visual bonus...

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      • #4
        Thanks all

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        • #5
          I simplified this a bit with mine. Since I didn't drill a whole for the cable,.I had to come out the bottom, but I still wanted a bottom rim for looks. So I just cut out most of the center of the resonant head and put it on as usual. So there is enough for the rim to mount, a small enough left so that the cable drops out from near the shell, and so little resonant head that it doesn't contribute to the noise. The only issue is that it is less pretty from underneath the drum.
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          • #6
            Thanks for the reply.
            I will use an external trigger so I need no holes. I just want a snare with low noise as possible. So do I need to put a mesh head at the bottom too or I can leave the original bottom head.
            It seems to me that an answer to this question was just written here so it seems that I need a mesh head (and foam too) at the bottom

            Thanks

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            • #7
              I am also running into the same questions.
              So far, I got a relatively quiet drum bass (22 inches), but still struggling with the toms and snare.
              I found that a towell resting on the ressonant head was good, but not as I wished. My experience is that I will need to replace the ressoant head by a mesh head and also use a towell/foam.
              Leaving with no ressonant head was a bit louder (impression maybe?).

              I cut a piece of interlocking floor foam and used some angle brackets to install the foam as close as possible to the mesh head. No much effect to be honest. Maybe when I put the acoustic foam on the top of it plus the acoustic foam in the bottom part of it, it will be better. My idea is to repalce the ressonant, and fill with acoustic foam. Not sure if I will keep the floor foam though.




              Ronaldo B.

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              • #8
                Thank so much!

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                • #9
                  Based on my tests (and for my case), I found that the snare with a 1ply mesh head in the bottom (replacing the ressoant) worked well.
                  Drumtec design mesh head on the top, and Millenium 1ply black in the bottom (cheapest one that I found at the time) and nothing else. Not much difference by adding acoustic foam or anything so I left just like that.
                  For the toms, I filled with acoustic foam. One resting on the top of the interlocking floor foam, plus another underneath, facing down, plus in all the inner shell diameter.

                  I uploaded some pics and some details on this thread, along with some pictures:

                  https://www.vdrums.com/forum/advance...other-material
                  Ronaldo B.

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                  • #10
                    Did the Same. Cheap reso Heads make it really quiet
                    A2E: PDP M5 Cherry Red, Drumtec Design Mesh Heads,Jobeky/ 2Box/Roland /ddt Triggersamaha Cymbals:PCY135, PCY155 Roland FD-9. TD17 and Audiofron eDrumIn Module. Triggering AD2, SD3 and SSD5.

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