Playing snare with a bass

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by schmig, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. schmig


    Nov 30, 2008
    So I'm in rehearsal the other night and notice the snare rattling along with my bass. I start to play some rhythmic figures while muting my strings and listen to the groove coming from the snare, rather than the bass. I notice that the snare sounds like a sh*tty invisible drummer is hitting it. It strike me that I should making that drummer sound good part of my practice routine.

    Anyone tried this? Have I gone mad? Am considering borrowing a snare!
  2. I have never practiced alone in a room with drums. But the band that I jammed a few times with had a really small practice space and the drummers whole kit rattled around since my amp was facing it lol.
  3. JaamE

    JaamE Owner of the GK Angry Bird amp

    Apr 13, 2011
    Olympia, WA
    I love doing that :) it's fun to see what freq the different drums resonate at. Our old practice space had a cracked window that i could get rattling too :)
  4. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    It might be fun to mess around with, but it won't put you into the pocket with your drummer, if that's what you're thinking.
  5. That's why drummers carry those cheap imitation Persian rugs with them.
  6. repoman


    Aug 11, 2011
    Kinderhook NY
    Jack White?
  7. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    Well it is due to some frequencies of your bass, I don't think it is worth it to work so hard at avoiding rattling in the drum.
  8. penguineman


    Feb 11, 2012
    you know thats probably one of the sounds I'm hearing and didn't even think about it is the kids snare rattling when I'm practicing along with a few other noises.