Orchestral Percussion

Snare Drum Depth

  • 1.  Snare Drum Depth

    Posted 04-16-2012 01:03
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    I was wondering how much of a difference a 5" shell versus a 6.5" shell makes on a snare drum that I will be using as a general purpose drum.

    To be more specific, I've decided to get a Pearl Philharmonic and I would like to hear opinions about what's the better drum for multi-purpose drumming (solos, ensembles, orchestral, etc)

    I play in mostly small halls/large auditoriums and churches as part of my community orchestras and chamber ensembles, if that helps, but I don't want to be limited to those venues.

    Thoughts?