The ultimate snare dampening system – just think of this as the ‘Rolls Royce Silver Phantom’ of dampeners.
Each #5 dampener (the 5th and latest generation in the series) is CNC routed by hand in California and has a unique carved serial number. The dampener should fit just great on all triple-flanged hoops but they’ve added a new ‘Extra Grip’ leather feature to ensure maximum compatibility with all triple -flanged hoops. Can also be used on die-cast hoops with the additional Pro Lock (sold separately).
The Snareweight #5 is made to last – it’s a solid 3/4lbs chunk of CNC’d brass!! The weight, friction and magnet, all work together to create what they call ‘expressive dampening’ – giving colour options to your playing all the way through the dynamic range. The neodymium arched magnet secures the Snareweight #5 to the hoop whilst also securing the leather insert of your choice for your dampening digs. The standard insert is included, other inserts are available separately.
Snareweight #5 is the only body you will ever need. Slide it around the rim with one hand while hitting the drum with the other until you find the sweet spot.
The Snareweight #5 adds mass to the drum head which helps to evenly smooth the lower-mid ringing frequencies that simply can’t be reached with other methods while keeping the tone of your shell in tact. The unwanted ring of the high frequencies are shaped by the chosen insert in a snap by matching the insert with your favorite drum head.
From an engineering stand point with the weight of a Snareweight #5, you get about 2-3 db of compression from your drum – which helps to reel it in for optimum recording levels and sitting in the mix without the need for more outboard gear, eq/compression, usually better to fix it from the source.