Snare Drum Stand – Part Names Snare Drum Stand Legs We will go through all the snare drum stand part names starting with the snare stand legs. Starting from the bottom of the snare drum stand we have the feet. The spread of the feet is often determined by what other drum(s) or hardware...
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Snare Drum Stand – Part Names
Snare Drum Stand Legs
We will go through all the snare drum stand part names starting with the snare stand legs.
Starting from the bottom of the snare drum stand we have the feet. The spread of the feet is often determined by what other drum(s) or hardware is near by, (bass drum pedal, hi-hat stand, toms).
Our recommendation is to have one of the snare drum legs always pointing towards yourself/drum stool so that when you’re hitting the snare it doesn’t come towards you. Careful to not have the legs too close together as this will make the stand unstable.
Adjust the height of a snare drum stand
Above the legs and leg wingnut we have the height adjustable wingnut. To adjust the height, loosen this wingnut and bring the snare drum either up or down with one hand while holding the top part of the stand with the other. You always want to have one hand holding the top part so it doesn’t come crashing down.
Snare basket adjustment knob
This knob, located just under the snare basket, tightens the snare drum to the basket. The snare drum should rest on top of the rubber sleeves. Be carful not to over tighten as this will apply unnecessary pressure to the snare rim. Tighten until just snug. This is extremely helpful and important to have set up just right, so that if you want to move the snare drum around, it’s not disconnecting from the snare stand.
Snare basket tilt
Above the height adjustable wingnut we have the snare basket tilter wingnut. When this is loosened, you can tilt the snare drum towards you or the toms. Alternatively you can have the snare drum stand tilter flipped around 180 degrees, so that you can tilt the snare drum toward the floor tom, which leans itself better for traditional grip.
There are lots on adjustment options on the snare drum stand, so you can place the snare drum where ever you find it most comfortable, (even if you like the hi-hat stand close to the snare or bass drum pedal closer to the snare position). There are many drumset part name names, be sure to know and familiarize yourself with all of them to optimize drumset setup.