Users' questions

What is a mesh snare?

What is a mesh snare?

A “mesh snare” is a snare drum that has mesh drumheads installed. Mesh drumheads are drumheads that are made of a fine plastic mesh that produces a very quiet sound because it does not resonate like a regular drumhead. Mesh heads are used on both acoustic snare drums and electronic drum pads to keep them quiet.

Are mesh heads worth it?

More accurate sizes: most kits with mesh heads are usually closer to the sizes of actual acoustic drums. This means they’re a good choice if you swap between an acoustic and electronic set regularly, as you won’t have to alter your technique or change your accuracy at all.

How loud are mesh drum heads?

Replacing regular drumheads with mesh heads will dramatically reduce the volume of drums. Overall, mesh drumheads are the best option for silent drums… They’re about as quiet as it gets on a real drum kit (and they’re actually quieter than the rubber pads on most electronic drum kits).

Are mesh drum heads durable?

Q: “How long do mesh heads last?” A: Barring accident or abuse, they can last for years. Roland’s mesh heads are manufactured by Remo, a long-standing drumhead maker.

How big is a 12 inch mesh snare?

High end Electronic 12″ SNARE for your Alesis or Roland electronic drum GREAT LOOK! Very responsive, dual zone (rim shot), 12 inches mesh head. To be placed on a snare stand.

Which is the best snare drum head for all music?

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What’s the difference between rubber and mesh drum heads?

Whatever the brand, be it Roland, Alesis or Tourtech etc, their electronic kits will have pads/heads made from hard rubber and/or mesh. They’re the most popular kinds of material for your kick drum, snare and toms; cymbal pads are almost exclusively always made from some kind of rubber.

What was the first electronic kit to use mesh heads?

Many early electronic kits consisted of mostly rubber drums – with maybe the odd mesh snare as an exception. Roland were then the first brand to pioneer the use of mesh heads on their electronic kits. Since then, many of the biggest names in the business have followed suit, developing their own suite of innovative tech for their own products.