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Old 10-24-2019, 12:17 PM
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Default Piccolo Snare

Silly question, but what measurements constitute a piccolo snare compared to a regular snare?

I ask because I just snagged a 13x4 Yamaha steel snare, but the seller didn't call it a piccolo, although my guess is, with those measurements, it is. It's nothing great, but I got it for next to nothing and I've been wanting to try a piccolo for awhile. I'm looking for that Tower of Power, Dave Garibaldi sound.(and ability!)
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:04 PM
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I don't think there exists a definite measurement for the Piccolo, but the industry standard for many decades for a "regular" size snare is 5x14. So, anything under those dimensions generally fall into Piccolo territory. I think Ludwig Piccolos were 3x13, Rogers were 2.5x13, etc.
Camco once made a 3.5x14 "Jazz model", too.

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Old 10-24-2019, 05:07 PM
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I don't think there exists a definite measurement for the Piccolo, but the industry standard for many decades for a "regular" size snare is 5x14. So, anything under those dimensions generally fall into Piccolo territory. I think Ludwig Piccolos were 3x13, Rogers were 2.5x13, etc.
Camco once made a 3.5x14 "Jazz model", too.
I think your likely correct.

I really was looking for a 3x13" snare, which seems to be the most common piccolo size, to get that great dry crack, but this 4x13 came up at a stupid low price, so I figured, why not? I'm hoping I get that kind of sound out of this 4" deep snare.

Wow, 2.5" snare must really have that distinctive piccolo snap to it.
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:29 PM
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Four inch shells are rare, period. I think you got a good deal there!
-Kurt
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:13 PM
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Four inch shells are rare, period. I think you got a good deal there!
-Kurt
Ohhh! Finally, I got a good deal!!!

I think I'm going to have to measure this snare when it gets here. I rarely get so lucky! Probably the more common 3.5 "
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:31 AM
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So I received the snare, and it is a steel Yamaha Made in Taiwan. I didn't know that even Yamaha made drums in Taiwan. I guess nobody was immune to the move to China.

In any case, the steel cleaned up really nicely, and it has a beautiful shine. More importantly, it sounds fantastic. It has that sharp dry crack that piccolo's are known for, and it's just the sound I was looking for. And it still has the Yamaha drumhead on it, but I will change that soon.

For 18 bucks plus shipping, I am really pleased.
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