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Old 07-12-2014, 08:45 AM
gSonor gSonor is offline
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Default Re: Rhythm Tech Active Snare System

I also bought one of these for a dyna that had no snare frame. It was just ok so I hunted down a frame and wires and what an improvement! The dyna-sonic frame has it all.

Since I already invested in the Rhythm-tech I tried it on all my other snares and couldn't stand it until I used it on a birch shell sonic-plus 14x6.5 and it found a permanent home. No buzz, and really brought out a woody sound in that snare that I couldn't find with standard wires.

I guess I got lucky and found a use for it.

Gary
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:34 PM
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Today, I decided to clean up a lot of my old snare related stuff from the appropriate storage drawer. I then came across a Rhythm Tech Active Snare System. I had started a post about this months ago. Like most on the forum, I agreed the system was garbage! I then asked myself why. Plastic!!! The first step I set out to do was to cut off/grind down the weak plastic tabs which held the snare wires in place. Once that was accomplished, I used Gorilla Glue clear to secure appropriate sized washers to the snare base. Next, I soldered small nuts to the washers. Basically, the plastic tabs are now metal. A couple of small bolts should secure it to the metal frame. I'll try it on a couple of different snares out tomorrow. I'm not expecting a "poor man's" Dynosonic system. I just had some time and wanted to experiment. We'll see.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: Rhythm Tech Active Snare System

I have a couple of these installed on my main player snare drums and like them very much. Oh well.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:15 PM
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Default Re: Rhythm Tech Active Snare System

I have one on my COB PowerTone. Sacrilege to some but I like it.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:29 PM
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Default Re: Rhythm Tech Active Snare System

Thanks for your input, gentlemen. Everything seems to be holding together but, there are a couple of improvements I have in my mind. One is installing a set of Puresound Equalizer wires. I hope I have a set somewhere because, as you know, they are a bit pricey. We'll see. The important thing is that I enjoy tinkering around with all things percussion!
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