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When I hit the snare drum harder than usual, it is making a different sound. Is that supposed to be?

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I believe I have found a good part of the solution to this problem. I also had this problem in the snare. The problem was so severe that, when pulled, the snare support, without giving him any beat, the sound appeared. I took courage and opened the snare.Ao open, I realized that a yellow adhesive used to glue the trigger wire had melted and the other touching the trigger. I think this must have happened at some point prior to my purchase that equipment has been under excessive heat and then drained to such a glue. Simply cut the little wire glue "connected" two triggers, and closed the snare ....... ready: is working perfectly.

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    Hi sir , your answer might help me.. i will try it later to open and check the problem.. and i will reply here after.. thanks

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Yes... the pressure sensor controls some of the sound... ALSO there is a RIM sensor that senses a RIM SHOT. This is quite a different sound. You may actually be triggering that with a hard hit... normally you hit near the rim to trigger that one. You will not that the SNARE cable has a three wire jack as opposed to most of the other pickups. This is for the second sensor in the snare.

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