You can get a variety of different sounds
out of your snare depending on where you strike it, the force
of the strike, and if you hit the rim or not. This specially
designed Batter Badge model protects the drumhead and allows
the drummer to have more dynamic sound control. From rain drop
quiet buzz rolls to cannon loud rim-shots, the BB-STR stretches
the limits of a snare drum's sound capability, creating a larger
sound palette for the drummer to create music.
Strikes in position (1) off of the Badge
will be gated from the two surrounding arms, ideal for ghost
notes and shuffle pattern clarity. Position (1) will limit some
ring on rimshots. Strikes between the vents of position (2) will
be full and round, with gated ring and controlled decay. Back
beats hit in position (2) utilize the Snare Star's circular center
to create a powerful diaphram that can be hit very hard for maximum
volume without excessive sustain. Dead center (3) strikes and
rolls will be the most staccato with controlled stick bounce,
very little decay and greatest snare sensitivity. Strikes in
position (4) near the vent or on the arm will be louder and have
more decay and ring than position (2).
Shuffle patterns from position (1) to
(2), or from (1) to (3) will have greater dynamics and sound
variance. Your sticking patterns around the Snare Star will let
you create more melodic distinction of your notes. Your own sticking
patterns and playing techniques will have new sounds on the Badge,
giving you more musical playing choices with your instrument.
Learning to utilize the Snare Star's four strike zones will give
you new musical options you never knew your drum had!