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Our revolutionary "Independent Tension and Pressure" (ITaP) technology was developed by drummer, author, and percussion innovator Libor Hadrava. The patent-pending system is built around an independent snare depth control. Drummers could always adjust the tension on their snares, but the result was always a compromise between sound and sensitivity. Our ITaP system allows you to easily adjust the distance of the snare cables from the snare head. This means that the snare pressure (or sound quality) can be adjusted independent of the snare tension (or sensitivity). The ITaP system provides you—for the first time—complete control of your sound to optimize every performance.
Unlike "multi-tonal" drums that focus on creating different snare sounds, our line of G3 snare drums is conceived around the scientific acoustic principles of snare response theory. As the graphic below demonstrates, each type of snare responds optimally within a finite dynamic range. Clearly, one size can not fit all in today's expanding genres.
After exhaustive in-lab testing as well as hours of performance analysis, we have identified and created the optimal combinations of snare materials and manufacturing methods. The result: a snare drum experience unlike any other, one that will precisely and consistently express the optimal tones, colors, and timbres that performers and conductors demand—at every dynamic level in any performance environment.
Our remarkably responsive G3T drums deliver a clean, focused sound from pppp to ffff, from jazz to contemporary classical, from your studio to the world's finest concert halls. You will never sound better.
Your many years of lessons and countless hours of practicing represent significant investments in your professional career. When you perform, many people have high expectations: your section mates, your fellow musicians, your conductor, your audience. But none is as demanding as you. For that reason alone, you deserve to have an instrument that meets your expectations. That is the overarching philosophy that drives our innovation and demanding standards in design, manufacturing, and customer service.
If you have questions about the G3T and its wholly unique ITaP snare management system, please feel free to contact us. This way you can talk directly to the people who have been providing percussive voice to top professionals for over 35 years!
Years of snare research and development brings us to the conclusion that runs contrary to the traditional concept of snare functionality. By questioning everything believed to be true about snare response, we unearthed the shocking truth:
Just because you play at the edge of the top (batter) head, does NOT mean that the bottom (snare) head will vibrate at the edge. The fact is that the sound produced by snares comes from the center sector of the bottom head.
Think of it this way, you would not jump at the edge of a trampoline. That’s because most of the movement and energy comes from the center section of the trampoline’s surface.
So, while playing softly at the edge of the top head makes sense because the TOP head vibrates less, it does not mean that the bottom head is vibrating at the edge directly below!
Here is a more scientific explanation provided by acoustics expert and inventor Calvin Rose:
“So, let’s talk about why Grover Pro’s snares perform better and give you more control.
#1. They lay FLAT across the head, providing significantly more surface contact, resulting in greater snare clarity.
#2. The largest displacement of the drum head’s fundamental vibration is at the CENTER of the drum head as shown in the image below.”
Don’t be too upset. Approach this concept with an open mind,…but, don’t take our word for it…try Grover Pro snares and listen for yourself!