Intro: How to Make a Timbale Out of a Snare Drum
First, you wanna make sure your snare has a steel shell. If not, then don't do this unless you don't wanna get the timbale sound. I would prefer you use a snare drum that does not have any of those ridges, or humps on the shell. The snare drum I used is a regular Pearl steel shell snare. It has no ridges. Oh and make sure you have a screwdriver handy.
Step 1: How to Make a Timbale Out of a Snare Drum: Step 1
Ok, first your gonna have to take the snares out. Turn 'em off and un-tighten them. I can't tell you how to do the rest because your snare might be different than mine. Note: All pictures taken were of drum after completion, but still shows you steps.
Step 2: How to Make a Timbale Out of a Snare Drum: Step 2
Next, you have to take off the bottom head and rim of the drum. Easy to do, just simply un-tighten the head, duh.
Step 3: How to Make a Timbale Out of a Snare Drum: Step 3
Next, you have to loosen the dampener inside the drum, from the outside. Just turn on the knob outside of the shell until the dampener doesn't touch the head. This step is just in case you did have that on dampening the drumhead.
Step 4: How to Make a Timbale Out of a Snare Drum: Final Step
Last, but simple step. TIGHTEN THAT TOP HEAD! It needs to be snappy so that way you can get that true timbale sound. Your finished. Note: If it does not sound like a timbale it may be because of your type of snare.