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StillKicken





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No. 11 Posted on Nov 3, 2012 6:16 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
OldFart wrote:
So, in essence, one can use different map routes to arrive at or very near a particular destination.


That's so very true. I recently converted a 16x18" floor tom to a bass drum and installed two Fiberskyn PS3's. At first I thought I had made a mistake with that choice of heads. Over time tweaking the reso and batter it got better and better. Last week I made a spontaneous purchase(LOL) of a Tune-Bot electronic drum tuner. I re-tuned the bass while learning how to use the thing; I now have this very low robust tone that you would never think would come from a drum so small with lots of punch. The destination that OldFart was talking about in my case was a tighter reso and a much lower tuned batter head. I also use a hand towel for minor adjustments.

I've said in the past that it's all about tuning. I don't feel it matters too much which drum head you buy until it gets to the extreme. Yes they all have their caricaturists for a reason, you should buy for that reason. Remember the more muffled a head is the less it can or needs be tuned.

sherm


StillKicken edited on Nov 3, 2012 6:22 PM

K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple System

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3730 Bass Drum Head? Tmitchellbrown 143 Oct 28, 2012 6:17 PM
3210 Re:Bass Drum Head? RvJim 7 Oct 28, 2012 7:28 PM
2886 Re:Bass Drum Head? drumster15 427 Nov 11, 2012 7:54 PM
3123 Re:Bass Drum Head? Tmitchellbrown 249 Nov 20, 2012 9:24 AM
3256 Re:Bass Drum Head? OldFart 141 Oct 28, 2012 8:20 PM
3215 Re:Bass Drum Head? paul 47 Oct 29, 2012 10:10 AM
3216 Re:Bass Drum Head? technique2012 524 Oct 29, 2012 3:21 PM
3230 Re:Bass Drum Head? Tmitchellbrown 287 Oct 29, 2012 7:37 PM
3194 Re:Bass Drum Head? OldFart 702 Oct 29, 2012 10:41 PM
3151 Re:Bass Drum Head? TheLemonAid 891 Oct 30, 2012 2:54 AM
3194 Re:Bass Drum Head? paul 370 Oct 30, 2012 9:22 AM
3300 Re:Bass Drum Head? OldFart 620 Oct 30, 2012 9:48 AM
3052 Re:Bass Drum Head? StillKicken 1116 Nov 3, 2012 6:16 PM
3080 Re:Bass Drum Head? Tmitchellbrown 171 Nov 3, 2012 8:22 PM
2957 Re:Bass Drum Head? drumster15 207 Nov 5, 2012 10:07 PM
2926 Re:Bass Drum Head? OldFart 382 Nov 6, 2012 6:10 AM
2891 Re:Bass Drum Head? Tmitchellbrown 109 Nov 6, 2012 5:01 PM
2909 Re:Bass Drum Head? pwc 187 Nov 6, 2012 9:25 PM

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