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No. 6 Posted on Jul 16, 2013 4:40 AM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
pwc wrote:
There is also the possibility that sound waves themselves are in some way affected by the variances in humidity and ambient temperature of the surrounding air. But whether that is noticeable by our ears is something else.


The humidity does not have a great effect on particle transport; however, whether or not it is raining does (and we don't tend to play our drums in the rain, I prefer mine dry personally). So I presume that humidity alone has little effect on sound. That said, the temperature of the medium greatly effects the speed of sound and therefore in extremes may make a noticeable difference.

I would suggest that cymbals are less effected by a change in temperature because they are a dense solid. However, a drum has the cavity which will be influenced by temperature and the synthetic material that the skin is made from will also be somewhat sensitive to temperature (a change in temperature likely will lead to a change in surface tension)-- and perhaps the material may also be sensitive to moisture, although I doubt it at any reasonable levels.

That is my speculation anyway.



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3789 Cymbal tone and temperature Singlestroker 513 Jul 12, 2013 5:24 AM
3360 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature pwc 318 Jul 12, 2013 8:08 AM
1585 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature Pearl57 159 Feb 6, 2014 10:12 AM
1577 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature Pearl57 159 Feb 6, 2014 10:13 AM
1707 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature Pearl57 159 Feb 6, 2014 10:23 AM
3360 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature Singlestroker 700 Jul 12, 2013 9:45 AM
3305 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature pgdrums 354 Jul 15, 2013 12:54 PM
3295 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature pwc 221 Jul 15, 2013 8:27 PM
3294 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature RvJim 1143 Jul 16, 2013 4:40 AM
3263 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature Singlestroker 434 Jul 16, 2013 6:46 AM
3279 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature RvJim 909 Jul 16, 2013 8:07 PM
3276 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature pwc 129 Jul 17, 2013 3:55 AM
3340 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature Singlestroker 337 Jul 17, 2013 6:09 AM
3072 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature StillKicken 343 Aug 3, 2013 4:18 AM
3075 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature StillKicken 358 Aug 3, 2013 6:27 AM
3008 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature StillKicken 849 Aug 3, 2013 6:20 AM
2971 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature Andy 462 Aug 6, 2013 6:51 PM
3318 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature Andy 462 Aug 6, 2013 6:51 PM
1977 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature knightcrawler 72 Dec 11, 2013 7:31 PM
1634 Re:Cymbal tone and temperature kudoco 149 Feb 5, 2014 11:30 PM

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