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No. 1 Posted on Jun 17, 2013 10:00 AM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I know that the debate about nylon vs. wooden tips is as old as this forum and has been discussed many times, but I'm reconsidering my position on it. Actually, I'm solidly on the fence about it.

I prefer the sound of wood tips on cymbals, but I prefer the sound of nylon on drums, at least when using coated heads. I use coated Ambos as batter heads because I find them to be the most versatile, which is important in my particular band. The problem is that they're too warm/dark for my taste, so I've always asked our sound tech to brighten the high end EQ in order to add some attack that gets lost otherwise. But EQ'ing to add attack isn't always the best option.

At last weekend's gig I played with nylon tips for the first time in a long time, and I loved the greater attack on the drums. Unfortunately, I still don't like the cymbal sound.

Seems like my options are to get used to the brighter cymbal sound with nylon, be satisfied with the weaker attack with wood, or switch to clear heads. I don't like any of these 3 options. Is there another option I'm missing?





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2056 Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? pgdrums 1091 Jun 17, 2013 10:00 AM
1888 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? RvJim 146 Jun 17, 2013 4:13 PM
1837 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? OldFart 651 Jun 18, 2013 9:35 AM
1832 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? pgdrums 263 Jun 18, 2013 10:15 AM
1841 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? technique2012 633 Jun 18, 2013 12:17 PM
1837 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? OldFart 877 Jun 18, 2013 1:58 PM
1821 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? RvJim 358 Jun 18, 2013 3:19 PM
1836 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? paul 561 Jun 18, 2013 7:22 PM
1821 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? HuskerFan 202 Jun 19, 2013 9:37 PM
1815 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? pwc 470 Jun 19, 2013 11:40 PM
1798 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? Andy 527 Jun 20, 2013 5:03 AM
1799 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? pgdrums 1133 Jun 20, 2013 5:51 AM
2088 Re:Nylon vs. Wood vs. ??? Andy 523 Jun 20, 2013 12:59 PM

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