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Offline Joe Binns

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shell depth
« on: September 29, 2016, 02:08 PM »
Do toms of different depths have essentially the same range or do deeper toms allow for deeper tones? 

Offline Anthony Sullivan

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Re: shell depth
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 11:53 AM »
Hi Joe,

I'm sure you've found your answer by now, but just wanted to weigh in as this was something I debate when buying a Tama Hyperdrive kit... I found that the depth effects the length of the note more than the pitch. I can get the toms sounding quite low, but still retaining a really punchy sound.

Hope that helps!

Offline Chip Donaho

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Re: shell depth
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 01:31 PM »
I have 4 different drum sets. Each has it's own sound. My Mapex sets sound completely different than my DW set. When choosing my drums for different bands I have to be very carefull which set I bring to the gig. For instance, if they play a lot of old rock I bring my old Slingerland set. But if I'm going to be recording I'll bring my DW set. But if I want a deep sound I'll choose my Cherrywood Mapex set. I also have various snares to chose from. I'm very choosy which snares I bring to a gig. So it pays to know the sound you're after.  ;)
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