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Making a snare bed on a metal snare?
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by Bart Elliott
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February 26, 2014, 11:39 AM
^So wait...which has the fatter sound? Shells with rings or without? I'm guessing with, but that's kind of a shot in the dark, lol.
I LOVE a fat sound on toms and kick (and gong drum, one of which I'd really like to get someday...those things sound killer!). With snare I like more of a medium to medium-high pop.
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« Last post by Chip Donaho on December 23, 2013, 12:51 PM »
On some drums I have Aquarian heads with focus rings built into the head. Plus I have separate rings to lay on the head. Sometimes I use both the built in rings plus other rings. It just depends on the sound I'm going for. More open ring or a fat sound. The choice is yours. What are you after, it's up to you to decide.
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Although I'm very happy with my Tama Rockstar Custom, I always think in the future sometime I'd like to upgrade to one of Tama's higher end lines. Tama just came out with their new line, the STAR series, and you can get them in Maple or Bubinga. They're 5-ply shells, but here's the thing: they've got sound focus rings.
I've heard clips of these drums both in Maple and Bubinga and I LOVE the sound of them. I'd really like to check them out in person as well and if I like them there that might be an option for a future upgrade. I'm just wondering about those sound focus rings, though. What's the point of them? I know 5 ply is somewhat thin for shells, so they might be there to support the shell and head tension, but they're called "sound focus" rings. What exactly do they do?
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« Last post by MOUSE on December 21, 2013, 04:07 AM »
Been listening to Al Jackson and JR Robinson, no wonder they were/ are in demand.
Steve Jordan, that guy has a most unusual grip, right hand way up stick and left way beck, and it works. Tried playing his way and was amazed at how it got me swinging. So simple playing that sounds so good.
Ken Mary, Pat Torpey, Stan Lynch some others I like their straight playing feels .
« Last post by JeepnDrummer on December 20, 2013, 01:44 AM »
Thanks guys. Bill, you're absolutely correct that the sequencer will require us to be spot on. Unfortunately, we also have a "that guy." It's interesting that you mentioned timing accountability. This is precisely what's been on my mind. No doubt, the click and sequencer are going to expose more of "that guy's" shortcomings.
« Last post by Jon E on December 19, 2013, 07:23 PM »
A few Ludwigs.