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    Re: Practice Kit Options

    I have a lot of experience in this zone having been through similar situations over time
    I found that if I played an electronic kit and then transferred to an acoustic kit to practice with the...
  2. Re: High 10" tom resonates when I hit (strike) my low 12" tom, creating an annoying s

    One word Vibration.
    That is what drums do. That vibration can be transferred to adjacent drums. the resolution is dampening or isolation
    If I remember correctly, Tama uses the Ludwig style...
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    Re: Best setup for an 8 piece kit

    Setting up a drum kit has everything to do with the size and style of the person playing the drum kit.
    But There are some basic rules one can follow to get things on the right track
    1- Never ever...
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    Re: Advice On Drum Pads

    I purchased a second kit (smaller) and added mesh heads and L 80 cymbals for practice.... its the best combination for me personally .... you can get a small shell kit for under 200 bucks today its...
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    Re: I really have a problem...

    Drum shell material has far less to do with drum sound than most folks thinků Consider this, metal snare or wooden? From 10 feet away with proper bearing edge cut and flatness, what audience could...
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    Re: I really have a problem...

    The sound of a drum has far less to do with the shell construction and more to do with the cut and flatness of a bearing edge.... Although the drum marketing folks who are getting paychecks for...
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    Sticky: Re: Drum Riser on the Cheap

    Drum risers = More heavy crap for the drummer to carry with him/hear and more vibration for the sound folks to deal with.... the older one gets the heaver these risers are to lug around
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    Sticky: Re: Drum Riser on the Cheap

    Personally I am opposed to drum risers. as they tend to be dangerous for the drummer. I generally oppose their use if I have that option. That said, I have used many drum risers in the past and...
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    Re: Drum head opinions for birch

    Applying drum heads to a kit are more about knowing what the bearing edges are and what the heads do than the type of shell material used to construct the kit. Bearing edges, and their flatness are...
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    Sticky: Re: Tama Drums Discussion

    Identification of Tama Swingstar kits
    I have seen many questions on various websites related to the identification of Tama Swingstar drums.

    These drums (swing star) show up in Tama brochures...
  11. How to identify Tama Swingstar ... Japan VS off-shore

    Identification of Tama Swingstar kits
    I have seen many questions on various websites related to the identification of Tama Swingstar drums.

    These drums (swing star) show up in Tama brochures...
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    Re: Wood vs Metal snare

    There probably is less of preference in the variation of these two materials and more the need for sound ... you left out Plastics of course which include acrylics and fiberglass.
    1) The...
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    Sticky: Re: Tama Drums Discussion

    The reason one would find a difference in sound between Tama and Grestch is because the variation in cut of the bearing edge. Tama uses a 45deg cut on the bearing edge and Grestch uses a three part...
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