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    How much sonic difference is there with these things?

    I love the look of the black branded bass drum reso but am wondering if I can't get more tone from a "better" skin? Maybe a 2 ply or a coated?
    Kevin
    DW Performance series - Gun Metal Metallic Lacquer
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    Sabian AA/AAX hi-hats & crashes
    Sabian HHX Evolution ride

    Drummers can be very tempomental.....

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    Big differences.

    I'm my experience, getting a single ply bass drum Reso with an inner hoop ring works the best. I've tested this on multiple bass drums over the years.
    Also, I don't add any muffling material to my bass drums. Plus, what you hear in the driver's seat is very different to what projects front of house.
    The right heads and tuning will sort just about anything.

    Batter head is another topic.

    Acoustic & Electronic:
    Pearl Prestige World Series WLX 1988
    Tama Swingstar 1983
    Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive (Birch) 2007
    Premier Artist Maple (with Birch Snare) - yellow/fusion 2005-06
    Ludwig Acrolite Snare 1976
    Pearl Sensitone Elite Aluminum 5.5" and 6.5" Snare
    Pearl COB Custom Deluxe [Gladstone] (75-76) Snare
    Love Drum Co. Hammered Steel 5.5" Snare
    Roland TD-1KV

    Paiste
    Accent 8"

    Paiste Signature:
    6", 10" Splash
    14" Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
    14" Sound Edge Hi-Hats
    16", 17", 18",19", 20" Full Crash

    Paiste Formula 602:
    22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride

    Paiste 2oo2:
    22" Ride
    16" Crash
    6",10" Splash

    Paiste Sound Formula:
    20" Full Ride (Frankenstein)

    Paiste Twenty:
    16" China

    Paiste Alpha (original Swiss made):
    12" Splash

    Paiste PST7:
    Medium
    16", 18" Crash
    20" Ride
    14" Hi-Hats

    Sabian:
    XS20 18" China
    AA 14" Fusion Hi-Hats


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    Quote Originally Posted by EyePea View Post
    Big differences.

    I'm my experience, getting a single ply bass drum Reso with an inner hoop ring works the best. I've tested this on multiple bass drums over the years.
    Also, I don't add any muffling material to my bass drums. Plus, what you hear in the driver's seat is very different to what projects front of house.
    The right heads and tuning will sort just about anything.

    Batter head is another topic.
    Thanks for the info... Backing up a bit, this all started when I was goofing around in a local music store. They had a pdp concept maple with a 24" kick . It had the coated logo head and a coated batter, and sounded way more round and tonal without being crazy boomy than my 24" DW and I was kinda surprised at how much better it sounded.
    I have an emad with a reinforcement sticker on the batter side and the stock reso logo head with the EQ pillow just grazing each head. Its got great attack but little tone, so I'm wondering how to get that boom and not just a smack.
    Kevin
    DW Performance series - Gun Metal Metallic Lacquer
    24/12/16 6.5x14
    Sabian AA/AAX hi-hats & crashes
    Sabian HHX Evolution ride

    Drummers can be very tempomental.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleDude View Post
    Thanks for the info... Backing up a bit, this all started when I was goofing around in a local music store. They had a pdp concept maple with a 24" kick . It had the coated logo head and a coated batter, and sounded way more round and tonal without being crazy boomy than my 24" DW and I was kinda surprised at how much better it sounded.
    I have an emad with a reinforcement sticker on the batter side and the stock reso logo head with the EQ pillow just grazing each head. Its got great attack but little tone, so I'm wondering how to get that boom and not just a smack.
    Single ply heads (coated or not) will resonate more.

    Watch a decent bass drum head comparison to get a handle on what is what.

    Here's one. (unfortunately the resonant head status is unknown which is a great shame).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0ekSlGVZoU

    Acoustic & Electronic:
    Pearl Prestige World Series WLX 1988
    Tama Swingstar 1983
    Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive (Birch) 2007
    Premier Artist Maple (with Birch Snare) - yellow/fusion 2005-06
    Ludwig Acrolite Snare 1976
    Pearl Sensitone Elite Aluminum 5.5" and 6.5" Snare
    Pearl COB Custom Deluxe [Gladstone] (75-76) Snare
    Love Drum Co. Hammered Steel 5.5" Snare
    Roland TD-1KV

    Paiste
    Accent 8"

    Paiste Signature:
    6", 10" Splash
    14" Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
    14" Sound Edge Hi-Hats
    16", 17", 18",19", 20" Full Crash

    Paiste Formula 602:
    22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride

    Paiste 2oo2:
    22" Ride
    16" Crash
    6",10" Splash

    Paiste Sound Formula:
    20" Full Ride (Frankenstein)

    Paiste Twenty:
    16" China

    Paiste Alpha (original Swiss made):
    12" Splash

    Paiste PST7:
    Medium
    16", 18" Crash
    20" Ride
    14" Hi-Hats

    Sabian:
    XS20 18" China
    AA 14" Fusion Hi-Hats


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    That was a great video, Eyepea. Thank you
    Kevin
    DW Performance series - Gun Metal Metallic Lacquer
    24/12/16 6.5x14
    Sabian AA/AAX hi-hats & crashes
    Sabian HHX Evolution ride

    Drummers can be very tempomental.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleDude View Post
    That was a great video, Eyepea. Thank you
    You're welcome my drumchat forum friend. Happy drumming.

    Acoustic & Electronic:
    Pearl Prestige World Series WLX 1988
    Tama Swingstar 1983
    Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive (Birch) 2007
    Premier Artist Maple (with Birch Snare) - yellow/fusion 2005-06
    Ludwig Acrolite Snare 1976
    Pearl Sensitone Elite Aluminum 5.5" and 6.5" Snare
    Pearl COB Custom Deluxe [Gladstone] (75-76) Snare
    Love Drum Co. Hammered Steel 5.5" Snare
    Roland TD-1KV

    Paiste
    Accent 8"

    Paiste Signature:
    6", 10" Splash
    14" Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
    14" Sound Edge Hi-Hats
    16", 17", 18",19", 20" Full Crash

    Paiste Formula 602:
    22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride

    Paiste 2oo2:
    22" Ride
    16" Crash
    6",10" Splash

    Paiste Sound Formula:
    20" Full Ride (Frankenstein)

    Paiste Twenty:
    16" China

    Paiste Alpha (original Swiss made):
    12" Splash

    Paiste PST7:
    Medium
    16", 18" Crash
    20" Ride
    14" Hi-Hats

    Sabian:
    XS20 18" China
    AA 14" Fusion Hi-Hats


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