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  1. #26

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    The snare is tight. I've got Aquarian Performance II's on the toms, so tight isn't an option..
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    Yeah, i have mine tight on top and loose on bottom to. gives tht little edge.

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    I like to tune everything on top tight but the bottom heads much tighter.

    Everything tight.
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    I wouldn't say tight as in really tight, I like some give, taut would be a good word - taut on top and looser on the bottom.
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    my toms and kick are tune loose...
    i like them when they sound like "bug".
    but i hate my snare...
    waaaaaaaa....!
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  6. #31

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    my toms and kick are tune loose...
    i love them when they sounds like "BUG"...
    but i hate my snare...
    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
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    well currently, i have the bottom skins really tight and the batters looser.

    but i am going to experiment today by loosening the bottom skins and tightening the top more than the bottom.

    snare is tight!

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    I like to keep the high toms tight, but the fl. tom, i loosen up more. I have them pretty loose but you can stilll hear a sound. if not, you get a better sound playing on cardboard.

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    My Snare is relatively tight, on my toms the bottom head is slightly tighter then the top and floor tom i tuned both heads around the same, im still having problems with that dang floor tom :( GRRRRR

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    i like my drums as low as possible but still with a good sound, so loose
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    when i hit my tom it makes the snare vibrate, nothings touching it, is that down to tuning or crap snare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lita3
    when i hit my tom it makes the snare vibrate, nothings touching it, is that down to tuning or crap snare?

    Could be tuning. I had real snare buzz, until I got the drum dial. Now I got a little buzz, that's much more tolerable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ99
    Could be tuning. I had real snare buzz, until I got the drum dial. Now I got a little buzz, that's much more tolerable.
    drum dial?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lita3
    drum dial?


    http://www.drumdial.com/


    It was very useful for me. (new to tuning)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lita3
    when i hit my tom it makes the snare vibrate, nothings touching it, is that down to tuning or crap snare?
    Your tom and your snare are set to a relative pitch, that is why it is picking up the snares, tune you tom a little lower and it will stop that aweful buzz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrumbum
    Your tom and your snare are set to a relative pitch, that is why it is picking up the snares, tune you tom a little lower and it will stop that aweful buzz.
    hey thanks i'll try that, at the moment iv dropped the snare wire so it doesnt touch the snare , it sound very empty tho, iv also purchased a new snare wire , as i thought i may have been that, anyway il try that , thanks again
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    Has any one ever snapped any lugs from going too tight before? Is that even possible.... Or maybe broken their skin or snare from over tightening?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo42w
    Has any one ever snapped any lugs from going too tight before? Is that even possible.... Or maybe broken their skin or snare from over tightening?
    Nope, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo42w
    Has any one ever snapped any lugs from going too tight before? Is that even possible.... Or maybe broken their skin or snare from over tightening?
    I've never done it but I'm sure it's possible. I've seen shells crack in one or more ply from overtightening. The pressure put on it by lug can put cracks in shells.

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    I guess that would be hard on a 20 ply shell (on the reference kit i want)

    Since i dont have a kit i just sit back and make analysis's for when i do get one. While the tone comes from the top skin being tightened but resonance from the bottom? Does anyone know the reasoning behind the bottom skin.
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    I got rid of all the buzz from snare to tom. I bought same new snare cables, blackswamp percussion ORCHESTRAL snares. Thats right, no coils, no beads, basically guitar strings strapped to my snare, and it sounds amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon
    I got rid of all the buzz from snare to tom. I bought same new snare cables, blackswamp percussion ORCHESTRAL snares. Thats right, no coils, no beads, basically guitar strings strapped to my snare, and it sounds amazing.
    so buying new snare wire helped the buzz? its really annoying and i dont use my toms because of it
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  23. #48

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    all my drums are tight, I have to tighten them occasionally.if they are loose the floor tom sounds bad

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    I love when an old thread gets brought back. I tune my toms low, and my snare is very tight.
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  25. #50

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    Toms are as low as possible, with still getting a nice tone / note. For the snare - it depends on which one. My Acrolite (aluminum) is medium-high, Black Beauty (brass) is medium, Jazz Festival (wood) is medium-low. Bass drum is just above the lowest it could be. It has a better tone when tuned up slightly.

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