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03-15-2007, 05:01 PM
How do you get your toms to sound so fat with single coated heads? Do you tune top high and bottom low or vice versa?
09-26-2007, 10:05 AM
09-26-2007, 10:59 AM
Tune the heads a perfect fourth apart, the batter head lower than the resonant head. Mind you, though, that when you close-mike a drum, you'll hear the phenomenon called the proximity effect -- that is, when you place a mic within two inches of the sound source you'll get a natural low end boost. The tuning isn't the only contributing factor to Nat's sound on that video.
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