With 4" painters tape, my SS doesn't sound dead at all.
Of course it does... That's what it's literally designed for, sounding dead and not being loud. Damping it more (with huge tape) might make the nasty high overtones from those heads take a back seat but you're not really adding tone, nor are you giving it more resonance; the opposite, in fact.With 4" painters tape, my SS doesn't sound dead at all.
Well, there can be. I've heard them, I sat down at a kit in a teaching studio that had them just recently. I guess it depends on what drum and the other head tuning as well, but the SS take the body out of everything and all I hear really left are some slight overtones and the attack of the stick. Probably most of what I'm hearing are the tones from the reso head, and they certainly don't last long due to the SS killing the sympathetic head response.There are no overtones with SS heads and the tape isn't for damping.
Well, then aren't all plywood drums just a series of wraps beyond the first ply?Isn't an 'outer ply of burl' a wrap? I mean, it's a veneer, right? Isn't a veneer wrapped around a shell?