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Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,430
Posted By singing drums
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM review ☞

...yes, you are correct...thank you for supporting the proposition that visual differences between the 2013 vs 2014 sc drums should have no bearing on the quality of the kits, so long as the sonic...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,430
Posted By singing drums
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM review ☞

...i was comparing the 2014 sc series to its 2013 iteration on a visual basis only...one would have to compare the two side-by-side under similar playing conditions to assess whether there are any...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,483
Posted By singing drums
Re: Finally!

...beautiful showroom...like a sanctuary for (heavenly) drums beating the path to a higher level (craftsmanship/sonic-wise)...does this room sit atop your production site?...also, your floor is...
Forum: Drums 06-11-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By singing drums
Re: SQ2 Birch (shell thickness… need your help)

...indeed, sonor makes it a point to note that its "unique" shell manufacturing process allows it to make thin shells (without re-rings-pre 2000s/and with vintage re-rings-post 2000s) that contribute...
Forum: Drums 06-07-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,430
Posted By singing drums
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM review ☞

...perhaps the "no free lunch" adage remains true...

...there was discussion that the the 2014 stage customs were starting to resemble the MIJ former birch custom absolute series, given the use of...
Forum: Drums 05-29-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By singing drums
Re: 4x14 brass snare

...sonor's signature series (circa 1990s/mid 2000) used to (still?) feature die-cast rimmed 14x4 brass and bronze snare drums...
Forum: Drums 04-22-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,578
Posted By singing drums
Re: Some In-Tense porn for the weekend ;)

...yes, of course, my apologies...the reference to kumu was only in the sense of a custom drum builder that appears (at least to this casual observer) to be absolutely devoted to producing a...
Forum: Drums 04-21-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,578
Posted By singing drums
Re: Some In-Tense porn for the weekend ;)

...impressive hardware (as well as shells/overall execution)...are the tom hoops also made of aluminum?

...seems like we have an english "kumu" in the making (but featuring locally-sourced...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,081
Posted By singing drums
Re: Sonor Designer or DW Collectors?

...the african bubinga used as the outer ply in sonor's designer series was, i believe, an actual ply of bubinga, as opposed to a thin layer of veneer (meaning, the bubinga ply was almost as thick as...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,447
Posted By singing drums
Re: Prototype tom depths

...not at all; your detailed responses are very much appreciated...

...i am assuming that aluminum hardware is the most expensive, followed by cast alloy metal, and then stamped steel?...
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Forum: Drums 04-05-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 498,674
Posted By singing drums
Re: Yamaha Drums

...it will be interesting to see if yamaha can indeed establish a new (premium) price point for pro kits coming out of china factories...

...yamaha intimates that its china factory is wholly...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By singing drums
Re: Tone and thin shells

...interesting...sonor's designer series kits in maple were marketed in two shell thicknesses: light/thin (to emphasis lower tones, according to sonor); and heavy/thick (again, according to sonor, to...
Forum: Drums 03-30-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,447
Posted By singing drums
Re: Prototype tom depths

...very nice...i am assuming that the use of a thin (solid steel as opposed to "pot metal"?) connecting rod between the (single hole?) lugs promotes the sonic characteristics of the drum?...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 27,337
Posted By singing drums
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

...thank you for your insight/sharing your vast experience with the wider drumming community...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By singing drums
Re: Drum Shell History Questions

...appreciate the insight/history...

...in a previous thread, a custom builder revealed that there are 3 grades of plywood used in drum making (e.g., grade a, grade b, grade c), and that top-level...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 27,337
Posted By singing drums
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

...i would assume "pot metal" means metal cast from inferior (sonically speaking) alloys that are cheaper than, say, premium alloys that have superior sonic properties?

...also, would you have a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By singing drums
Re: Drum Shell History Questions

...it would be interesting to know what the cost difference actually is between, say, birch plies vs. maple plies vs. beech plies vs. mahogany plies vs. mystery plies, etc., given that the cost...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,832
Posted By singing drums
Re: How do you feel about lug gaskets?

...interesting discussion...perhaps some name brand manufacturers are monitoring/pursuing some of the r&d ideas expressed here...to wit, sonor recently released a 20"x12" bass drum...also, perhaps...
Forum: Drums 03-06-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By singing drums
Re: Best of the best - Prime examples of a specie

...kumu's drums do indeed appear to be extremely well-crafted...that said, the large hole drilled in the side of its bass drums appears to be unconventional and one wonders about the effect on shell...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,513
Posted By singing drums
Re: Ok - bearing edges :)

...thanks for posting...this is truly impressive edge-work when compared to the typical peaked crests produced by the name-brand "leading makers"...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,976
Posted By singing drums
Re: Paiste 2002, B8 but why do they sound so good?

...the price of commodities - including precious metals such as bronze and silver - has gone up by many multitudes since the early 2000s, and, yet, the price of the top end cymbals produced by the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By singing drums
Re: Wraps, lacquers, poly coats - the explanation.

...the use of reinforcement hoops at the top and bottom of drum shells also seems to be a recent trend amongst leading drum manufacturers (especially those seeking to recreate a "vintage" sound)...i...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By singing drums
Re: Wraps, lacquers, poly coats - the explanation.

...a recent trend amongst drum manufacturers has been to use "hybrid shells" featuring different tonewoods, but to place the harder wood ply in the center of the shell, with progressively softer...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,093
Posted By singing drums
Re: What is resonance, & why does it matter.

...thank you, keeping simple, for taking the time to educate the drumming community by sharing your vast experience/knowledge...

...i find your analogies between sounds created by drums and sounds...
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