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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 315
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Buying/Tuning a Concert Snare Drum

I built myself a concert snare:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/25975610448_43f7507443_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4700/39138955114_fcf6ac464a_c.jpg

It has double 45 degree edges,...
Forum: Drums 02-16-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 570
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: How do YOU Tune?

It's been a while since I replaced both heads at the same time on a drum, but I think I start with the reso side and get that to a "medium" level of equal tension. Then I do the batter and get that...
Forum: Drums 02-15-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 751
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Advice on value of monster vintage Pearl kit

Maybe try contacting Pearl. They may have some interest in the kit for historical purposes. Considering it's age and condition and all the original pieces are there, they may want to use it in some...
Forum: Drums 02-14-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 751
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Advice on value of monster vintage Pearl kit

You might want to look at old Pearl catalogues and see what were standard configurations for that type of kit. From there, look in to breaking up the kit in to smaller kits or one kit with lots of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,954
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: I can't buy a high end snare drum

The most I have ever spent on a snare is ~$350... and I had to build it! But, I really like it's sound and it's look.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4666/39816636732_058edfcdd0.jpg
Forum: Drums 02-07-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Anyone heard of Mair drums yet?

Mair is the "new" name of Ming drums. But the name Mair has been around for something like 6 or 7 years, though. They do a lot of fiberglass, kevlar and carbon fiber drums.

Edit: Damn, Charlie...
Forum: Drums 02-03-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Any thoughts about the new PDP Kit? (Sporting the newer PDP Logo)

Well, I think the new PDP logo looks childish. Not a fan. The new lugs, again not my cup of tea. They look cheap to me. The Spectrum is supposed to be a new lower line of drums from PDP, so these...
Forum: Drums 02-02-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 800
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Weights inside new Yamaha bass drum. Can someone explain how this works?

I'm not sure how heavy those weights are in the Yamaha kit, but adding weight to a drum lowers it's fundamental pitch. Watch the latest episode of "sounds like a drum" on YouTube and you can see how...
Forum: Drums 02-02-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: more info about 17" floor tom?

Despite my hatred for everything Ron Dunnett, these are probably your best bet for converting that drum in to a floor tom without drilling the shell.
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Forum: Drums 01-19-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,291
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: What drums intrigue you that you have NEVER owned

I would say Qdrums, Oriollo and Guru would all be drums I would love to try. I've tried Craviotto, INDe, Jenkins Martin, Kumu, A&F and all are nice drums, but I haven't tried the first three.
Forum: Drums 01-18-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Middle tom doesn't resonate

When I had a set of RC's from the early 80's I found that I needed to slide the drums up and down the hex arm until I found the best place for it to resonate freely, then did some very subtle tuning...
Forum: Drums 01-18-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Heads over Shells

Overall shell construction does have an effect on the sound of a drum. Thin vs thick, multi ply vs stave/segmented/steam bent, additions of re-rings, bearing edge design, light or heavy hardware,...
Forum: Drums 12-13-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Doc Sweeney drums

I know he buys his stave shells from Daville Drumworks. So you may be able to get the same drums a bit cheaper by going direct to Daville.

www.davilledrumworks.com
Forum: Drums 12-06-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Whitney Nesting Drums

I really want to Photoshop Barney Rubble behind that kit.
Forum: Drums 12-06-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,728
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Can't take PDP seriously somehow

If this were true PDP would have mentioned specifically using NA hard rock maple for these series of drums, but every catalogue dating back to those drums never mentions it. They do, however,...
Forum: Drums 12-06-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,728
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Can't take PDP seriously somehow

Ugh, I just read the other posts in this thread and there is a lot of misinformation about PDP's drums.

For one, only the Platinums we're made with Hard Rock Maple. Every other Maple kit PDP...
Forum: Drums 12-05-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Whitney Nesting Drums

I don't like to throw much shade, but yeah, that kit looks like its straight out of the Flinstones.
Forum: Drums 12-04-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Mapex Saturn identification

Those are Saturn III's. They were made from the mid 2000's to early-mid 2010's. The early ones had the serial number stamped on the badge and the later ones had the serial on the interior on the...
Forum: Drums 11-21-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,728
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Can't take PDP seriously somehow

Yes. I've given my reasoning in one of the other 12 million other Stage Custom vs.... threads.
Forum: Drums 11-14-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: New lugs on Maple Custom snare

Yeah, Yamaha designed the first run of Maple Customs with a bad lug design. You should be able to replace them with just about any single point lug, or possibly with a tube lug or double ended lug...
Forum: Drums 11-13-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Drummers Review video of new Mapex's Cherry Bomb Kit

I believe drummers review does the least amount of processing they can on their recordings. Great sounding kit though.
Forum: Drums 10-02-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,994
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: New Drums from Mapex

Considering the size and the number of screws used to make this new mounting arm, I imagine there is a lot of adjustability in this mount to "tune" the drums sustain. So, with this assumption said,...
Forum: Drums 09-28-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: And the wood hoop project is complete!

Yeah, Yamaha does that cut on all the hoops to let you put the drums a bit closer. I think they also do relief cuts on the reso hoops of floor toms for the legs.
Forum: Drums 09-28-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: And the wood hoop project is complete!

It's a relief cut for the snare strainer arm.

I think the poly'ed hoops look better than the natural. Their richer color goes better with the bronze glitter.
Forum: Drums 09-28-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Can you identify this Kit?

Good catch on the Red badge. I quick look at Tama's catalogue archive reveals Swingstars red badges with the Royalstar style lugs in 1982/83.
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