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Forum: Drums 03-17-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
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Re: Tom dampening/muffling

This is a topic in its own right that I haven't seen discussed.

Early on in my drumming life I took to placing cotton in my ears before playing, or when I don't have cotton I use a torn up...
Forum: Drummers 01-11-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,657
Re: Pete Best - His Weaknesses as a Drummer?

This is my sense too. I don't hear a night and day difference between Best and Ringo, but a more subtle difference in "authority and drive," as well as seemingly timing. I suspect there was a...
Forum: Drummers 01-02-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,657
Re: Pete Best - His Weaknesses as a Drummer?

Both may be true, but if you just search for "Pete Best" on youtube, you'll find a clip in which John really disparages Best's drumming and Paul more diplomatically says that the other Beatles simply...
Forum: Drummers 12-30-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
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Pete Best - His Weaknesses as a Drummer?

I'm getting to the question of why the Beatles replaced Pete Best with Ringo over a half-century late, but I've always wondered what it was about Best's drumming than led to his ouster. I realize...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,432
Re: Size of Drum and Pitch/Tone

I've been thinking about this and other helpful comments (thanks) and I don't think it's correct to overemphasize the tightness of the head and de-emphasize the importance of the shell in determining...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,432
Re: Size of Drum and Pitch/Tone

Thanks all, I was suspecting that the math is more complicated.

To further complicate my question (and make this even more overly scientific) I'm now wondering what ratios we would want for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,432
Size of Drum and Pitch/Tone

My question is whether, all else being equal, a 16 x 16 tom has a pitch (and general tone) twice as deep as an 8 x 8 tom, and therefore also if a 12 x 12 tom has a pitch/tone exactly in the middle of...
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