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Old 04-26-2013, 06:09 AM
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Default Bass Drum and Floor Tom Pitch Separation

So I've been trying to fix this for a while bu I can't seem to find a solution. My bass drum is tuned up (PS pro batter, PS3 reso), has good boom and oomph but I keep running into a simple problem... The 16" floor tom (Copated Amb/stock) sounds higher in pitch than the 22" bass drum. I don't see how this makes sense.

Am I doing something horribly wrong? Is it the heads maybe? Is it always like this? Is what I'm hearing an overtone that masks a deeper pitched note that I just can't hear?

I tried loosening up my BD heads but it just turns to mush, and I really like my toms tuned the way they are :( Help?
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