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Old 07-05-2013, 04:44 PM
Cuttlefish Cuttlefish is offline
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Default Re: Why are we addicted to vintage drums?

Hopefully, I'll still be around when my drums finish drying out :-)

I'm glad you mention the hardware because my understanding is that vintage hardware was lighter. Thinner hoops, pot metal castings, etc. I've never done an A/B between modern and vintage hardware but the vintage drums fully assembled have always been much lighter than a modern drum. I suppose one way to replicate the resonance would be to use aluminum cast hardware all the way around. Strong but light. Incidently, I wonder why they haven't done this before? Cost?
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