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Old 07-11-2013, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: A question about heads...

Originally Posted by oddtime74 View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the rule of thumb the thicker a drum head the longer it vibrates because of the weight?
You have it the opposite.
Thinner is more *resonation* one of the reasons a thinner 1 ply head is often used as a reso, irrespective of whats used on the batter (1, 2 ply or thicker...).

If you take it to the limit, think how thicker and thicker heads will eventually result in a dead sounding drum because of the lack of vibration.
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