Originally Posted by BenDiuguid
So in laymen's terms what does overtones of a tom mean?
Thanks so much!
I use that word to describe extra noise be it hum or buzz that doesn't belong inthe tone you're searching for in a tom or snare drum. I find them mostly in snare drums and bigger floor toms that need to be "tamed" with moongel or a ring or something. Tone is nice, but ugly extra tone is overtone. I may be wrong but that's how I understand it.