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Default Re: Can someone define overtone (of a tom)?

Originally Posted by BenDiuguid View Post
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.
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