Re: Single Ply over Double Ply?
i pick a medium size drum from a given set, one that i feel is representative of the basic sound of that set (i know, i know), and try different combinations with that drum. that should help you home in on what will work with the rest of the set, realizing that tuning, aspect ratio, bearing edge profile, shell construction and material, and diameter (obviously) are going to vary from drum to drum. one of my sets likes 3 different batters, and three different resos, but it took years to really sort that out- in other words, get close with your "mule", and then axe for heads for your birthday, christmas, mlk junior day, veteran's day, flag day, etc, etc. my baseline is clear ambassadors top and bottom, btw.