Originally Posted by Pass.of.E.r.a.
I don't quite follow, yet I'm very intrigued! How would a drum resonate with the head having close to zero sustain? Isn't the head sustain nuanced by the shell, but not independant?
I know what Andy's talking about as I experienced this effect transitioning between my Tama Superstars (double-45 edge) and my Daville Drumworks stave kit (especially on the bass drum with its full-round batter edge). Basically, the additional contact area of the bearing edge muffles the head's resonance, but also allows greater transference of energy through the shell. With my Superstars, a Powerstroke 3 had to be muffled or become a total bear. With my newer kit, a Powerstroke 3 actually has too much muffling- right now I'm running a Coated Ambassador batter and Fiberskyn Ambassador reso (with port) with no muffling, and you wouldn't believe the kind of metal kick sound I can get from it.