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Old 07-06-2006, 03:18 AM
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Default Bonham tuning

I hope someone can help me hear. I watched the video clips on this web site of Olcheltree talking about Bonzo's tuning techniques. Well I am getting a great sound out of the 14" tom, 18" floor tom , snare, and the bass drum but the 16" floor tom sounds horrible. I have the bottom heads tuned higher then the top heads like he suggests, everything else sounds great but the floor tom just rings for days it seems like. In the video the floor tom just decays very quickly without any muffeling, that is the sound I am going for. Does anyone know for sure how much higher the bottom heads should be compared to the batter side?
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