Larry , Thanks for being honest ! I know that these lugs or method of tuning will not apeal to everyone. In fact had the roles been reversed i would be skepical too! No worrys here.
But to address your concerns ,do you not tune your snare side head tighter than your batterhead anyways ? So yes your logic is 100% dead on , but its something you do anyways.
So far we have used different thicknesses on the toms and the result has been the same. When we start filming some videos we will be doing a lot of different combinations of heads and thicknesses and doing the same with an equivalent standard lugged tom and snare. A couple of the things that were first noticed on the red kit in the videos/and pics was the increased dynamic range and the absence of annoying overtones.
Plus there is the ease of tuning the drum. As G.D. had eluded to , when you start tuning the drum you find that the tension across the head becomes nearly identical at all the tension points even when the lugs are not tensioned evenly.
Larry its MY job to prove to you that it works and in due time i hope that i am able to do that !
Originally Posted by larryace
Gary...As I've said before, I've thought about an equivalent design to what you've got, but the fact that you can't individually tighten the heads to different tensions....that's why I stopped thinking about this design. I tune my toms so that the reso head is a full octave above the batter head. From what I am seeing, this can't be accomplished with your lugs. That fact would prevent me from buying this system. I am just being honest, calling it how I see it. I know you've really put in the blood sweat and tears, and I apologize for highlighting issues, but if I don't someone else will. I have a feeling that a great proportion of prospective buyers may want the different tension capability, I know I would. That's my biggest stumbling point. How would you respond to these concerns?
Also, in the case of snares, the thinner reso head would stretch more than the batter head, resulting in a higher tension on the reso compared to the batter (if my logic is correct). Is this the case? Same issue w/ 2 ply batters and single ply resos I would guess.
Can you explain to me something that will disspell any doubts?
Again I apologize for the challenges.