Originally Posted by PenguinAudio
Why don't you seen drums that are varnished/stained on the inside as well as the outside?
I'm about to begin de-wrapping my maple kit and do a Tobacco Satin Oil finish, and I think it would look awesome with the inside done and clear heads.
Has anyone here done that, or seen it done?
A hard drying varnish or paint would increase the reflictiveness of the shells interior, thus increasing attack and reducing sustain. Case in point, Hayman Vibrasonic drums use a Polyurathane paint to achieve exactly this.
I believe some Tama Superstars have stained interiors, but without effect on sound.
So, it can be done, but keep in mind what it could possibly do to effect the drums sound.