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Old 11-26-2016, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: Drum Buying Guide from MF

I'm now completely clear on how poplar sounds ;)


Birch is very dense and tough, with a harder and brighter sound than maple or mahogany. Its loud, bright tone makes birch excellent for recording, as it easily cuts through the mix with its clarity. Birch features enhanced highs and lows with a reduced midrange.

Mahogany has an enhanced low end and midrange with reduced highs. The sound is slightly warmer than maple and is said to have a "vintage" character.

Poplar is a low-cost alternative to maple or birch. The sound is similar to birch or mahogany.
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