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Old 01-15-2008, 04:00 AM
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How can I make it so that I get better rebound from my drum head?
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:04 AM
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which drumhead? They all have differing tensions so they will all bounce differently. the snare being very taut, will bounce the most.... the floor tom the least..

Better rebound is simply good tuning and hand technique that allows and plays for 'bounce' and not for 'hit'.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:04 AM
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Tighten the top head. If that brings the pitch up for you too much, lower the bottom head.

Toms aren't going to have a lot of bounce, not like a snare drum. So if you're relying on a lot of rebound in your technique right now, you are going to have to learn to play with your wrists and especially your fingers more.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:09 PM
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Tighten the top head. If that brings the pitch up for you too much, lower the bottom head.
...and then you'll end up with a tom whose heads are in a very strange pitch relation. If you want more bounce, tighten both heads so that the interval stays the same.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:14 PM
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...and then you'll end up with a tom whose heads are in a very strange pitch relation. If you want more bounce, tighten both heads so that the interval stays the same.
The top head higher than the bottom is not an unacceptable method of tuning causing a strange pitch relation. Adjusting the top head for feel and the bottom head for pitch isn't either. Many drummers use this method. It's personal preference.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:40 PM
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How can I make it so that I get better rebound from my drum head?
If it's the snare drum, tighten the batter head.

If it's toms, start practicing your singles on a pillow. ;-)
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