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Old 12-26-2007, 05:25 PM
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Default How do you attach tone control rings to toms?

Probably a stupid question but, I mean, for a snare, you just set the ring on top of the snare and it's fine (what I use in my school jazz band)... but on toms, if you just set them on top, they rattle and sound terrible.. do you tape them on? Or do they make rings with an adhesive side? (the tom-sized rings at my school don't, but my teacher won't let me use them anyway.. he says they kill the tone that jazz needs, which I suppose is true)

I'm going to buy tone control rings along with my new drumheads next month so I was just wondering.
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Default Re: How do you attach tone control rings to toms?

Try tuning differently and getting rid of them, or if you have to buy moon gel. They will stay and are probably cheaper.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:28 AM
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Default Re: How do you attach tone control rings to toms?

None have an adhesive that I know of, might have to do with the angle your toms are positioned and your teacher is right putting them on toms for Jazz or anything else for that matter sucks the sound out of the drum. If you are buying new heads why not buy the right ones and not waste the money on zero rings. Too many head choices out there for anyone to use those things!
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:26 AM
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I'm going to buy tone control rings along with my new drumheads next month so I was just wondering.
Why not just buy some heads that are already muffled? Powerstroke 3/4, perhaps? Or EC 1/2 if you're looking for lots of muffling.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:13 AM
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Default Re: How do you attach tone control rings to toms?

Good advice everyone, thanks!

I think I'm going to buy a ring just for my snare, because I love the dry, snappy sound you can get out of it.. and I've been looking into coated tom heads, I think I'm going to go for them.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:55 PM
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Good advice everyone, thanks!

I think I'm going to buy a ring just for my snare, because I love the dry, snappy sound you can get out of it.. and I've been looking into coated tom heads, I think I'm going to go for them.
Again just buy the right snare head, plenty out there to choose from like the Remo PS 3 or 4 or Evans dry series.
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:11 PM
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Again just buy the right snare head, plenty out there to choose from like the Remo PS 3 or 4 or Evans dry series.
I'll have to see what they have at the store. But a ring is always a good buy, because I can't be sure how the snare will actually sound until I actually put the head on the snare and by then it's too late. Just a precaution.
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I'll have to see what they have at the store. But a ring is always a good buy, because I can't be sure how the snare will actually sound until I actually put the head on the snare and by then it's too late. Just a precaution.
I'm also going to go with the "You should be able to tune correctly" deal. Tune it up right and you'll be fine or buy some Evans EC2 heads.

If you buy an Evans Genera Dry for your snare you will NOT be disappointed. Great heads, my personal favorite snare head.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:42 PM
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Two words, one hyphen, one number: Aquarian Super-2.

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Default Re: How do you attach tone control rings to toms?

they'll only rattle if they're the wrong size or if they have a fold or bend in them, as long as you keep them flat then they can make your toms sound great
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