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Old 02-27-2015, 01:46 AM
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Default Shell Tap Tone

I must admit I've been a skeptic about tapping the shell to tune the drum, but then:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPXrPdwzrI0
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BTW has any drummer successfully integrated a log drum into the set? I know they used to use Chinese temple blocks.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:08 AM
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Check out this video of John Good with Neil Peart, he gives an excellent explaination of how plys effect shell tone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD7KY8L4Y5c
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:33 AM
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Temple blocks, wood blocks, etc. work as a very different mechanism compared to two-headed ply drums with heavy hardware bolted everywhere, though.

Log drums + drumset sticks = broken log drums very quickly. You'd need softer implements to have any sort of longevity... Temple blocks with ply tops, though, perhaps those could have some useľ you'd still get more tone with more massive mallets.
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I recorded the tone of my 2 rack toms without heads and hoops. I did have the lugs still intact. When I played it back to tune my toms to that pitch, I was already tuning them to that pitch, at least the best I could tell they were matching. I thought that was interesting. I had that recording on the end of a tape that I played along with regularly. When I would get to that part I'd compare them. More often than not they matched.
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Check out this video of John Good with Neil Peart, he gives an excellent explaination of how plys effect shell tone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD7KY8L4Y5c
It's a good demonstration of how ply layup direction affects primarily pitch. It's one of a number of mechanisms that can be deployed, some with more tonal & playing characteristic impact than others.
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Temple blocks, wood blocks, etc. work as a very different mechanism compared to two-headed ply drums with heavy hardware bolted everywhere, though.

Log drums + drumset sticks = broken log drums very quickly. You'd need softer implements to have any sort of longevity... Temple blocks with ply tops, though, perhaps those could have some useľ you'd still get more tone with more massive mallets.
Did you watch the video? It looked like they were hitting them with a baseball bat.
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