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Old 12-19-2015, 01:28 AM
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Default Drum Buying Guide from MF

http://thehub.musiciansfriend.com/dr...e#construction

Lots of info for all if interested.
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Old 12-19-2015, 03:38 AM
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Be nice to have this info on a sticky thread so we can refer new members to it when they ask that "how do I buy my first drum set" question.
Heck, I would have read it and learned something three years ago when I got back into drumming.


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It is now a sticky. First thread on the Drums Section
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Thanks for posting. Though many may find the reading a bit elementary, I did find it interesting why they use the letter "A" for stick sizes. Something I didn't know.
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Old 12-20-2015, 01:08 AM
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This is a nice thread for the new first time buyer or parents looking help. After looking at the thread maybe spend a day or two going through a few pages in the drum, cymbal, pedal, other equipment forums to see what we have to say on things. Even take a look at our classified section.
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What I need is a "How To Stop Buying Drums Guide"! Even a nagging wife and therapy haven't helped. "Hi, my name is Mark and I have GAS. Whoops, excuse me, it must've been the broccoli, honest!" Merry Christmas everybody!!
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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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I'm now completely clear on how poplar sounds ;)
Lol.. Truth be told, I prefer their answer over an honest answer, because honest answers are so incredibly complicated and have to account for the entire construction. In the guitar world you end up with something like this...




If the construction is somewhere in the middle, it almost doesn't matter what wood you use. To a $500 guitar buyer, that graph is as inconsequential as the wood used in their guitar.

Andy, You totally need to make a drum wood chart, even if it's just a parody.
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:58 PM
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Lol.. Truth be told, I prefer their answer over an honest answer, because honest answers are so incredibly complicated
Yes, that's the issue - context is everything. Everyone wants answers, but only ones that are easy to digest, & often just to confirm their brand / finish decision anyhow.

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Andy, You totally need to make a drum wood chart, even if it's just a parody.
You might be onto something with the parody, but as to why I wouldn't bother developing a serious chart, refer to my answer above :(
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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.
Poplar must be the bestest wood of 'em all, don't ya think?
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Hi everyone. Another very good web-site that explains about drums:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/the-a...-your-drum-kit
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Just gotta say I think the DW drum round lugs are ugly . Not only that but the distance apart that they are supported is kinda close. I just ordered a classic maple set from Ludwig and ordered them with large classic lugs, not the cheap mini's. Large classic lugs will structurally place more secure tension on the drum head .
Just an observation point. The "DW" round ones look like a cartoon drawing. Just look cheap and ugly.

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Lol.. Truth be told, I prefer their answer over an honest answer, because honest answers are so incredibly complicated and have to account for the entire construction. In the guitar world you end up with something like this...




If the construction is somewhere in the middle, it almost doesn't matter what wood you use. To a $500 guitar buyer, that graph is as inconsequential as the wood used in their guitar.

Andy, You totally need to make a drum wood chart, even if it's just a parody.
Greg Gaylord over at Drum Solo Custom Drums had a chart that listed the various woods that he used that even listed the janka hardness scale rating for a species of wood, not sure if he is still in the business...
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Thanks everyone for all the info!

Just a heads up, I run an online drum/music store. if anyone ever has questions about specific drums or drum sets when going through the guides send me your drum question!

Always happy to help!
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