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Old 03-20-2007, 02:33 AM
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hey guys!

the more and more i play on my drumset, the more and more i begin to hate the sound of my toms. i have an 8",10",12",13", and 16". i want to experiement with a more melodic sound for my toms. currently, i use my 8",10", and 12" and that's it. i rarely use my 16" unless i want alot of power, and my 13" gets put to the side quite often, but i want to use all my toms for accent notes and more melodic playing. i also have 2 snares i like to use, my wood pacific primary snare, and my pork pie little squealer side snare. any suggestions on tuning this set to give me more versatility?

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Old 03-20-2007, 03:14 AM
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What heads are you using???

How do you tune????
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:37 AM
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i use evans ec2 coated heads and my tunning isn't like the flat hard rock sound....it's more like john mayer toms. i'm looking more for something like tony royster jr. tom sound...very clean, very precise.

when i tune, i make sure my bottom head is a little looser than my top head, and i do the tunning recommendations from the drum tunning bible.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:08 AM
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You can try tuning your toms like the strings of a guitar....

And you wont be able to hear the tony royster sound out of as you are now. For one, your drums (like mine) are not custom made DW's like his. Secondly, your kit is not being miked when you hear it. If you hear it on a good recording, it will be closer to that round tom tone.

that being said, you might wanna go clear, a Remo pinstripe or Evans EC2 clears for a longer sustaining warm tom tone.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:40 AM
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hey guys!
any suggestions on tuning this set to give me more versatility?
thanks!
I switched from coated heads to clear Evans G2s on my birch toms, and tuned the reso heads tighter than the batters. I feel like it's giving me a nice round tone with a lot of body.
I use an Evans coated on my Pork Pie Little Squealer and tune it very tight. It's got a lot of ring to it, I like it with the snares off as a timbale-esque kind of tone.
I can provide a link if you'd like to hear that particular setup.

Hope you find a tom tone you like- I couldn't survive without my toms!
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:46 AM
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I switched from coated heads to clear Evans G2s on my birch toms, and tuned the reso heads tighter than the batters. I feel like it's giving me a nice round tone with a lot of body.
I use an Evans coated on my Pork Pie Little Squealer and tune it very tight. It's got a lot of ring to it, I like it with the snares off as a timbale-esque kind of tone.
I can provide a link if you'd like to hear that particular setup.

Hope you find a tom tone you like- I couldn't survive without my toms!
that would be amaizng to hear the sound samples! :)
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:52 AM
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I sent it to you in a PM,
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:16 PM
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Default Re: melodic toms

I have a kit that has a set of concert toms...and it is becoming my go to kit. The sound is unique...very stacatto and fff (very loud) I love them. They are Pork Pie. I play those and my Brady kit the most right now.
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