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Old 11-28-2007, 05:43 PM
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if im the first one with this idea i call dibs.
has anyone ever put lets say..bass strings on a bass drum or guitar strings on thier toms, in the same fashion that snare wires are on a snare?
this thought occured to me a number of years ago and was wondering if anyone has done it, if you have a link to anything like this, do post
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:03 PM
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I'm not really sure this would work, or work well. Snare wires are more rigid than guitar strings which have to be tension very highly in order to take out the slack. Even then, they still have too much movement. Bass strings in particular are very thick, even the thinner gauge strings and I think they would just choke the drum.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:38 PM
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Yes, this can be done/has been done.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:46 PM
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I'm sorry guys, I did'nt quite realize what I was posting. Thanks for staightening me out.

the last thing I'd do is to disrespect anybody on this forum.

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Old 11-28-2007, 11:07 PM
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Hmm, come to think of it, marching snares don't have wires. They're more of strings. So yes, I'm sure it would work (to an extent)
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: putting strings on drums

i havent gotten a chance to checkout this thread since i posted it, so i don't know what's with the deleted posts, but does anybody have any links or something, when i try youtubeing it all i get are lame trivium links
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:00 PM
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People have been putting strings across drums to get a buzzing sound for thousands of years. But I've never seen anyone with a drumset do it.
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ever heard of a banjo?
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:28 AM
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if im the first one with this idea i call dibs.
has anyone ever put lets say..bass strings on a bass drum or guitar strings on thier toms, in the same fashion that snare wires are on a snare?
this thought occured to me a number of years ago and was wondering if anyone has done it, if you have a link to anything like this, do post

This is done widely in Brazil and dates back many decades. The Caixia, Brazilian snare drum, is always fitted with guitar strings. These days many people fit strings on both the batter and snare side heads at the same time. Both Bauer and Contemporanea sell these drums.
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