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Old 04-19-2009, 09:58 PM
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How does a thicker or thinner reso affect the sound in terms of sustain, pitch and volume?

I've read a 2 ply reso brings out the low end on floor toms. Tried it myself and in fact it did. But then I've read that thinner heads shorten sustain, so logically thicker resos should prolong sustain. Since sustain is already quite long on floor toms, a thinner reso would make more sense.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:24 PM
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How does a thicker or thinner reso affect the sound in terms of sustain, pitch and volume?

I've read a 2 ply reso brings out the low end on floor toms. Tried it myself and in fact it did. But then I've read that thinner heads shorten sustain, so logically thicker resos should prolong sustain. Since sustain is already quite long on floor toms, a thinner reso would make more sense.
Reso heads make a big differance mate- They allow can make or break a sound! For me I dont use them! I have a set of G2s on the bottom and Aquarian performance 2s on the top. I tune the bottoms lower as I like that old rock sound! I found with normal resos the sound was way too thin for my ears!
It may be subject to things like depth, wood and what music you play also- so never take anything people say as the end all.......try out differant combos for your self! I just like the set up I use in the tuning range.

I do however change my set up when I have other types of music to play- for jazz I use coated heads and reso heads also- the thin high tuning really mixes well with that style.

Feel your way..good luck!
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Required Reading for Drummerworld:

http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/index.html
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http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/index.html
This is overrated. The guy even pretends to call it
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This is overrated and doesn't say more than I already know. The guy places more emphasis on seating than on reso tuning. Go figure.
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Then you may want to try this thread.

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=48796
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http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/index.html
I never recommend the DTB for guys who are new at tuning. It's a heroic effort, but it is scattershot, disorganized, redundant, and contains questionable advice, e.g., the "seating" of drumheads.

Okay for experienced fellas, they can pick the wheat from the chaff.
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