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Old 04-02-2010, 05:40 PM
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Default Guck, plastic rings or nothing on my toms?

I thinkt the name of this thread tells everything about my problem. I heard a lot of storys about things that have to be on a top to make it sound good. Are these storys just crap to get money or do they really change your sound into something better? And if they are, do I need them to get a good sound?
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: Guck, plastic rings or nothing on my toms?

If you're experienced in tuning your drums, you should be able to get the sound you want. If this doesn't work, you should be able to find other heads that fit your particular needs.

What type of problems are you experiencing? What music do you play and what heads are you now using?

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Old 04-02-2010, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: Guck, plastic rings or nothing on my toms?

You *should* be able to get a good sound out of your drum kit with just the heads and proper tuning. If you want a more focused sound, buy heads that make that so. If you want more of a thumpy sound, there are heads for that. If you want a singing sound....a boingy sound....a warm sound.....yep, they got heads for all of those purposes.

Putting anything on your toms will take away some of the volume and sonic spectrum that your drums use. Personally, I like my drums to speak in a full resonant voice with some warmth, so I use heads and tuning to reach that end. Moongel and (*gulp!*) plastic rings take all of that away...
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:24 PM
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Default Re: Guck, plastic rings or nothing on my toms?

Iīm in a metalcore band. And which head... puah i canīt tell jet. Iīm still testing diffrent types... I donīt have any problems with that. Iīm playing drums since just about 2 years. So I donīt have much experience with diffent tunings, skins oder pastic rings. I just wanted to know what these things do.

Thanks for the fast answer.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: Guck, plastic rings or nothing on my toms?

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Iīm in a metalcore band. And which head... puah i canīt tell jet. Iīm still testing diffrent types... I donīt have any problems with that. Iīm playing drums since just about 2 years. So I donīt have much experience with diffent tunings, skins oder pastic rings. I just wanted to know what these things do.

Thanks for the fast answer.
What kind of kit do you have?

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Old 04-04-2010, 04:56 PM
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Default Re: Guck, plastic rings or nothing on my toms?

if you're playing metalcore then buy some moongel, cut a couple of the strips in half and put them on the toms.
that's a tip from someone who has been playing this stuff for about 7 years.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: Guck, plastic rings or nothing on my toms?

Have someone play your kit with all three, and stand 10-20 feet away. That should answer your question. It's hard to tell when your behind the kit. But when your listening to it from a distance you'll know for sure.
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