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Old 05-29-2011, 10:41 PM
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Default big boomy toms

what it the best head for a huge boomy tom sound that will have lots of projection on 13X9 and 16X16 toms....basswood shells that have about 4-5 coats of tung oil on the inside and have been sanded smoothe and stuff....i want that HUGE classic rock sound even though i play progressive metal....ive never bought new heads for toms, ive had remo ambassador batters and stock resos and i'm gonna need both batter and reso heads....
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:05 PM
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Mic'd or not? Can't go wrong with G2 over G1, or, if you're not bothered about durability, go for G1 over G1, sus--------tain! If mic'd, go for coated over clear.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:22 AM
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Default Re: big boomy toms

Tuning the toms slightly higher in pitch, especially on the bottom will help the drums to sound "boomier". If you are miking the kit, boomy toms are hard to deal with for some sound guys and sometimes all that is used, depending on the venue, etc., is an overhead mic. Coated Remo emperors/G2's over coated ambassadors/G1's works well and the durability is there. If durability is not an issue, coated ambassadors or G1's over the same should work well. The key really though is the tuning IMO.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:25 AM
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there are basically two venues around where i live and one only mics bass drum, and th other mics bass, snare, and has an overhead....and my snare and bass are already really loud....it just seems like my toms don't cut through they are tuned pretty high and sound boomy and full of sustain from where i'm sitting but out front they sound like every other tom from around the metal scene here which is like "doot deet doop"
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:55 PM
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there are basically two venues around where i live and one only mics bass drum, and th other mics bass, snare, and has an overhead....and my snare and bass are already really loud....it just seems like my toms don't cut through they are tuned pretty high and sound boomy and full of sustain from where i'm sitting but out front they sound like every other tom from around the metal scene here which is like "doot deet doop"
Well, that's just a question of room sound and miking... the fact that you can hear them all out front tells you they ARE cutting through. If they sound like "everyone else's toms" that means that everyone else around there has taken to tuning their toms the same way as you in order to cope with the sound requirements.

You're doing it right. Even miked up, you need to tune higher and resonant. If you ever do get your toms miked up, that gives the sound guy a lot of space to work with. I have heard so many guys who muffle the crap out of their toms in order to get that "perfect" sound. Unfortunately, that "perfect sound" comes from the soundboard, not from muffling. As a result, when they do mike up their toms, they sound like cardboard boxes wrapped in duct tape. Don't be afraid to let your toms sing out; it always helps, whether you're au naturel or miked up. The audience is not gonna hear the overtones.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:49 AM
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i meant to say, about the deet/doot part, that out front in the mix they sound like everyone else's toms by thereselves.....nobody around where i live like boomy toms, they all want the "perfect" sound you mentioned....



i should have clarified in the orignal pos. i knew what i meant and didn't think about other people understanding what i wrote. lol
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:33 AM
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Default Re: big boomy toms

I'd recommend the G2 over G Plus or EC2 over G Plus if you're looking to cut down on some of the overtones (though the heads won't project as much in an un-mic'd situation).

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