Drum Tuning Bible

Elvis

Silver Member
Timm,

Quick question - why are you going to change to ribbon?
If you're getting good performance from your snare drum(s), why not just stick with what's working for you?


Elvis
 

timmdrum

Silver Member
Timm,

Quick question - why are you going to change to ribbon?
If you're getting good performance from your snare drum(s), why not just stick with what's working for you?


Elvis
I've experienced Mr. Dunnett's description of the wires not moving away from the bottom head as far as they could, if they were attached with the more flexible ribbon. I don't play with the snares off often on my primary snare, but my aux snare doubles as a timbale, so it gets close to equal time played with snares off & on, and occasionally I get that slappy rattle.
 

Elvis

Silver Member
...could it be that you just set the snares without enough slack that time?
I've done it before. A lot of people have.
The whole thing with the ribbon was that its supposed to allow the snares to move with the head better because the ribbon stretches more easily than the plastic strap....at least that's what the marketeers were saying 20+ years ago when the idea of using Grosgrain Ribbon was first brought up on internet forums.


Elvis
 

timmdrum

Silver Member
...could it be that you just set the snares without enough slack that time?
I've done it before. A lot of people have.
The whole thing with the ribbon was that its supposed to allow the snares to move with the head better because the ribbon stretches more easily than the plastic strap....at least that's what the marketeers were saying 20+ years ago when the idea of using Grosgrain Ribbon was first brought up on internet forums.


Elvis
Figured the stretch ability would be a bonus, but sound-wise, I don't perceive an issue with the plastic straps I've been using. Re: slack- well, no, because I set the strainer tension to what I need for it to not rattle or choke when engaged, so the amount of slack present when the strainer is disengaged is a matter of the design of the strainer.
 

GOOSE72

Well-known member
I have heard the term table top regarding the snare side head. That is so vague. Unless you can define what tension your heads are at it means nothing. I have a Lm402 and a stock Pearl export snare. I use a drum dial. gave up on the idea I knew how to tune a drum by ear. not to mention I have tried a lot of heads. Right now my 402 has a Remo coated X Ambassador and the Pearl a standard Remo coated Ambassador. Snare head tuned to 81 on drum dial and both batters at 90. It's musical.
 

GOOSE72

Well-known member
I know this title is the Drum tuning bible written in 1999 I think. No disrespect to the author but it is more confusing than it is helpful.
 

johnwesley

Silver Member
Looking through the Drum Tuning Bible I found this in the Book of Krupa chapter 7 verses 3-4.
3: "Once thou hast achieved harmonious congruity between all toms, and haveth attained the fluidity of tone amongst the kick and
snare, then thou shalt begin the thunder. "
4: "Thy audience, once lost to the infraction of sorted tones, can now awaken to the joy that thou now provideth through the sonics
of likened percussion."

Be sure to check back as we look into and make sense of the Book of Moon. Can I get an Amen?
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AudioWonderland

Silver Member
Heads such as REMO Ambassador, Ambassador Ebony and FiberSkyn FA,Aquarian Classic Clear or Satin Texture Coated and the Evans G1 series. These will have less sustain thanthe thinner counterparts such as the REMO Diplomat or Evans Glass or Genera Resonant.

This is patently false.... Simple physics tells us that.... I find many parts of the tuning bible questionable....
 

GOOSE72

Well-known member
I read this again. A.K.A. Prof sound. really?? This is the most confusing and discouraging thing and I am surprised it's still up on this website.
 
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