Too many variables.let’s see how many guys are triggered!
I love this post!Too many variables.
How carefully do you analyse your own drums and cymbals? Playing a kit myself, I don't really like 20" bass drums, my sweet spot is a 22". Ride cymbals, I can definitely hear a difference between 20" and 22". I prefer a 21 or 22" ride.
Interestingly, once you add in microphones and rooms - which change a lot about the sound, it can be hard to differentiate.
We've sampled tons of gear for Toontrack. We really have to go the extra mile to make each kit piece sound different. They mostly sound like me.
If we used the same heads and tunings, same mics, in the same room, you couldn't really pinpoint any particular snare drum, or brand of kit. Obviously you can tell a 10" tom from a 14", just from pitch alone. You certainly couldn't hear a difference between 20" and 22" rides.
So we have to use different heads, different tuning approaches, different sticks, different mics, ideally different rooms, just to provide enough variation.
But playing the kit myself - I can tell a difference.
It tends to be personal preference and not really factual.In closing, I’d like to say to all my friends here, old and new, near and far, that my 20” Tama Starclassic Birch bass drum sounds bigger than my friend’s 1970’s Ludwig Thermogloss 26”.
It might sound great.
But it’s not a 22.
That is all.
The contradiction confuses me,In closing, I’d like to say to all my friends here, old and new, near and far, that my 20” Tama Starclassic Birch bass drum sounds bigger than my friend’s 1970’s Ludwig Thermogloss 26”. Not only that, when I tune it tight it sounds like Max Roach’s Gretsch from his recordings with Clifford Brown. With the same Evans emad and ported front head. It’s truly an amazing drum.
Thank you, and good morning..
Solid observation. The only real qualifier was that the 20 might sound great. Also, since 22s and 20s can't sound sound the same, there is an implication that 22s can't sound great.There is no contradiction. All that was stated is that a 20 does not sound like a 22. No qualifiers were given other than they dont sound like each other. A 20 sounding bigger than a 26 is still okay because, again, no qualifiers.
It’s been a while since we saw that picture Al, I was beginning to get worried.