No issues but I just bought a new Force 3007 and the edges are cut sharp compared to the edges on my Gretsch kit. Gretsch along with others use a more rounded edge that mates quite well with the curve of the drum head. My Gretsch kit has always been easy to tune and sounds great. As for the Force kit I just got it yesterday and haven’t spent much time with it. It is a great build though and I am looking forward to getting it ready for our shows. It is finished in natural maple and should look great on stage. What I was asking was if any of the Sonor players had any feedback as to how they tune and sound with this edge design. I do like the “Tunesafe” lugs. Every manufacture should have this feature. I play this weekend but hope to spend time Sunday working on the tuning and setup of the kit. Looking forward to it.rritter - Ive gotta say mine havent given my any trouble at all - What issues are you referring to?
The sharper edge offers less edge-to-head contact area, which allows the head to reverberate longer, hence slightly increased projection and sustain.What I was asking was if any of the Sonor players had any feedback as to how they tune and sound with this edge design.
I got home this evening and had some time with the new 3007’s and got all the drums sounding nice with the stock UT heads. I ordered Emperors last evening and I hope they will work as well on the Sonor kit as they do on my Gretsch kit. Hopefully I can get some pictures up soon.The sharper edge offers less edge-to-head contact area, which allows the head to reverberate longer, hence slightly increased projection and sustain.
It can mean more overtones and sometimes a little bit more work to get them tuned just right, but the extra resonance and overtones will allow for greater flexibility with your tuning.
My force 3007 kit sounds great micd up, but I am running them with 2-ply tom heads at the moment and the head's thicker design kinda makes the sharper edge theory mute. On my Designer series though, the single ply heads absolutely sing, with heaps of low-end.
Some companies deliberately round their edges to give a more focused thump, particularly on floor toms. My theory is that if you ever wanted to ADD resonance to these drums, youd be limited for options. If drums with sharper bearing edges offer too much resonance, its always easier to dampen to your needs...
My 2 cents anyway...