I just use Remo Pinstripes....
This is what makes the Tune-Bot especially great. Don't want to lose the great sound you have found? Record your settings first!If taking the head off is sooooo problemataic, I can see why so many have trouble with tuning. Practice makes perfect, people!
Well now...I'm intrigued! I may just have to experiment.I find the cotton balls don’t change or degrade the tone or resonance of the floor tom, they just make the fundamental note decay for two seconds instead of five. They fly up on impact, leaving the initial attack intact, unlike tape or moongel.
Interestingly, if the tom is perfectly level, the cotton balls arrange themselves in a star formation across the bottom head, showing the vibrational nodes.
Neato! That reminds me that when marimba and xylophone bars are made, salt or sand is put on top of the bar when struck, and the salt accumulates where the nodes are, so it's easy to see where the cord holes should be drilled.Interestingly, if the tom is perfectly level, the cotton balls arrange themselves in a star formation across the bottom head, showing the vibrational nodes.