You’re saying that you played the same sized shells with the same heads but the Brooklyns were noticeably louder?I bet my wife would have fathered I went with cardboard drums and got her more jewelry!!! On the topic of shells make no difference, I will have to stick to my wife’s response after I got the Brooklyns. In her words...”did you do something different. Those new drums sound like your at a concert. I can feel the bass drum in my chest and when you hit the tomtom, they are loud.“ I asked her if the snare and cymbals were louder and she said “they are all just as loud and annoying now.” From that point on, she kept insisting I was playing harder, but not so. I can’t play much harder than I do or my arthritis flares up!
Same heads, same tuning, same player, different drums, a more annoyed wife. Not the combo I was hoping for. We can argue the merits of shells all day long, but I’ll take it from a non drummer and one who never gave a rip or ever commented on any change when I tried different sets of heads prior. Ah, that great Gretsch sound...the one that annoys spouse!
22x18 was very hard to run unported. The beater had a bizarre feel to it. Sorta felt like the batter head would bounce back a split second later, so smooth playing was next to impossible. So far as tone, about the only thing I was ever happy with on that were pre muffled heads. With the 22x14 I actually get to tune the heads and running unported is not only possible, but way easier to control.Off topic but how does the 22x14 “feel” as opposed to the 22x18? Do you find it easier to play and tune?
22x18 was very hard to run unported. The beater had a bizarre feel to it. Sorta felt like the batter head would bounce back a split second later, so smooth playing was next to impossible. So far as tone, about the only thing I was ever happy with on that were pre muffled heads. With the 22x14 I actually get to tune the heads and running unported is not only possible, but way easier
Perhaps, but I still ran the same pre muffled heads on the BD for a bit when she made the comment. I tried the PS3 batter and Ambassador reso the Brooklyns came with on both and it was a no go on the 22x18. There was no playing that one wide open.So your original bass drum was wacky dimensionally to the point of dysfunctionality?
She did comment on the toms too. they are 1mm thicker and maple/poplar instead of all maple. 12" tom is a 5 lug, instead of the previous 6, so maybe that can be discounted too, but from where I sat the drums were night and day different on every drum with the same heads.If it had been simply a different wood and your wife had reported fundamental effects, that would have made a point.
I can still hear a gnat fart from across the room. Hearing tests have proved it.....shhhhh don't tell my wife. Best for her to keep thinking I'm deaf! lol!I like a thread about tone and sound. First thing that comes to my mind is: how many of us don't have tinnitus and can actually hear clearly enough to make a good judgement? Not this guy. It's never silent in my world.