Drums... for now I like the ones I was able to afford.
Don’t!! You know where this kind of talk is gonna go!Same here. They just look better IMO and I like the versatility of what I can put around them.
This is by far THE best response to this topic I've ever heard. This answer covers not only this topic, but all those others talking about tonality of woods & head tunings.
If 4 rods fell out, doesn't that noticably change the sound of the drum over time as they are working themselves loose?Personally I like the”tree.” Faster set up and the bass sound doesn’t change. But....I just ran into a mounted tom-reso head-tension rods problem, ie.: they fall out after a time, not 1 but 4! Maybe bass drum vibration is the culprit (2010 Yamaha Tour Custom)?
“Adaptive hearing” is my problem. Over a period of time you get used to the slight sound shifts, especially when playing hard and fast. You take a break and....what ? Tension rods on the floor...If 4 rods fell out, doesn't that noticably change the sound of the drum over time as they are working themselves loose?
Checkout these early N&C efforts to keep a bass drum virgin. I call it the ultimate chastity belt:
Noble and Cooley Classic SS SOLID maple drum set in natural gloss finish. Upon the success of the classic ss solid maple snare drum first introduced in 1983, Noble and Cooley announced that they would start producing full drumsets in very limited quantity. The shells would be made of a single pi...reverb.com
it’s funny. I come down on the opposite side of this for the same reason. I like a drilled bass drum because I like the visual of mounted rack toms, but then I also play 2-up one down.The sound/feel difference is debatable. Some claim a drilled bass loses tonal purity. Maybe, maybe not. My official position: Who cares?
I love virgin basses for aesthetic reasons. I dislike tom mounts and racks and play my only "up tom" in a snare stand, so a virgin bass is ideal for me. I haven't owned a non-virgin bass in a very long time. I know, I know; all drums are drilled for tension rods and so on, but when I say "virgin bass," I mean no aperture for a tom mount. A virgin is the only type of bass I'll purchase at this point.
it’s funny. I come down on the opposite side of this for the same reason. I like a drilled bass drum because I like the visual of mounted rack toms, but then I also play 2-up one down.