I am about to build my first full set of drums. A small set but a set none the less. I am interested in the details that make a shell pack sound "OK",.. or "wow those sound fantastic"
I know the shell material has an impact,.. don't really want to talk about woods.. (this will be a thin ply kit of maple, with a single outer ply of some exotic to get a more dynamic look than plain maple)
As of late, it seems alot of people are going with a less aggressive bearing edge to get the sound we now seem to look for,.. like a inner 45, outer 45 with a slight round over. Thoughts on this?
Im reading things like "no rubber gaskets to isolate lugs as they can mute vibration from the shell",.. Is there much to this? anyone ever actually test it?
Don't want to go over woods, but shell thickness maybe,.. Seems the better sounding toms these days are on the thin side.. your thoughts? (My Tama BB's are quite thin)
Hoops,.. on toms? How much impact? Alot on snares yes,.. toms? your thoughts?
any other "details" that drive to that high end sound?