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(Feel free to express your love for maple. I like passion).
Owned more than one top name brand Maple kit and I'm not feeling it.
-Thick
-Thin
-Head, rim changes
Legendary sets.
Too warm and round.
Too "legato".
32nd notes get lost in the mud.
I'd turn down the low frequencies if they had an EQ on the side of each tom.
I'll take Birch.
*Snare drums for wood I like maple.
*Some maple kicks but certainly not all.
Good News:
You now have one lesson person bidding against you for maple kits.
:)

Edited by snappy, 13 June 2018 - 04:43 PM.

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Is there another material you prefer or are you still searching? 


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Is there another material you prefer or are you still searching?

Just came back to edit my post and found your reply:
Give me Birch.
I did play a Cx Pacific maple kit (obviously not one of the legendary kits I mentioned) and that bass drum killed 18x22 emad head with one of those bass drum pillows just above wrinkle on both sides.
That thing will shake your innards.

Edited by snappy, 13 June 2018 - 04:17 PM.

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I just got my first maple kit about a month ago (1980 Pearl G-series), but I'm absolutely loving them!!! Best sounding kit I've ever played! I've yet to play a birch kit though, so I can't compare.
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I just got my first maple kit about a month ago (1980 Pearl G-series), but I'm absolutely loving them!!! Best sounding kit I've ever played! I've yet to play a birch kit though, so I can't compare.

Love it. Good on ya. Enjoy.
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I've been into mahogany more lately.
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I've got maple and birch, but my favorite is German beech.


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I like my maple DW and Gretsch kits, and my Yamaha RC's in birch.  All have their purpose.  


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I’ve been pleased with every birch kit I’ve ever owned. Can’t say the same for maple. Also enjoy oak and beech, but I’ve only had one of each of those.

Edited by spctomlin, 13 June 2018 - 04:17 PM.

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I've got maple and birch, but my favorite is German beech.

 

Damn you!  Why did you have to bring up German Beech!  :-)


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Calling DFO member Bandit!!!!!!!


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I've got maple and birch, but my favorite is German beech.

 

Damn you!  Why did you have to bring up German Beech!   :icon_smile:

 

:lol:


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 I prefer maple/poplar/mahogany layup ...Or Maple and Poplar mix..


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 I prefer maple/poplar/mahogany layup ...Or Maple and Poplar mix..

 

Agreed on the Maple/Poplar.  I have a Gretsch Brooklyn 6.5x14 snare that kills!


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My favourite drums have maple shells with an inner ply of African Mahogany. The inner mahogany really adds warmth and body to the maple shell. I have one all maple ply kit (INDe) and it is excellent which I think is due to it’s ply layup utilizing two thick and three thin plies .

I used to be a big fan of birch shells , but now I prefer drums with a longer note and a bit more bottom end.
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I just left the Trick factory
No maple
No birch
No mahogany beech gum cherry
No wood at all
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I love birch toms, but I HATE birch bass drums. So, I'll stick with maple or mahogany drums. 


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For maple try Canopus and Sonor on for size, also check out the Canopus Ash kit, oak give the Yamaha Live Custom a spin.



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Yep. Oak. Has the punch of birch and the sustain of maple. My YOCs do at least.
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I've been into mahogany more lately.




Me too!
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