I've been doing some thinking about my preferences for rack toms. Of my original 10, 12, 14 tom configuration, I found that I phased out of using the 12 because I like the configuration of one up and one down AND I liked the voice of the 10 better for the note I wanted on the "up" tom.
I don't see many people playing a 10 up and 14 down. This has me wondering if the 10 that I have just has a lower tuning range than most 10s.
I have also tuned it into a range that I would use an 8, but I now have an 8 for that and they sound good together when I want those voices.
I believe the perceived note from the 10 is typically around F4/350Hz, but sometimes lower.
So the questions that arise for you all are:
If you have a tom tuned in this range, what size is it?
If you have a 10 inch tom, about what note or Hz is it tuned?
If you have a 12 inch tom, about what note or Hz is it tuned?
What neighboring tom intervals are involved for you?
If you need help answering the quantitative questions, I recommend an online piano and hitting the notes until you think you recognize the note of the tom in question.
Or if you can use this link and sweep the fader through a range:
Update! See this thread for the proposed video!
Edited by Barden, 09 August 2018 - 11:33 AM.