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    DW Jazz Series bop kit - Okume Feather exotic

    Thanks Rob. Mine, unfortunately, is a bad L5 disc
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    Whitney Drums: Experiences, pros, cons, etc.

    I had a Penguin kit with 16” (head) kick. It is confusing to say what to actually call the size. Nothing but good things to say about them. Clever design, well made, super light weight and they sound great. I would still have them but I bought the wrong sizes for the high tuning I wanted. That...
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    Bargain Cast Hoops

    I’ve had mine for 14 months with no problems to the chrome plating.
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    DW Jazz Series bop kit - Okume Feather exotic

    Ok, bumping this back up. Obviously I haven’t been in a big hurry to sell this kit But it seems a shame to just leave it packed up. Sounds as good as it looks, and it looks fantastic!
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    "All woods sound the same" - is this a new song?

    Hey Mark ... thanks for going to all the effort to put the test together. That’s a lot of work! Do I hear a difference? Sometimes but not always and then not what I would characterize as much of a difference. But that is subjective. Why do you attribute the differences to the species of...
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    Best Real Feel, Tunable Elect. Drums

    The 2Box units basically run VSTs. And you can load the samples from any of the VST drum packages directly into the 2Box module (with the help of a computer). That means that for each pad you can assign 128 different samples that correspond to the 128 possible volume levels that MIDI will...
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    Best Real Feel, Tunable Elect. Drums

    There are basically 3 schemes for triggers (pads)... piezo, switches or FSRs. FSRs are pretty rare and only work with a special triggering system as they require power (similar to phantom power). Aquarian uses FSRs. They far more common type are piezo with either switches or additional piezos...
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    Best Real Feel, Tunable Elect. Drums

    Different doesn’t mean better or worse. It’s just different. I have mesh headed pads and silicone ones. Mesh is interesting because you can set the tension any way you want. So instead of hitting a floor tom and have it feel like you hit a pillow you can have it tighter and make all the pads...
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    Show us your prettiest kits.....

    Hands down, this one
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    "All woods sound the same" - is this a new song?

    At the risk of setting off another sh*t storm ... Even though the drum fundamental of 3 of the drums is the same, there is no way to know if the top and bottom heads are tuned the same. If they are not tuned the same (and I have no way to know) then the harmonics will vary from drum to drum...
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    Flat rides - Who's got 'em, loves 'em or hates 'em

    Can you help me understand the difference between the flange edge and the sound control edge. Would you characterize the flange edge as just a stronger effect?
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    "All woods sound the same" - is this a new song?

    No, the fundamental is from the head only on a normal drum. Now if you have a shell longer than 3’ (Snare tuning) you might get into pipe organ resonant land So maybe a 6’ deep kick might get you there. I guess a case could be made if someone invented a shell that resonated at a louder level...
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    "All woods sound the same" - is this a new song?

    If you tune one head to E and one head to F# the drum will have a fundamental that is neither of those notes. The two heads will interact and when you hit the drum the two heads will resonate together at the same pitch. You will only hear E & F# if you mute one head. The air inside the drum...
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    "All woods sound the same" - is this a new song?

    I can’t speak for every tuner in the world. But all the tuners I know of will read X. They are measuring frequency. You do have a point that it is possible for the lowest frequency to be low enough in level that the tuner might ignore it. But I’m guessing it's gonna need to be more than 20dB...
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    "All woods sound the same" - is this a new song?

    You didn't answer my simple yes out no question. My statement to that is that all devices under test should be tuned to the same frequency for the test to remove variables. Yes or no?
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