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    Flat Bearing Edges?

    Talking about bearing edges, we must always take into account the thickness of the shell. The important factor is the width of the contact area between the shell and the head. Rolled edges on thin metal shells may be "sharper" than 45 degrees bearing edges on really thick staves.
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    "All woods sound the same" - is this a new song?

    you are right, so please allow me to rephrase. The thickness of the shell, plays a huge role in the pitch and the volume of the drum. Ceteris paribus, (meaning for same thickness, heads, tuning) all wooden drums sound- almost- the same.
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    "All woods sound the same" - is this a new song?

    Wood species have an acoustic conversion efficiency(ACE) value from 90 to 110. Some materials have an ACE value of 1000. Every respected sound engineer that i know, has the same opinion and its a sledgehammer!! "Any wooden drum, if tuned the same way, sounds the same way.."
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    Drum companies that don't make their own shells

    If its a carbon fiber shell, it has to be inhouse, except from "traditional" manufacturers who try from time to time, to introduce such shells. Keller doesnt supply carbon fiber shells. It strikes to my surprise, that it is so widely accepted that shells are outsourced from one or two global...
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    Perception of Sound Between Brands

    IMHO the most important factors of shell types and materials, such as damping factor (tan d), quality factor (Q) and acoustic conversion efficiency (ACE), are the least discussed. I appreciate all the subjective reasoning which makes music such a wonderful experience for someone, in so many...
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    Greetings REF Sure they are!! :D
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    cause of yellowing on maple laquered drums?

    Like it or not, that effect is caused by not adding UV resistant agents in the final lacquer finish.
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    Flat rides - Who's got 'em, loves 'em or hates 'em

    one dimensional as.. DEDICATED! I agree, the 602 Medium Flat seems to be out of this world.. But that 2002 alloy in a flat, small, low pitched ride... TO KILL FOR!
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    SOLD - Mint Pearl CMHI-1455S Red-Black Fade 5.5x14 African Mahogany Carbon Fiber Ply Snare Drum Fat Tone Hoops!

    Sure will, but please, bear in mind that it might be best for you NOT selling it. These hybrids, are the testament of drum manufacturers trying to get around space age materials!
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    Flat rides - Who's got 'em, loves 'em or hates 'em

    You sure hope they don't have it any longer, or they will have to arrange a shipment to Athens, Greece!!
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    Flat rides - Who's got 'em, loves 'em or hates 'em

    I could kill to get a Paiste 2002 18" flat ride!
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    SOLD - Mint Pearl CMHI-1455S Red-Black Fade 5.5x14 African Mahogany Carbon Fiber Ply Snare Drum Fat Tone Hoops!

    Agreed on tube lugs! Open sound can be "closed", but the other way round, is more difficult!
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    Hello to all fellow drummers!
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