Until the late ‘80s they were not playing Supras properly, which was why the chrome peeled off all the time. To plate aluminum, you have to plate copper, then nickel then chrome. Plating chrome directly to aluminum doesn’t work, same for steel. Beyond that, I couldn’t say.
Sounds cool! I am building a kit from old Pearl Export shells (late 90’s, maple), had trouble finding a bass shell. Found a 28 x 14 marching bass and said, “Why not?”. They’ll know it’s ME playing by God..!
Why you soulless reprobate; get off your drum throne and get a bass guitar. Then hang your head in shame.
Nah. It’s Ok, I haven’t tried any Charlie Watts or Joe Morello either and can only do some of Ringo’s simpler stuff.
Having fun playing is all that’s really important.
Simple: the love of playing. With that (and a sufficient budget to acquire what you need to start) you will rise to your ability. You can start playing a plastic pail with a couple sticks of any kind.
For instance, after a long hiatus, I started with a pair of ProMark Oak 7As (chosen only...
I've played both and can't say I've heard a decisive difference myself. A couple YouTube videos I've seen did demonstrate some noticeable differences. For my own part, I prefer Pearl OptiMounts over DTS but couldn't sustain a long, heated, objective, debate on the matter.
Frankly, I find vintage drums only offer the cachet of being a collectible item, but do not off a superior sound except at the throne. I played both an early '50s Rogers kit and a real 1927 Black Beauty, engraved, Ludigold HW, original calf heads and gut snares. It sounded like a great brass...
Shell thickness and depth are your main factor. Shell material matters at the throne, but any audience won’t hear it. Unless you record close miked, you lose a lot of timbre through an A/V system as well.
Like jazz, if it sounds good (to you) it is good.
It sounds like you have a drum that needs to be trued up (ensuring the edges of the shell are cut exactly 90° to the walls of the shell), then have new edges cut.
I’ve had brand new drums that needed one or both done. One was a Black Beauty no less, I had to send back for a replacement.