My understanding is that among the benefits/characteristics of round-over bearing edges is that more of the edge is in contact with the drum head, which tends to dampen the drum head slightly and which engages more of the tone of the shell in the overall sound of the drum. In light of that, how...
Does this prove that different wood species produce different sounds? That different shell thicknesses produce different sounds? The drum on the right has a higher pitch. I’d guess it is the drum with the thicker shell.
Impossible to pick just 5. But, among my favorites are:
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I think your’s is the first bad review of an Acro I’ve seen. I have a 70’s B/O badge Acro that I put heavy rims on and I love the way it sounds - a dry thwock with a metallic tone is how I would describe it. Not thin to my ear.
According to the Casio catalog from Winter 2011 the the 5x14 listed at $464, selling price $299. In the Casio catalog from Winter 2019, the list price was $660, selling price $429. That’s why used one’s are so high now.
Guessing maybe they accidentally double sold the kit you bought and Ludwig sucked it up and sent you a new one. I would think the only price difference would be the cost of a bass drum mounted double tom holder. That virgin 18x22 is gonna be a cannon.