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D. B. Cooper

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Just saw this article about a new series DW is doing. Pi drums come in many shell materials, finishes and diameters, but will only be 3.14" deep.

I would love to own one. But $799? C'mon.
 

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Just saw this article about a new series DW is doing. Pi drums come in many shell materials, finishes and diameters, but will only be 3.14" deep.

I would love to own one. But $799? C'mon.
Got a link?

I am intrigued but most likely won’t buy.
 

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A snare drum a buddy of mine built using the Pi formula won the Ghostnote snare build off.
 

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I will never understand the fascination with the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.
Rather than the depth being a constant 3.14 regardless of diameter, has anyone built drums using the Golden Ratio?
 

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Rather than the depth being a constant 3.14 regardless of diameter, has anyone built drums using the Golden Ratio?
Yes ,I have a buddy who had a company called Pi Drums actually .
He built an entire kit based on the Pi concept .
It wasn't really a company per se he just did it for fun .
But he did go as far to have his own badges made up .
I'll have to dig around and find some info .
 

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You hit the nail on the head there. As a mathematician, I can think of few things we have discovered as a species that are as beautiful and useful as concepts like, pi, exponentials and the like. But I also shake my head at these marketing schemes that try and associate in some way with making a drum sound better, or other bs. Fibonacci gets abused even more. Besides all that, 3.14 is not pi anyways, completely misses the point.

I'd argue it is an irrational fascination.
 

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SOunds good. Very quick, as I'd expect from a piccolo. But doesn't seem to have a lot of balls. Is it just the micing or mixing? I feel it's quieter than the rest of the it. Feels swallowed up to me.

And for $800? That's a lot of scratch and I don't see it sounding any better than any of these. Especially that Carl Palmer snare...and I'm notoriously anti Ludwig.

 


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