DW has a ton of info available online. Check out the Info tab and look at the Digitial Literature.He almost makes (it) "too many choices" that you can't keep up. Keep the the "grain directions' defined and Simple. It (the descriptions ) goes by so fast it's easy to forget which you'd want/like/want to Spec....
He (John Good) should have a Chart for drummers to see and pick from, Lowest possible to highest possible (in regards to) Grain Orientation. And all the Blends of Grain Directions. From Lo to Hi.
Clearing that up would go a long way.... And he could do it if he would have a "Clarity" chart I need the Chart...too many variables...
Joe, You might be right about John and the lower than low thing. Neil didn't tension all his drums low though. That 6, 8 and 10 were cranked....and they stood out because of it. I have 5 toms on one set and the 8 is as high as it will go without choking and the 18 is just above a rattle...but it still produces a round tone. More guys are trying out different things, like Thomas Lang with his"SNOM" When you go to your average concert pitch doesn't seem to be a concern. I know this from working with soundmen who just hear drums one way. I'll say "I've got a picolo up there; I would like very much for it to sound like one....and keep that 8 cracking. I'll use the lower drums when i want LOW!"I think he has a Point of View. Trouble is it's one. But that's Ok. Don lets him run the place. Make the decisions it seems.
I think it amounts to a Change. He favors Lows.
Seems obsessed with them
less attention given to Highs
has an almost Beavis and Butthead juvenile obsession with lows.
Mick Fleetwood's, Ginger Baker, the guy Tris Imboden, Nick Mason? All when on DW sound low.
Neil Peart sounded like he had some highs in the Sizes in post 1 clip near the end.
I think those were Oak so some highs expected no matter "grain orientation"
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And they (I think all of them big to little) were Oak Steve. So, you know, may have had some "high bias" no matter the "vertical (that's the soft droopy one right?) vertical and horizontal "Orientation(!Neil didn't tension all his drums low though.
The oak could have something to do with it in a minute way. I"m probably the only person here who thinks most wood drums don't vary greatly from each other. I mean if you want a rock sound you tune them loosely and if you want Max you crank the hell of them...and everything in between. I could loose friends this way so I'll stop there. That's why I stick with the same kits year after year because the range is more important than anything...to me. Metal is different and so is fiberglass...different enough to hear it when no one else is playing but even that can be moot.And they (I think all of them big to little) were Oak Steve. So, you know, may have had some "high bias" no matter the "vertical (that's the soft droopy one right?) vertical and horizontal "Orientation(!
Even a droopy Oak ply must be pert near Stiff (ha
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What DW is doing here is stacking Plies. Horizontal, Vertical and Cross-Way's ya know In Search Of.. Like I mentioned Gretsch Since what 1956 had a vertical Ply in the stack of their 6 ply. DW done gone to extremes in my opinion... I'm sure ...don't know for sure Slingerland Ludwig who knows who else back when- had vertical ply thrown in occasionally etc. Sonor had/has their Ply stacking form.. But That's The 'thing' at DWto do with it