Slingerland be-bop

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Tom, how do you tune the 16" BD (relative tension/pitch between heads)?
I don't know. I do not have a method. I just keep turning t-rods until I like a sound I hear :cool:

I constantly am experimenting with it.

Saturday afternoon my gig was outside in a park. From the drivers seat the bass drum sounded dead and not very nice.

I went out front about 20 yards away and had the sax player play my drums. The bass drum sounded amazing and huge and musical and round.
 

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I had a gig in a strange room last Friday. The BD sounded too boomy from behind the kit, but completely dead from just in front of the drums. I have no idea how it sounded from further away.
 

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I had a gig in a strange room last Friday. The BD sounded too boomy from behind the kit, but completely dead from just in front of the drums. I have no idea how it sounded from further away.
I often have another band member play the drums while I listen out front.
Best is having a pro drummer sit in.

99% of the time I end up saying "wow my drums sound great..why was I thinking of selling them or getting anither kit "
 

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This is from the day in December 2014 when I got the 16x16 floor tom which would eventually become my 16x13 bass drum. Cant believe it will be 6 years when I started on my journey putting together this great kit
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Those are actually very cool heads.

Choices to choose from my video
Evans g1
Evans j1
Aquarian texture coated
Remo renaissance
Remo skyntones
Remo fiberskyn diplomat classic
Remo suede
Evans 56 calftone

All heads i iwn and have tried in my drums. But whats in the video?
 

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I don't know. I do not have a method. I just keep turning t-rods until I like a sound I hear :cool:

I constantly am experimenting with it.

Saturday afternoon my gig was outside in a park. From the drivers seat the bass drum sounded dead and not very nice.

I went out front about 20 yards away and had the sax player play my drums. The bass drum sounded amazing and huge and musical and round.
Be nice to always have a monitor so we can hear the bass drum , I always play better when I can really hear the bass drum .

Maybe we need one of them $1,000 butt shakers ???
 

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I seem to remember you used Skyntones on them?
Ah, and Slingerlands hoops of that era of course are called sticksavers (due to the inward flange), not "stickchopper" hoops, as I wrote in another post.
 

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The heads in the video are Evans J1 Etched top and bottom

The room is an all wood floor
 

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