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- Jun 28, 2019
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Thanks for the explanation!If you're curious about it and don't have an 18 - measure from the floor to the beater at your normal playing setup.
Say for example, your beater sits at about 13". Subtract the 9" from the center of an 18" head, and you'll be hitting
at 4" above center. That's about half way between the center and the edge.
Now hit any of your other drums about halfway in from the center to the edge and gradually work your way in to the center.
You'll have less volume and a higher pitch closer to the edge.
For some things, that's exactly what you want, but not for all.
A riser makes a significant difference in the sound, both for increased volume and lower pitch.
But it still won't get you to where the 20 will go.
There's no doubt about it - 18"s are nice and have a lot of benefits.
The only real long term solution is to get both. Start with the one that appeals to you most.
I’ve always played a 20” BD, but I’m diving into the world of 18” BDs - it’s in the mail as we speak!
Yeah, I’m excited. I guess I’m going to play it as is for a bit and I’ll decide if I need a riser later.