Bubinga +Bubinga/Birch

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Post Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:35 am

In your opinion; How much of a differance would there realy be if one shell was made of Bubinga wood and another of Bubinga/birch.... in the same size, and head combo?
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Post Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:21 pm

Not much. Heads and tunning are the most important. I'm sure their will be some slight differences in sound, just like a hybrid shell doesn't sound the same as pure maple. They will sound similar but you need to play one of each to make your decision.
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Post Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:26 am

Probably, the B/B is slightly warmer than the bubinga, which is dark.
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Post Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:17 am

Isn't bubinga known for being warmer than both birch and maple, Asdex? :-O
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Post Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:21 am

^^^^
It's darker! Well, even though it's darker, they sound nice too when tuned in high pitched. I have a Masai Snare which uses 12 ply of Bubinga and it just sound incredible!
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Post Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:22 am

Asdex wrote:^^^^
It's darker! Well, even though it's darker, they sound nice too when tuned in high pitched. I have a Masai Snare which uses 12 ply of Bubinga and it just sound incredible!

Oh wow, that one is the snare I'm interested in buying! Although I can't afford it currently. Care to tell me more about it?