Tom Sizes

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10 or 8?

10x10
16
94%
8x8
1
6%
 
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Post Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:39 am

>I have a 12x10 mounted tom and a 13x11 mounted tom, I'm currently strugle to decide which size of 3rd tom to get.

>My options are 10x10 or 8x8.

>I want to get the 10x10 because its the next size down from 12 to 10, however its the same size depth as the 12x10.
>I want to get the 8x8, because I don't want to get the 10x10 because its the same dept, but I'm afraid that it'll have too much of a size and sound difference than the 12x10
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Post Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:10 pm

what kind of kit do you have?

i would get the 10. the depth in this case isnt the biggest factor in the sound, the diameter is. if it does end up sounding too similar then get a single ply head instead of a double...that will open it up turn up the pitch a little.
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Post Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:20 pm

10 inch toms sound amazing when mic'd properly. i play a 4 piece and i oftem use the 10 inch tom instead of the 12 inch and i love it. even unmic's they procject because of the frequency. they can really cut.
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Post Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:13 am

buy them both! then switch about! :D
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Post Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:50 pm

guys for your help, yes down the road when i get my second bass i will get the 10 inch, but i dont like new drummers, have a full on set, so i stick to double pedals, single bass
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Post Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:40 am

yeah go for the 10. it would give the kit a nicer sound when you do a fill round all the toms. to me, you should have some standard tom toms (e.g. 10, 12/13) plus a floor tom (14/16) then you should add extras (big-assed toms and tiny (6/8 ) ones.

tht's just me tho. :lol:

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Post Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:06 pm

i am not a huge fan of eather, im more into big toms like 14s but thats just me, but i do like a good sounding 8 every now and then!
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