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Post Wed May 09, 2007 7:49 am

what is the difference in sound between the two. i know they are different sizes. im just looking for a sound comparisson.

im thinking of getting a fusion kit because of the shorter toms so ill be able to reduce the angle of the ones im using now.
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 8:52 am

Shorter toms give a more beautiful and musical characteristic to the drum from what i've heard.

Beware of cheap woods in fusion set-ups tho cuz i heard those little drums can be a pain in the balls to tune.
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 10:13 am

iatemygoat wrote:what is the difference in sound between the two. i know they are different sizes. im just looking for a sound comparisson.

im thinking of getting a fusion kit because of the shorter toms so ill be able to reduce the angle of the ones im using now.


"Fusion" usually referrs to a 10", 12" and 14" SUSPENDED floor tom.

The smaller drum sizes, in my opinion, are easier to tune and give you a much wider range. The 10" tom is a magical tom. You can crank it up or play it real loose and it still sounds good.

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Post Wed May 09, 2007 10:45 am

fusion
small imo is better
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 11:22 am

I have a standard and a fusion....fusion is by far my personal fav....i dont think they are hard to tune...i play them a lil looser than probably normal....but i get compliments after every show on how my toms sound!! so i guess im doing ok!
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 11:41 am

cool thanks for the info.
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 11:42 am

I believe that refers to the depth of the drums. In some cases I've seen some kits have smaller (diameter) basses and be called 'fusion'. I don't think it has to do with the over all diameter of the toms. I could be wrong.

I played standard and even 'square' size kits for years. I just recently downsized to a ddrum pocket kit, and LOVE IT! I can move around more fluidly. The toms (12,14,16) have a ton of attack and nice sustain. I changed over the factory heads (batter only) and have had rave reviews on the sound. I'll never play deeper toms again unless forced to.
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 11:58 am

dialogue666 wrote:I believe that refers to the depth of the drums. In some cases I've seen some kits have smaller (diameter) basses and be called 'fusion'. I don't think it has to do with the over all diameter of the toms. I could be wrong.

I played standard and even 'square' size kits for years. I just recently downsized to a ddrum pocket kit, and LOVE IT! I can move around more fluidly. The toms (12,14,16) have a ton of attack and nice sustain. I changed over the factory heads (batter only) and have had rave reviews on the sound. I'll never play deeper toms again unless forced to.

There's a good explanation about the difference of shell depth in Prof. Sound's Drum Tuning Bible.
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 12:34 pm

i found that on my old standard kit i couldn't have my toms tilted the way i wanted without sitting incredibly high. i'm just more comfortable on a fusion or at least a standard with smaller rack toms.
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 1:03 pm

I play a Fusion set, I like it better, like the guy above said, you can tilt toms easily with the smaller toms, but really I like the 12" and 14" tom combo when using a four-piece, I have a 16", but I prefer the 14"
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 1:16 pm

i own both size kits as well, i use my fusion set for stage, studio and solo practice (plus they are 100% Birch shells) fusion and standard sets have different bearing edges as well as their diameter and depths. to make a long story short, resonance and sound are slightly different.


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Post Wed May 09, 2007 1:30 pm

I'd go with a fusion or fusionease and add a 16" tom.
My next set will have smaller rack toms to get the angles I want.
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 2:14 pm

my old kit was a standard five piece, but my new one is a fusion 6 piece. I like the depth of the standard, and tom tilt isn't a problem cause i sit kind of high (easier on my knees). The new kit (see sig), is basically the same for me, and i like how the smaller toms cut through on a rack roll.
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 5:23 pm

ive solved the problem of choosing

my toms are

10'
12'
13' and
16'
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 5:33 pm

im a fan of

10"
12"
13"
14" floor tom