zen_drummer wrote:Mike T wrote:I like the PUNCH of dampened drums they cut through the mix they do not disapear into it,you get more individual sounding drums dampened because they each have a distinct sound while lots of overtones or ring tend to blend the sounds together taking away from each drums individual sound...my two and 1/2 cents..merry xmas everyone
Your two and 1/2 cents may be suffering from the ill-effects of inflation...
1) Dampened drums don't cut through the mix, they get lost in it.
2) All the discussions about shell construction and materials, bearing edges and drum "tone" that take place on this site point towards the fact that drums are supposed to ring... it's the ringing that get's them to project through the mix. This is a pretty well established fact.
3) Drums sound different in the audience than they do on the stage right next to them. It begs the question... who are you playing for? If you're performing for a crowd, make them sound good IN THE CROWD.... they'll need to ring on stage if they have a chance to be discernable in the mix and project to the crowd. If you're playing your drums so you can sound like a bad 1970's recording ON STAGE, then dampen the hell out of them. The good news is the only person that will hear them is you, and you seem to prefer the sound of drums that mimic the sound of the shipping boxes they came in, so you should be pretty pleased with that sound. But hey, if thats the effect you're after, knock yourself out.
But thanks for the Christmas wishes.
your points 1,2 and 3 are of course your opinion and by all means you have the right to have it ..christmas wishes still apply have a good one but i know i would not enjoy listening to you on a stage with lots of overtones in your drums..but each to his own what you say is just like what i say it is only opinion...I have been playing live music for over 40 years..and i still do it the same way..i still know what I like it might not be what you like but then i never said my opinion was fact..peace to you bro.
PS notice i never bashed your ideas or made smart A$$ remarks i will play my BOXES you Play YOURS...