Wood types

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What wood type do you prefer?

maple
7
50%
mahogany
0
No votes
birch
3
21%
walnut
0
No votes
basswood
0
No votes
bubinga
1
7%
2-3 wood types all mixed up
2
14%
other
1
7%
 
Total votes: 14
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Post Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:36 am

Hi everybody!

I'd like to discuss about wood types used to build drums. What wood type do you prefer and why? Also - is mixing few wood types in one shell good?

I personally really like the sound of birch drums. I own a birch set, I like the punchiness of it and the power I can get out of it :)

Let's talk,

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Post Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:18 am

Maple...It's been the standard for a lot of years! You just can't go wrong with maple. :D
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Post Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:54 am

I love walnut. My snare is a 6-ply Black Panther walnut, my set is a composite maple/walnut Saturn Pro- 4 plies of maple, 2 plies of walnut. I also have a custom 16x16 birch/walnut kick- 2 plies of birch/2 plies of walnut with reinforcement rings.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:05 pm

for a single wood that ive been able to play, birch owns maple imo. i really want to try out a solid african mahogany set and a bubinga set but i havent had the chance yet. i also really like the pearl reference but like i said, i want to try a solid mahogany set and solid bubinga so i cant vote yet.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:09 pm

Birch hands down.

Punch, cut, great tone, not too ringy but not just dull nothingness.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:45 pm

so far, I like birch.
I want to explore a little more though-
Acrylic is next. I can't imagine its tonal properties are exceptional, but I'm intrigued. I'm jonesing bad...
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Post Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:13 am

BIRCH, baby! yeah!

my GRANSTARS are 9 plys, 100% birch!
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