which sounds better aluminum shells or wooden shells:?

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Post Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:22 pm

I have heard that aluminum shells sound better but i havent played on an aluminum set yet .
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:42 pm

For drum kit, I prefer wood. For other drums such as repiniques, I prefer metal. Wood is a classic sound that has no need to be a fad. I think this longevity is important.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:58 pm

I think you are most likley talking about trick drums. If you have never heard them try to find a dealer close to you and have a listen. Very uniqe sounding drums. Also VERY EXPENSIVE. As we both know drum material is a personel preferance so you may perfure aluminum over wood and some else prefure maple over Birch. It's all about " your sound". You can get some KILLER finishes on the aluminum drums.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:11 pm

:roll: tbh i cnt realli tell the difference! :)
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:14 pm

i don't know if i'm right but,

i think that wood shells bring more warmth and resonance, yet aluminum shells bring a bright and poppy sound that cuts through the mix. i think aluminum would be good in a rock setting, and wood for probably a jazz setting.

that's just my opinion though
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Post Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:00 pm

You might think that Aluminum would be "bright and poppy", but you surely didn't get that opinion by playing a set of TRICK drums. People assume they will sound that way.

I suggest you give a set a good workout because the tone is amazing. Very warm and round sounding. The dynamic range is simply amazing. I play 'em, I love 'em and I recommend 'em...

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Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:21 pm

ive never heard of an aluminum drum...other than steel drums? but those have notes :D
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