which sounds better aluminum shells or wooden shells:?

Pearl, Tama, Yamaha, DW, Ludwig, Premier, Mapex etc.

Moderator: Moderators

craig32_09
new
new
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:36 pm

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 .
craig#32
Dale
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 537
Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:21 am
Location: Aus

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.
I don't know what I'm talking about!

"Don't play FOR people. Play WITH people."
- Papa Jo Jones
Xfactor
beginner
beginner
Posts: 29
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:23 pm
Location: Canada

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.
User avatar
euan247
beginner
beginner
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:34 pm
Location: UK

Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:11 pm

:roll: tbh i cnt realli tell the difference! :)
youngdrummer
beginner
beginner
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:11 pm

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
User avatar
zen_drummer
groove master
groove master
Posts: 1898
Joined: Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:17 pm
Location: Rochester NY

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...

Mike
mapexdrummer
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 119
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:59 pm
Location: El Paso TX

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:21 pm

ive never heard of an aluminum drum...other than steel drums? but those have notes :D
lets drum fast and sexy :]