Damping the toms?

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Post Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:01 am

I have this floor tom on my original set that is just horrible with over tons.. at first when i was stupid i put some duct tape in an octagon shape and well.. it still rings out alot.. but after using it for a while. i kind of like it.. but i would rather not dampen so much cuz i like natural sounds.. with the right head you shouldnt really need to dampen so much.. i do use moongels on my snare sometimes just to keep it from ringing so much in the mic.. if im not micked.. i def leave the dampening off.

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Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:30 am

amontholdDrums wrote:I have this floor tom on my original set that is just horrible with over tons.. at first when i was stupid i put some duct tape in an octagon shape and well.. it still rings out alot.. but after using it for a while. i kind of like it.. but i would rather not dampen so much cuz i like natural sounds.. with the right head you shouldnt really need to dampen so much.. i do use moongels on my snare sometimes just to keep it from ringing so much in the mic.. if im not micked.. i def leave the dampening off.

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Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:08 am

Moongels.
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Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:21 am

remo pinstripes have all the dampening i need, although the heads are getting old and i cant afford new ones now, so i might have to dampen them a bit. when i do dampen, i just put several layers of short pieces of electrical tape on the edge, about 1 1/2 inches from the edge depending on the size of the drum. works great.


electrical tape=drummers best friend :lol:
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Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:18 am

aquarian performance II heads..

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Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:48 am

i personally like to use e-rings in the studio, nothing live and practicing moongels.



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Post Tue May 01, 2007 6:54 pm

HOLY CRAP!!!! What started as a small, meager question went nuts. Here my 2 cents if anyone is even still reading this post. Maple, birch, and exotics - I want to hear these works of art. If you have a lower line of drums, swingstar - had them, forum, thor??? - had them too, lol, you really don't want to hear these shells. It's like listening to a phone sex operator with a nasty smokers cough. No matter what they say, you can't get past the sound of the voice. Muffling with proper tunung and head selection can make a decent sound out of an otherwise raspy voice. Granted, you don't want to buy every kind of head to find the one that will make a cheaper kit sing, but generally, if you hit hard and want ovetones to go away, pinstipes are good, I really like the new ec2, and deadringers/remo's or whatever can help alot. You can get an almost synthetic/electonic drum sound from the cheapest drum, a little tighter top head will help with getting some attack back after muffling, and I do like to hear each drum rather than one constant blend. Once again this is only my opinion based on my experience, and I recognize my elders here, and whole heatedly agree that a quality shell will sing without muffling, but lower end product can really benefit with a little dampening. I have to go get some more duck tape (joking)- later!!!!!
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Post Wed May 02, 2007 1:50 pm

Dampin the toms?? YOU SPEAK MADNESS!! MADNESSSSSSS!
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Post Sun May 06, 2007 10:09 am

I use zero-rings on my top heads and moon gels on the bottom if I really want to dampen them out. The moon gels are very strudy and versatile.
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Post Tue May 22, 2007 8:42 am

well yes if you get very good at tuning it reduces the need for dampening but for me i need my toms dampened so i use remo muffles
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Post Tue May 22, 2007 3:42 pm

the problem with dampening your toms is that a lot of people will think that you're doing it because you simply don't know how to tune them. (sadly, this is true for a lot of people who dampen their toms)
the trick is to have a set method for tuning, know what they should sound like without dampeners, then dampen them and try to get a muffled version of that sound. i use a piano because i can't stand having un-tuned toms.
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