Choosing drum sizes...need some input/knowledge.

Ok so I'm getting ready to order a new kit but I couldn't decide the exact sizes I want. My main question would be about the depths of the drums. The bigger the depth the deeper the drum sound? is that correct or am i way off here. I need some feedback on choosing the right drum sizes for me. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
 

Timekeep69

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The deeper the shell, the deeper the tone and also the more resonant the drum will be. With a deep shell the air takes longer to move through the shell to the resonant head.
 

FelterSkelter

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Timekeep69":1r6puuu7 said:
The deeper the shell, the deeper the tone and also the more resonant the drum will be. With a deep shell the air takes longer to move through the shell to the resonant head.
I just posted this theory but would a greater depth require a heavier hitter?
 

Timekeep69

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FelterSkelter":10ox43uf said:
Timekeep69":10ox43uf said:
The deeper the shell, the deeper the tone and also the more resonant the drum will be. With a deep shell the air takes longer to move through the shell to the resonant head.
I just posted this theory but would a greater depth require a heavier hitter?
Not necessarily. I just went from 18x22 bass drums to 24x24 and I don't have to hit them any harder. Toms may be a little different but unless your going drastic in depth, I wouldn't worry about it.

Yeah I know a great custom drum builder too...www.medicinemandrumsaz.com. :)
 

FelterSkelter

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Timekeep69":1kvjvpx2 said:
FelterSkelter":1kvjvpx2 said:
Timekeep69":1kvjvpx2 said:
The deeper the shell, the deeper the tone and also the more resonant the drum will be. With a deep shell the air takes longer to move through the shell to the resonant head.
I just posted this theory but would a greater depth require a heavier hitter?
Not necessarily. I just went from 18x22 bass drums to 24x24 and I don't have to hit them any harder. Toms may be a little different but unless your going drastic in depth, I wouldn't worry about it.

Yeah I know a great custom drum builder too...www.medicinemandrumsaz.com. :)
Yeah I was referring to power toms and such. There are many variables in this (what room, sticks, etc.) no?
 

skitch

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Here is a thought from the school of David Garibaldi:

10" 13" 16" toms.


Just a thought for you to consider or disregard.
 

andybfrank

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For me its all about contrast. At least a 16"x16" floor tom and a 12"x9" tom or smaller. Then fill in the spaces if you want more, like a 10, 13, 14, 18, 15 (if you can find it.)
 
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