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  1. SpiralOut, KeepGoing

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    Default whats the difference between overtones and undertones?

    i've never really thought about it before, but i just realized they'r not the same thing... can someone shed some light?
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  2. dracubot from f.u.t.u.r.e.

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    I always thought overtones were the ring of the initial ping, while the undertones were the wash and darker reverberations. But I'm probably wrong.

  3. Dorf Schmutztitel

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    Overtones are any frequencies present in the cymbal that are higher in pitch than the fundimental tone of the cymbal. Undertones are any frequencies present in the cymbal sound that are lower in pitch than the fundimental tone of the cymbal.
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  4. SpiralOut, KeepGoing

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    Quote Originally Posted by EPEK_DAVE
    Overtones are any frequencies present in the cymbal that are higher in pitch than the fundimental tone of the cymbal. Undertones are any frequencies present in the cymbal sound that are lower in pitch than the fundimental tone of the cymbal.
    thanks, that seems kinda obvious now that i think about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrUmZ_fOr_LyFe
    i dont use the hihat pedal
    im 11

    Looking for 16" starclassic birch in walnut

  5. \m/ Mapex M-Birch \m/

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    Quote Originally Posted by EPEK_DAVE
    Overtones are any frequencies present in the cymbal that are higher in pitch than the fundimental tone of the cymbal. Undertones are any frequencies present in the cymbal sound that are lower in pitch than the fundimental tone of the cymbal.
    speaking of that, what are middletones?? (i think someone once said the the RUDE power ride had a lot of them so it reduced ur hi-hat selection or somthing like that)

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    Ones kinda like beeop, and ones kinda like beeowwmp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus87
    Ones kinda like beeop, and ones kinda like beeowwmp
    wtf?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  8. Lord of the Polyownage

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    There is no middletones... Fundamental, then overtones above that frequency, and undertones below that frequency.

    I'm tempted to say there are no undertones, because the Fundamental is the lowest tone a particular object can make but my physics is 5 years (6 years?) old.

    RUDEs have an extremely broad and vibrant frequency response, so when you hit them they are going to stand up a lot in the mix. Their harsh characteristics allow them to be heard over 110dB of distortion and bass. Most likely, the "middletones" are mids in the Hz spectrum, however no one calls them middletones because we don't call high overtones "trebletones" or low ones "basstones". That's probably why they were described like that.
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