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  • #31
    please help... i have catalina birch first generation and on them evans g1 on toms and they are great but since everyone hailed g2 on toms i bought them to try them... the result isn t much impressive... for now... when i had the g1 on toms i had tune them by ear and then i had checked drumdial to see the numbers and they were 70 bottom around 75 top... tom had singed beautiful... so my question is how do you tune catalina with g2 heads... today i didnt have much time so i have used drumdial with same numbers and result was... hmmm not so great... i now tuning by ear but the problem is that i will not have much time in following weeks to tune them properlly but your advice would mean gold to me please if you can also provide me some drumdial number for problem...

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Matematika View Post
      please help... i have catalina birch first generation and on them evans g1 on toms and they are great but since everyone hailed g2 on toms i bought them to try them... the result isn t much impressive... for now... when i had the g1 on toms i had tune them by ear and then i had checked drumdial to see the numbers and they were 70 bottom around 75 top... tom had singed beautiful... so my question is how do you tune catalina with g2 heads... today i didnt have much time so i have used drumdial with same numbers and result was... hmmm not so great... i now tuning by ear but the problem is that i will not have much time in following weeks to tune them properlly but your advice would mean gold to me please if you can also provide me some drumdial number for problem...
      First, throw the DD in the garbage. J/K haha. Second, go to the top of PDFU and see notes, pitches, intervals. Third, go find a virtual piano online and tune those bad boys up.

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      • #33
        what is everyone's opinion on thee little drum tuning devices that you place on the drum and then read a dial with some numbers on it? Do they work well?
        My wife says I am no longer permitted to buy any more drums...I said okay you cant buy any more shoes...we are presently at an impasse! I see drums...she sees shoes!

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        • #34
          Originally posted by oldbatterhead View Post
          what is everyone's opinion on thee little drum tuning devices that you place on the drum and then read a dial with some numbers on it? Do they work well?
          I love it. It works great. But a real drummer can tune by ear and get the sound he/she wants. But don't get me wrong I do use it from time to time and I love it!

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          • #35
            Heads and Tuning Question:

            I live in Stuttgart, Germany and recently added a 10x8” tom to add to my Vision Chrome kit...and replaced the factory clear Remo head with a Remo Pinstripe Ebony 2-ply head.
            Outside of the resonance (“bong” sound), I really like the way it plays...it’s a really “lively” head...so I decided to change the rest of the heads on my toms (12x9, 13x10, 14x11, 16x16FT, 18x16FT) from factory heads to Remo Pinstripe Ebony.

            To control extra resonance... I ported the reso heads on all the toms with chrome "O's": 2" for the 10x8 tom , 4" for the12x9, 13x10 and 14x11 toms and 6" for the 16x16 and 18x16 floor toms to control/reduce reso head sound and focus on the batter head to achieve desired drum sound.
            The porting has worked pretty well...and the contrast of chrome shells, black reso heads and chrome “O’s” looks pretty cool.

            I’m still wrestling with a 2-fold problem:
            1. Struggling to achieve just the right amount of resonance control without choking the toms - experimenting with different modes of resonance control on the batter heads: Remo Muff'l Rings (with and without the foam ring) and Moon Gel Pads - to get as close as possible to a "studio" sound.
            2. I’m also trying to find just the right “voice” for each of the toms...so each tom has its own distinct sound (tone) and the difference can be heard between the different toms when doing downward/upward rolls or combinations.

            I have read that it is recommended to start loose and tune "up" versus tuning "down"...is this true?

            With all the above in mind...please advise on the best tuning method - is it better to find the sound on the reso head first and then tune the batter head...or vice versa?

            Thank you for your time and any advice you can lend...

            Have a great day...

            Cheers!

            Steve

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