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  1. Pearl Corporation USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    And how I use the kit today...new front smooth white P3 bass head doesn't have a hole.
    if for one minute you feel you want deep drums...get-em!
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    There is a lot of misinformation in this thread. Let's clear some things up for anyone who comes along and reads this:

    Shell DIAMETER = affects drum fundamental note (higher or lower note). The BIGGER the diameter = the LOWER the note.

    Shell DEPTH = affects drum SUSTAIN and VOLUME. The DEEPER the depth = the LONGER the sustain and LOUDER the POTENTIAL volume.

    Shell THICKNESS = affects FUNDAMENTAL and VOLUME. The THICKER the shell = the HIGHER the note and LOUDER the POTENTIAL volume.

    Now, example: think 1980's metal days when hair metal and thrash was king. Look at the drum sets back then: big DIAMETERS, DEEP power toms, THICK shells = big loud drum sound ie motley crue, metallica, slayer, etc. That was the pinnacle of big loud drums.

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    There's a reason they are called "power toms." You hit them with more power and they respond with louder and lower tones. Fast toms resonate longer with a lighter hit.

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    Just curious if anyone besides Al realizes this thread is over thirteen years old.
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  5. Drumming Since 1943

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheElectricCompany View Post
    Just curious if anyone besides Al realizes this thread is over thirteen years old.
    I do. It started at the beginning of my law enforcement career. That's some scary ******. Seems like ancient history.

    Also, while I think 14x14 and 15x15 rack toms looks silly, I also cannot STAND ridiculously shallow rack toms. Somewhere in the middle is cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    I do. It started at the beginning of my law enforcement career. That's some scary ******. Seems like ancient history.

    Also, while I think 14x14 and 15x15 rack toms looks silly, I also cannot STAND ridiculously shallow rack toms. Somewhere in the middle is cool.
    I'm with you there, well I would be given the age of my kit :-) My 14" "rack" tom is 12" deep and its as deep as I would want over a 20" bass drum, however I've got it placed on the right as a first floor tom thingy, I guess that's how it was intended as the kit came with 10-12-14 toms. My 16" tom actually came as a rack tom, at 14" deep its a tad heavy and big to plonk over a bass drum...not sure what pearl were thinking of there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krys9984 View Post
    The pitch will be higher in a shallower drum, it's the same if you were to compare a 14" x 14" floor tom with a 14" x 10" rack tom. Both these drums are 14" but one will sound a lot lower in pitch and produce more of a low end sound and the other will still sound deep but with a much higher pitch tone with less sustain.

    The way I have always seen it is:

    Shallower Drums = Higher Pitch / Less Sustain but more sensitivity because the bottom head is activated much more easily.

    Deeper Drums = Lower Pitch / More Sustain / Not as sensitive as shallower toms but when struck will produce a deeper sound.

    Also, the shallower the drum the higher you will have to tune it. Since the drum is shallower you will have to tune it up a little higher in order to make it sound good. Larger drums can be left a little looser for a muddyer sound but you cannot apply the same tuning to shorter drums. A perfect eample is a 14" x 4" piccolo snare and a 14" x 6" deep snare, you will have to crank the piccolo a little more for that perfect sound, but the deeper snare can be left a little looser for that weter, darker sound.

    Chris
    I concur with what KRYS9984 has to say. I have a 14 X 14 floor tom and a 14 X 12 rack tom that i have positioned to the left side of my snare drum. Both have eactly the same heads and I have tuned both using a tunebot to the exact same specifications as set forth by the tunebot app. The deeper floor tom has a far deeper lower tone than the 12 inch deep tom. the 12" deep tom has a higher pitch...shallower toms are usually higher pitched!
    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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