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The Doctor 2003-06-22 07:15

drumskin tense
Do you guys put the snare skin tighter when you play death metal or black metal very fast?
CAN you play faster with a tighter skin?
and what about the tune, when you tighten it up the tunes goes higher too, is it possible to prevent that?


Tattered 2003-06-22 11:22

A tighter skin on the snare makes a nicer sound defintely a slayer/pantera sound.

MeTalManiac555 2003-06-27 11:02

I am kind of new to drums, so don't worry that I am retarde or something if I ask this dumb question, but... Does it matter what the tunning is in the snare, or can you set it to whatever the hell you feel like setting it to?

The Doctor 2003-06-27 14:24

i dont think the tone really matthers, if you want to know wheter your kit is 'tuned' right the drum must sound the same on every point at the edge of the skin.
im bored so ill draw you an example:

drumskin + sound:

poink: I I
I I pooonk <------this one needs tuning

when they all sound POINK your skin is tuned.

The Doctor 2003-06-27 14:26

fucking christ!!!!

not working, fucking board, fuck.

anyway: the image should be a square resembling a drumskin.

at every side of the skin it should sound like poink, but at one side it sounds like poonk, this side obviously needds tuning. Get it?

PantericA 2003-06-27 14:40

ya, and your bass and snare should be the same. tune the bass drum to the low e on the bass guitar, then tune the snare to the bass drum but an octave higher. got it? i'm not sure on how to tune the toms.

The Doctor 2003-06-27 14:45

i have tom1 one tone lower than the snare, and tom2 one tone lower than tom1, and the floor tom a couple of tones lower. i kicked through my bass recently and i just turned it around, so now it sounds like a very brief but hard fart every time you play:D

MeTalManiac555 2003-06-27 23:15

Does any of you guy's have MSN Messanger or AIM? if so can you please tell me which one you have and give me your screen anme, because I have a couple of questionsa I need help with and it's too hard to psot up and explain. Please let me know if you do. Thanks.

The Doctor 2003-06-28 14:01 <-----msn handle

but the original question of me was if you could play faster DM riffs when you tighten your skin so the stick bounces faster?

artofnothing6 2003-06-28 14:25

hmmm, your probably right doctor. The tighter the skin, the more bounce you'll get. But eitherway, i play electronic drums, so luckily i don't have to worry about that shit. Even though i do have an acoustic set.

MeTalManiac555 2003-06-28 15:21

Yeah I am pretty sure that if you tighten it, it will make your stick bounce more. But I am not possitive, I would think that it would though.

The Doctor 2003-06-28 16:43

seems logic

PantericA 2003-07-02 11:36

seems logical that it would put your drum set out of tune

MeTalManiac555 2003-07-02 12:25

Yeah that seems logic too. :p Oh well.

The Doctor 2003-07-02 14:27

just make your snare sound like a fucking woodblock, thats cool:D

eviscerator 2003-07-03 05:51

Someone who's been drumming since the 60s told me that you have to tune it so the toms (don't remember about the other ones) were tuned a note lower (like maybe the 1st tom would be in C, next in B, and next in A....i think it was like that...

The Doctor 2003-07-03 05:57

ah, ok

MeTalManiac555 2003-08-27 21:12

Can you buy drum tuners for that shit so you can tune it in a,b,c and whatever else? I saw that thing with the needle and all, but I don't knwo if that tells you like a or b or something.... please let me know because I need to tune mine and get new heads on it.

PantericA 2003-08-27 23:20

yes, that thing with the needles on it will tell you if its a or b or something

MeTalManiac555 2003-08-28 19:03

Alright sweet man. I will have to go out and buy one until I can do it by ear. Thanks for the help though dude.

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