Drum Physics, why drums sound the way they sound

1 MASS 2 BEARING EDGES 3 WRAPS / LAQUERS, COATINGS 4 HEADS 5 WOOD OR METAL – yes, it matters, depending on application, it may matter more or less.   SONOR TAMA – beech Japanese drums — birch rosewood, bubinga, cherry, walnut, oak — more exotics Acrolyte Brass Steel Aluminum Phosphor bronze Maple   Wood … Read more

Fleetwood Mac – The Outstanding Sound Of Mick Fleetwood | Recreating Iconic Drum Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsXzFYKmMHs     CGPT – FLEETWOOD MAC RECORDING TECHNIQUE, DRUM SOUND Fleetwood Mac, particularly during the era of their critically acclaimed album “Rumours” (1977), is known for their meticulous approach to recording and their distinctive, polished sound. One of the most celebrated aspects of their production is the drum sound, especially the work of their … Read more

A Look At Neil Peart’s Gear with Paul Wells

Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF9ucbt7VHI Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsSU_GjbdLQ Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRhASmUGQSY   Not to ‘pick on’ Gretsch, makers of excellent quality and sounding instruments, but this is interesting quote from Neil Peart: “…the company proved surprisingly uncooperative in regards to this [sound-off/comparison] test.” at ~47:00 into Part 2 (quoted from MODERN DRUMMER May 1987).  I wonder if Gretsch realized that … Read more

62 Heads – Aquarian, Evans, Remo — same snare, same tensioning, same hoops and hardware, same microphone, same player, kit, sticks and riff, amazing variety of tone

Drum Head Authority posted a grrrreat article on drum tone — probably the most-useful to-date —   Drumheads: More important than drum wood We’re covering drumheads first, because drumheads are by far the biggest factor in your drum sound. Out of everything, the drumheads you choose (and what you actually do with the heads) will contribute to the vast … Read more