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Old 12-09-2018, 01:37 AM   #76
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Different woods give different tones.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:48 PM   #77
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I don't have the link handy, but a custom drum maker made a snare out of MDF(!) --a material prized for being UN-resonant. And apparently people thought it sounded great, and guessed all kinds of premium "tone woods" they thought it was. Some even thought it was metal (brass, steel, etc.)

There's two schools of thought on drums, #1 that the wood and the head resonate together to create a tone, and #2 that the shell just creates an inert air volume that resonates with the head.

I guess building a snare out of MDF was their way of saying the shell material doesn't matter.
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:32 AM   #78
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Or that people are full of shit
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:58 PM   #79
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That's cuz ppl are full of shit.
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