Lower frequency project

I got a great review from Andrew Nault the other day.   He’s the kind of guy you like to get reviews from.  He tells it like it is, both the good and the bad.  Thankfully there wasn’t any bad.  He did reference a need for a drum that can deliver the great projection and snare sensitivity of the 6″, while bringing out more of the lower frequencies. So the challenge is on.  The snare he has now is built of bubinga, which is pretty high on the janka scale.  So part of the idea is to use a softer wood like white oak.  Hopefully this will still be hard enough to hang onto the projection, but soft enough to lower the tone some.  The second part of the idea is to deepen the drum from 6″ to 8″.  This will allow the lower sound waves, which are longer, time to develop within the drum.  We’ll see how it goes.

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