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I have a book that says what drums and equipment Bubba used for nearly everything, but it doesn't show the equipment for ASOH. Did he ever use Evans heads? I've only known him to use various Remos.
And I concur.......give me wood any day of the week! (Boomie, watch it!)
(06-25-2016 06:58 PM)Gungawoman Wrote: [ -> ]I have a book that says what drums and equipment Bubba used for nearly everything, but it doesn't show the equipment for ASOH. Did he ever use Evans heads? I've only known him to use various Remos.
And I concur.......give me wood any day of the week! (Boomie, watch it!)

From what I have read, Bubba used Evans on his double headed toms, (Glass Clear on top and blue (sometimes red) hydraulic below. Bass Drums and concert toms were Remo Black Dots (sometimes Ludwig silver dots), and the snare had a black dot too. I think later he used either a G1 or G2 clear Evans on top of his snare. Later with DW it seems to be Remo coated Ambassadors top for a bit, and now I think the DW (made by Remo) coated clear hybrid heads.

I too like wood!! My good wife Tan, brought me my wood for Christmas once!! Oh Matron!!
Any instrument offers some joys of fine-tuning materials, but we in the percussion world have so many delightful choices to make: types of wood, blends of woods, differing construction designs, sizes of our drums, mounting choices, head materials/designs, tuning, damping, etc,

So many facets...so little time!

I LOVE THE DRUMS!!
OK, I'm curious as to why one would use hydraulic only on the bottom and not on top?
Good question, Gunga. I don't know (as I have never used oil-damped heads (other than on my bass drum)).

The last few days I have been playing the new, 3-disc set of Anthony Phillips 1981 album "1984." I have had it since it came out but I am knocked out how wonderful it still sounds. I look forward to trying the 5.1 version of it.
(07-03-2016 06:46 PM)Gungawoman Wrote: [ -> ]OK, I'm curious as to why one would use hydraulic only on the bottom and not on top?

Not sure myself. I notice people like Tony Williams / Charlie Watts use black dots as Reso heads, and Bonham used the same on his acrylic kit.

I can sort of understand Bonzo on the acrylic as that must have had loads or resonance and over tones he wanted to control.

Tony and Charlie were both using Gretsch (singing maple shells) and they cut back on the resonance too.

Not sure why Bubba did it, but he had a tremendous sound with tonnes of attack. Maybe it was a control thing. Precise articulation of the hits, without having to tune the drums high like a jazz kit?
After thought. Bubba was using Looking Glass clear batter heads, and perhaps those are pretty thick heads??
I use hydraulic on my batter heads for them all, but there are no dampeners on my Pearl's. I couldn't handle all the ringing. Maybe one day when I have nothing to do (haha! When pigs fly), I'll put the hydraulics on the bottom and see what happens!
Oh. I don't use them on the bass. I put an old pillow inside to absorb the overtones...
(07-10-2016 06:19 PM)Gungawoman Wrote: [ -> ]I use hydraulic on my batter heads for them all, but there are no dampeners on my Pearl's. I couldn't handle all the ringing. Maybe one day when I have nothing to do (haha! When pigs fly), I'll put the hydraulics on the bottom and see what happens!
Oh. I don't use them on the bass. I put an old pillow inside to absorb the overtones...

I understand!
When one changes the strings on a guitar or violin, it is simple. Changing the reed on a sax is easier still. But changing heads can be a big deal, especially with a big kit. The kicker is having to remove the tom or snare from its stands before the heads can easily be accessed. My toms are surrounded by so many cymbals I tend to not tune enough or change heads enough. But don't get me wrong, I LOVE a big set!!
Give the Winery Dogs a listen. Portnoy is the drummer - some darn good stuff.
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