Admin note -I am reposting this to announce the new category "Member Forum Help/Wanted/Trade". I combined many separate categories into this one community based category: DISCUSSION/QUESTIONS/HELP
SHOW OFF YOUR DRUMS!!!! (NO SALES)
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WHAT'S THIS WORTH?
NOT SO MODERN DRUMMER ARTICLES
Basically all of the "Listings" that are not about sales, but about communication between members and the admins. Typical of these posts over the last two and a half years is this post below and all the helpful responses to it.
Please check out this resource that is a perk of being a member of DrumSellers: https://www.drumsellers.com/s?category=star-members-forum-help-slash-wanted-slash-trades thanks, George Lawrence
I am having problems with an early to mid 70's 14 inch Gretsch floor tom. I bought the shell and legs only from Jack's in Boston, had the drum refinished beautifully by Eames drum, bought the correct lugs and hoops and figured I was good to go. However, the drum has always sounded nasal, thin, and choked. None of the warmth expected from a Gretsch and a terrible match for my 12 in mounted tom that sounds perfect.
I had the edges redone by Pro Drum in L.A., the heads are new, the hoops are perfect, and the tension rods are straight. So, I am down to the legs and diamond brackets. I put Pearl rubber feet on the Gretsch legs...nothing. I will take it apart AGAIN, remove legs and brackets, and try to suspend it one handed to see if I get any kind of reasonable sound. Does anyone out there have or have had similar issues? Maybe it is just a terrible shell....driving me a bit crazy. Your help would be appreciated.