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Old 07-11-2019, 01:44 PM
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today I was wondering if the future of drumheads could be in biogenetics to recreate the artificial skin they use today for medical surgery, it would be a great way to produce an industrial quantity to improve the technology, I wondered if today it is still only fantasy or would already possible
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:06 PM
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I'm no expert, but don't calfskin drum heads already accomplish the feel and sound that biogenetically created skin would?

Even though it is artificially created, ethically speaking, people/drummers may not be ready to use it for anything other than its medical purpose.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:27 PM
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Interesting...but I'm not sure that our primitive style drums will even warrant such a technological advancement as you suggest. Our beloved analog instruments may go by the wayside one day.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:06 PM
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I'm no expert, but don't calfskin drum heads already accomplish the feel and sound that biogenetically created skin would?

Even though it is artificially created, ethically speaking, people/drummers may not be ready to use it for anything other than its medical purpose.

only for a ethics matter, I am vegan but I recognize that calf skins have inimitable peculiarities, modern drummers are the only musicians forced to play plastic in their instrument, I wonder if a double bass player or a violinist would ever use nylon strings or a saxophonist the plastic reeds, they exist but nobody uses them
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:49 PM
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I think Soylent Green shows promise in this endeavor.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:46 PM
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So trip out while we eat recycling
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:01 PM
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today I was wondering if the future of drumheads could be in biogenetics to recreate the artificial skin they use today for medical surgery, it would be a great way to produce an industrial quantity to improve the technology, I wondered if today it is still only fantasy or would already possible
At first, this seems like an easy topic to dismiss. However, I would think that this idea would be much more viable when the world decides to get a grip on managing its waste streams, particularly when thinking about items that aren't readily biodegradable like plastic drum heads.

Additionally, I would wonder about the price of this type of synthetic "skin." Maybe it would not be cost prohibitive if it "commercial grade vs. a medical grade type product. Also curious as to what the durability and sound would be like compared to Mylar heads???
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:37 PM
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^^

the first question that comes to mind is that if you by chance sell mylar ? otherwise I don't really explain your answer
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:40 PM
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Hell no they will be Hemp. Made from hemp like a BMW i3 interior.

maybe.
Hemp has recently (under this administration)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomange...a-prohibition/
been freed up and declassified to go into use.

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Old 07-12-2019, 12:44 PM
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I think Soylent Green shows promise in this endeavor.
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Now that was funny!

Thanks for the memories. You do know that about 80% of the members here have no idea what Soylent Green is.

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