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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, 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, 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, 05:49 PM
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I think Soylent Green shows promise in this endeavor.
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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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Old 07-12-2019, 07:23 PM
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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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But they will in 2 and 1/2 years.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:43 PM
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Sooner, way sooner..

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Old 07-12-2019, 09:16 PM
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But they will in 2 and 1/2 years.
Living in NYC under Mayor Bill DeBlasio? Yeah, it can happen!!! Unless of course he wins the Presidency!
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:32 PM
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I think in reality Soylent Green may be just around the corner for some..
But lucky I have stashed enough conventional Remo's to see me through..

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