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Old 12-19-2021, 04:20 PM
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Default Combo: Wood and Die-Cast Rims?

Just curious. Has anyone used a combination of die-cast batter and wood reso rims on their snare? I'm thinking of experimenting and wonder if anyone else has tried this combination. Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2021, 03:37 PM
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Brian,

Give it a shot!! If you already have the rims, you are not out anything by trying it...

Let us know if you like the sound...

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Old 12-21-2021, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: Combo: Wood and Die-Cast Rims?

I usually see/ hear the opposite combination so I’d like to know too.

And I don’t like wood batter hoops enough to justify the expense personally. So I haven’t bothered. Maybe different drums will react differently to them.
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Old 12-21-2021, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: Combo: Wood and Die-Cast Rims?

Hey Rod and J!m!
Thanks for replying, guys. I'm in the process of staining the bottom rim. It takes a while because my basement is quite cold and damp at this time of year. I'm only going to experiment with the bottom rim because I'm thinking of trying this with my 1997 Tama piccolo. The drum doesn't have an internal damper so I'm using a Snareweight MS-80 to muffle a bit of a ring. It sounds great with the die cast rims, but I really enjoy experimenting! I need to keep the batter rim in order to attach the damper.I'll definitely let you guys know if a wooden bottom makes any difference at all. Who knows?
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Old 12-21-2021, 02:06 PM
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I tried die cast rims on my DW collector maple (since sold) and didn't really detect much difference on that drum.

I am sort of keen to try them on the Acrolyte...
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Old 12-22-2021, 03:02 PM
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Yo, Rod and J!m!
I just finished installing the wooden hoop on the bottom. The batter side has a heavy die-cast. I`m using thirty stand Puresound wires, Remo coated batter, sleeve washers and a Snareweight M-80. This 1997 tama piccolo has no internal damper and I detest any ringing. I wanted to keep the top rim so the damper would attach without any modifications to the wooden hoop. To be honest, I think at best, the drum sounds slightly warmer. It still has a great crack though! My hearing isn`t what it once was, but I can detect a slight, pleasing difference. I think I`ll keep it the way it is for a bit. Eventually, I know I will start puttering again! Thanks for responding, my friends!
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Old 12-23-2021, 03:56 PM
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Brian,

When you already own the parts, it is really at no cost to you to experiment...I applaud you for trying out different things without any modifications to the original drums...

Cheers
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Old 12-24-2021, 08:00 AM
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Brian,

When you already own the parts, it is really at no cost to you to experiment...I applaud you for trying out different things without any modifications to the original drums...

Cheers
Thanks, Rod. I simply like puttering! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, my friend!
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