ドラムの選び方 Part2 - TC楽器 - TCGAKKI

 

A little break "tuning key"

Among the essential items that the drummer has, there is a tuning key. This is used when setting the drum set or adjusting the tension of the drums called tuning. Simply put, it is screw turning. It's like a specialized driver tool.   Photo
Conveniently, most of the standards are unified so that this one can only be done.Photo   Photo

Exceptionally, a manufacturer called SONOR requires a tuning key dedicated to SONOR.   Photo
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Other convenient tuning keys

This allows you to set up right/fixed/counterclockwise with the switch at hand. If you click upwear, the bolt is closed with a right turn and turns left to make it idle. It is useful when you have to turn a lot of bolts. The tip is also very convenient because a plus/flathead screwdriver is attached.   Photo

pedal

I use it to play a bus drum. As the name suggests, I play with my feet.

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Beater

Many mainly use felt, and there are also wooden and rubber ones. The harder the material, the stronger the attack and the solid sound.   Photo

strap
There are various things such as chain type and belt type.

A chain type that has a sense of stability and is easy to convey   Photo

Belt type with a soft and light stepping comfort   Photo

A shaft type that realizes smooth lightness and excellent response   Photo

cam
This is the part that conveys the power to the beater. There are a straight -circle cam, which transmits the power straight, and a biased cam that accelerates from the middle of stepping.

True yen cam   Biased core cam
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Footboard

There are also footboards from large types to small types.
Each person has a different size, so let's take a step and choose something that will be nice.
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Under plate

There is a sense of stability if there is an underplate. However, some people prefer no underplate that can be played moderately depending on their preference.   Photo

Twin pedal

Usually use one pedal for one bus drum. However, using this twin pedal allows you to play with two pedals for one bus drum.
Even with a one -bus (one bus drum) set, two buses (two bass drums) and styles are possible.
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pedal

There are three types of stands: a cymbal stand that sets rides and crashes, a hi -hat stand for a hi -hat, and a snare stand to set a snare drum.

The cymbal stand is a straight type that only adjusts the height of the upper and lower height and the angle of the cymbal. There is a boom type that can be set in a large -fledged form depending on the part called the arm.   Photo

The top is a single leg type, and the lower right is the double leg type.   Photo

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Snare stand   Photo

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Hi -hat stand
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I have introduced the main items of the drum set.
There are more variations introduced this time, and there are many other items. After that, go to the musical instrument shop and find various things.

Drum sets can freely combine items. You can choose from a simple set to a large set as you like. In the next chapter, what items should we align from the first chapter? At that time, I will inform you that it will be a little helpful. For the time being, this is the end.

A little break "pitch"

Do you often see "high pitch" or "low pitch" by introducing drum products? This represents the pitch.
In the case of melody instruments, there is a tight scale like a music score.
Similarly, percussion instruments also have a scale (pitch). However, since it is not as established as a melody instrument, we will express it with the ambiguity of "high sound" or "low sound". Also known as high pitch (high pitch)/low pitch (low pitch).

Chapter 2 (type/sound image)

I tried to hit it in various ways, but it sounds the same? !

Do you have this experience? While listening to the clerk a lot, I hit it, but it sounded the same. Such you! rest assured. I was the same.

The honest difference in sound is that it is hard to understand unless you have your own snare (compare the standard sound) or just listen to the sound (do many).

But then you'll be in trouble when choosing a drum. Therefore, I would like to approach the rough sound image from each part and material.

* In fact, the sound may differ depending on the same material or shape, depending on the slight difference.
Please look as a rough image.

About drum size

You can see a rough sound image even in size.
For example, let's look at snar drums as an example.
Roughly, the average size of the snare is 14 "and the depth is 5" to 6.5 ".

Diameter
Most are 14 "size. There are few models, but there are also 15" 15 "and 13" 12 ". The larger the diameter, the lower the range, and the smaller the pitch, the higher the pitch and the lightness.

depth
There is a variety of variations. There are 5.5 ", 5.5", 6.5 ", and even deeper 7" or 8 ". It is called" deep body ". There are also 4 "4" or 3.5 "than 5" ". Shallow snares are called" piccolo ". The deeper it gets, the more the volume and power increase, and the sharpened the sharp sound.

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Let's look for the size you care about!
You can search by entering the inch size in the keyword column. >

About the cymbal size

The cymbals also have various products. In the case of cymbals, look at the size (diameter) and weight (thickness).

The size is written as 20 "and 16", so let's look at it.
The larger the size (diameter), the lower the pitch (pitch), and the higher the pitch, the higher the pitch.

The weight (thickness) is almost also written in the product name. There are Thin/Medium Thin/Medium/Medium Heavy/Heavy. The lower the pitch of Medium as average, the lower the pitch, the higher (thick), the higher the pitch.

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Let's look for a cymbal of the size you care about!
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About the cymbal size

Drum shells are made of various materials. Broadly speaking, there are WOOD (wood), METAL (metal materials), and other artificial new materials.

Wood shell snare

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Metal shell snare

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New material (carbon) shell snare

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WOOD
Compared to metal materials, it features a warm sound that is inferior to the volume. From one kind of wood to those that combine several kinds of wood. One of the attractions of WOOD snare is that the more you use it, the better the sound. Isn't the demand for used and old vintage goods for these reasons?

Maple
Probably the most used drums. It features a good sound and a well -balanced, bright and outbreak sound.

Barch
It is slightly softer than maple and has the characteristics of the sound from the middle and low range.

The above two types are the main materials. For the time being, it's okay if you keep this down.
There are various other wood, please see for reference.

Beachwood
Her hard and strong wood. It is sticky and strong in bending. The sound is bright, core, and has a powerful feature.

mahogany
Among the wood, it has a lot of warmth in the middle of the sound.
It is a wood you see mainly in vintage drums. In recent drums, it is not used much and is used only with a vintage drum reprint model.

Rosewood
Wood that is often used in various instruments because it is heavy and sounds good. As the material, it features a hard and thick sound.

Oak
Although it was a stick, it was a heavy and strong wood. The sound has a core and is more powerful than other wood.

poplar
Wood that is often used in conjunction with other wood rather than alone.
It is rarely used in recent drums. You can mainly see it on the vintage drum.

Zelkoba
"Keyaki" has been used for a long time in Japan, such as architecture. Unusual for drums, Zelkova of Canopus, which is made through this material, is famous.

Bamboo
This is also a familiar wood "bamboo" in Japan. It is very unusual for drum materials, and there are models that were previously released from YAMAHA.

Let's look for wood snare immediately! >

Metal system
It features a loud and powerful sound than wood. It also has a characteristic that is less likely to be affected by temperature and humidity than wood. Metals may use their own alloys by calculating strength and sound from high purity materials. * Even with the same metal, the impression changes considerably depending on the thickness.

Steel
The most popular material among metal materials. It is a solid attack and a dry sound, and is mainly preferred by rock players.

Brass (copper and zinc alloy/5 yen coin material)
A popular material following steel. It features a bright and gorgeous sound than steel.
The response (reaction) is also more delicate than steel.

The above two types are the main materials. For the time being, it's okay if you keep this down.
Please refer to other reference.

Aluminum (1 -yen coin material)
It has a warm tone, has a strong attack and a short sustain.

Bronze (copper and tin alloy/10 -yen coin material)
It is a copper alloy like a brass. It has a slightly deeper and mild feature than a brass.
Brass is brass and bronze is bronze.
By the way, bronze is heavier.

Titanium
It has overwhelming volume than other metals. It is very rare as a drum material, and is famous for its domestic manufacturer KITANO's titanram.

Let's find a metal snare immediately! >

Other than wood and metal material

Acrylic resin (highly transparent synthetic resin)
Have you ever seen a transparent drum? That is the acrylic shell. The visual is more impressive than the sound. The sound is small and warm, and the sustain is shorter.

Let's see the acrylic snare immediately! >

Fiberglass (glass fiber)
Materials used by overseas manufacturer Fibes. It features a solid sound with a core. In the past, MapleFiberglass, etc., which combines maple materials from domestic manufacturers, has also been announced.

Let's take a look at the fiberglass snare immediately! >

Carbon fiber (carbon fiber)
A lightweight but durable material in all aspects. It is a familiar material currently used in various fields. It is a warm sound like wood, but has excellent attacks, power and sustain. However, the price is expensive because the material is expensive.

Let's take a look at the carbon fiber snare! >

A little break "pitch"

Have you ever seen a maple 6 ply (MAPLE 6Ply), such as drum introductions? This is the structure of the drum shell using wood.
Translated literally, it means "layer". In the case of wooden shells, some wooden shells are used to form a shell in the sense of increasing the strength of the shell. For example, the maple 6 ply at the beginning means that the maple material is formed by layering six layers.

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This structure may combine not only the same wood but also multiple wood. For example, there is a mahogany + poplar + mahogany 3Ply structure found in the Ludwig's vintage (decades ago) drums.
In addition, various combinations have been tested for various sound quality. In addition, there are even tens of structures that have increased the layers.

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On the other hand, there is also a 1Ply structure called a veneer. This is made of one board.
As mentioned earlier, creating a layer also makes it more intensity. Compared to that, forming a single plate requires advanced technology in terms of maintaining strength. For this reason, many products with this structure are slightly expensive in the lineup.

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By the way, one of the shell structures is the REINFORCEMENT specification. This means "reinforcement" in a literal translation, but it is reinforced with wood only in the nearby area where the drum head comes in contact. It is mainly common in veneer shell (1Ply) structure.

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Let's look for the number of plys you care about immediately!
You can search by entering the number of prices (such as 3Ply) in the keyword column. >

hoop
There are two main types of hoops holding the drum head.

A press hoop featuring an open sound.Photo

Daie -cast hoop with a strong attack feeling and characterized by a cohesive sound.Photo

There are also wooden hoops. Even with the same metal, the nuances will change due to different materials and different weights.

Number of tension (number of bolts)

The higher the number of tensions that fix the hoop, the more accurate tuning is possible.
At first, about eight things are recommended.
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Snappy
There are two main types, "full hit" and "inner".

The full hit is delicate and has an effect on small sounds.
It also has many reverberation of Snappy.
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The inner hits are smaller and less reverberated than the entire surface.
Currently, the inner hits tend to be mainstream.
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There are various types of snappies and the number of coils (sound lines).
It can be replaced relatively easily, so look for something that suits your taste.
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Drum head
There are three types of drum heads.

Coated head(Left photo):
It is a head with a rough left surface. The most commonly used head. By the way, the jazz brush playing method is done using the rough of this head.

Clear head(The center and right of the photo):
It is a transparent film head. It features a brighter sound than coated.
There is also a type with a round dot seal in the middle. The attack is more emphasized and it is used by hard rock drummers. In addition, there are two types of films that are layered with two films, featuring a sweet and thick sound with reduced overtones.

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Snare side
Snare Drum Bottom head. It is made of very thin film.

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A little break "tuning"

Adjusting the tension of the drum head is called tuning. Normally, when the bolt on the side of the hit surface is closed (it is called tension), the sound rises quickly and the attack is emphasized.
The pitch (pitch) also increases. Conversely, if you loosen it, the sound will be reduced and the attack will be reduced (the pitch will be lower).

When the tension is applied to the bottom side (lower side), the sustain and the lingering lingering will be reduced, resulting in a tight and tight sound. Conversely, if you loosen it, it will be a loose sound with a fat with a lingering and sustain. There are various ways in tuning, but basically it is a good idea to refer to the following methods.

How to tuning butter side
Each of the bolts in the face is tightened little by little. At first, tighten to the point where it can be tightened by hand.
Next, use the tuning key to tighten about 1/2 to 1/4.

On the way, we will check the balance of the whole sound. At this time, while lightly touching the finger in the center of the drum head, hitting the tuning bolt and checking the sound.

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How to tuning Snare side
At first, the snare side is tightened to the point where it can be tightened by hand, and the tuning key is used to tighten little by little for about 1/2 to 1/4. However, unlike the butter side on the hitting surface, the snare side has a very thin head, so I do not hit it. I will use it lightly with my finger and a little dent.

Also, at this time, the height of the hoop and the shell will be visually checked. This is because the head is soft, so one tension may be applied. I will also check if the tension is evenly applied visually.

Chapter

If you remember this, it's perfect! ~ Drum maker ~

By the way, when you want to buy a drum, there are many manufacturers' products, so where is it good? I think many people get lost.

So there are two major brands you want to remember.
It is Ludwig (drum maker) and Zildjian (cymbal maker).

Ludwig(U.S. percussion instrument general manufacturer)

When I didn't know the drums at all, the maker that my senior taught me first was Ludwig. As a user, the famous drummers such as the Beatles apple stars and the John Bonam of Red Zeppelin are named.

In 1909, the two brothers, William Radick and Teovalt Radick, were established in Chicago, USA. It is a long -established manufacturer that has been going to date even after many twists and turns, such as the sale of the company and the return of the company.

Let's look for Ludwig immediately! >

Zildjian(The world's largest cymbal maker)

It has a history of about 400 years. The founder was Avedes, who dramatically advanced the production of cymbals during the Ottoman Mantolco, and was given the title of "Zildjian", which means cymbal craftsman. It is a long -established manufacturer that has been used by many players in a long history and is still going on.

Currently, there is a wide lineup corresponding to all styles. It is the most popular cymbal maker in our shop.

Let's look for Zildjian immediately! >

Other manufacturers
Overseas brand Domestic brand cymbal
GRETSCH Pearl Paiste
Slingerland TAMA Sabian
DW YAMAHA Istanbul
Rogers Canopus Turkish
Sonor Mapex MeinL
Premier NEGI Small
NOBLE & COOLEY Kitano  
OCDP    
Porkpie    

Let's look for a maker you care about!
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The difference between new and second -hand, the charm of vintage!

As I talked about at the shell material, the woodcut instruments of the wood are particularly sounded enough to be used. Used and vintage drums have the charm of rare, such as production completion models, but one of the attractions is that the sound is growing. It is not wood, but the same is true for cymbals. The moderately used cymbal is calm in the sound, and it becomes a soft and smooth sound.
When you look for a drum, you may find a good instrument if you examine such places.

At the end

When you start a drum, some people work hard to practice with a full set or eledor, and some people increase items in order, such as sticks, pedals, snares and cymbals.
I think that we are looking at our customers, but everyone looks really fun. Of course, if you get an item, there is also an aspect that your progress will be faster. However, if you look at the customers who are selecting while examining each cymbal one by one, I think that improvement of the performance + such a thing is one of the pleasures. I hope this corner will trigger the drums.
Thank you for watching.

 

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