The SONIClear™ Bearing Edge allows the drumhead to sit flatter and make better contact with the shell. The result is a stronger and deeper fundamental pitch, effortless and consistent tuning, and a significantly expanded tuning range.
For the serious player, the increased head to edge contact increases shell vibration, allowing the sonic nuances of the Hybrid shell to stand out.
SONIClear™ Edge Audio Test Sessions
The increased drumhead to shell contact acheived by the SONIClear™ Edge enhances shell vibration, resulting in the "biggest" sound possible from the drum.
The Green Waveform is a recording of a drum with the SONIClear™ edge. The dark grey waveform is a drum with a typical edge. Tuned to the same pitch and recording identically, it's clear that the drum with the SONIClear™ Edge produces a much larger waveform from the initial strike through the full sustain of the note.
Because the drumhead sits flat on the SONIClear™ Edge, the tension applied during tuning is more balanced and stress-free. This allows the drumhead to vibrate freely and fully.
Waveform Comparison Example: The Green Waveform is a recording of a drum with the SONIClear™ edge. The dark grey waveform is a drum with a typical edge. The size of the SONIClear™ waveform indicates a lower and stronger fundamental pitch while the length indicates a longer sustain compared to a typical edge.