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Old 07-12-2018, 12:29 PM
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Staccato drums took the North ones to a new level. The bass drums looked like a giant pair of shorts.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:33 PM
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Anybody remember the Firchie "time machine" snare drum? It was a cross between a roto-tom and a trixon Telstar.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:41 PM
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Whatever happened to that drum throne that was actually attached to the kit and you sat like you were ready for blast off?
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:11 PM
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I had a set of North drums back in the 70's. Had a love/hate relationship with them.
Loved how they projected and hated the shape and weight for transportation.

Recently, the first run of the Ludwig Carl Palmer Venus snare had a strainer that wouldn't allow the wires to completely clear the head. There was a constant "buzz"of the snare drum.
To their credit they sent a brand new redesigned Venus at no charge and it works flawlessly! Even got to keep the original one
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:24 PM
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The new Akira Jimbo 35th Anniv Signature snare... the rope?! Come on... https://youtu.be/H5w_NC064V8

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That video is gold. It appears to show that a rope tied around a snare drum has absolutely no affect on the sound. Genius!
I would suggest that it would be more successful at removing over-tones if he stuffed the ends into each ear.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:39 PM
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That video is gold. It appears to show that a rope tied around a snare drum has absolutely no affect on the sound. Genius!
I would suggest that it would be more successful at removing over-tones if he stuffed the ends into each ear.
Hmmm.... His solution to eliminate overtones is to lay a rope across the top head and stick the other end inside the vent to dampen the snare head? Not exactly an exclusive patented idea there since anyone can do this without purchasing his drum. Then he ends the video with the question, "If you find another optional idea, please let me know" Gee, how about Moongels or laying your wallet on the head? Or maybe switch to Fiberskyns or some other self-dampened head?

Gimmicky marketing ploy that basically says, "Yah, our snare sounds like a $50 MIC/MIT metal snare, but with this little piece of purple rope, we've built in a way to get rid of all those unwanted, ringy overtones."

Maybe not Yamaha's worst idea, but close.

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Old 07-12-2018, 05:13 PM
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Whatever happened to that drum throne that was actually attached to the kit and you sat like you were ready for blast off?
The Drum Frame! As far as I know, Bob Gatzen invented it. He and Will Kennedy were the only ones I ever saw using it. I don't think Will does anymore, but all of Bob's You Tube tuning videos show him still using it.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:16 PM
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That video is gold. It appears to show that a rope tied around a snare drum has absolutely no affect on the sound. Genius!
I would suggest that it would be more successful at removing over-tones if he stuffed the ends into each ear.
Lol! They are reaching on that one!


As an aside, I've seen Akira Jimbo perform at a clinic, and the dude's independence level is amazing. Playing a groove and triggered melodies in sequence, all with amazing chops. His left foot clave on a cowbell while playing everything and anything else on top of it blew me away.

Plus, the guy hasn't aged in 30 + years. He still looks like he's in his twenties!
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:23 PM
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Here's another from Remo: SPOXE!

Basically it was the bottom part of a roto-tom. It sounded like hitting a triple flanged hoop. I remember my local music store putting cracked cymbals inside them to use as a white noise/stacker sound, to try to sell the cracked cymbal! To their credit, Remo pioneered the whole "trashy/noise/stack" sound that has been popular for the last dozen years or so; a trend I'm still waiting for to go away!

I think Terry Bozzio still uses some in his setup today. Look at those floor toms posing as rack toms! Finally, is there anything more 80's than a neon pink light behind a glass block wall?
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:54 PM
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Premier Resonator shells. A shell within a shell?

Also, this may be a small thing, but I never much cared for the gold Yamaha mini lugs with their chrome hoops. Probably just me, but it seems like too much of a clash.

The Ludwig Outrigger! Let's stick poles in the sides of the kick drums!
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