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kev
10-19-2005, 01:10 PM
Here, Im going to post things for those "other parts" of the kit: effects, different drums and jam blocks, cabasas.

Octobans

What is an octoban? (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=52092)
Hear an octoban (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=104109)
Homemade Octobans (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=103407)
Did something come before the octoban that was similar? (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showpost.php?p=1845955735&postcount=6)
Buy an Octoban! (http://www.music123.com/Pearl-Quarter-Tom-Sets-i256293.music)
Are quarter toms basically octobans and what do they sound like? (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showpost.php?p=1850606973&postcount=2)

JY Kelly posted a thing below which could be handy:
"Pearl= QUARTER TOMS
Tama= OCTOBANS"

Rototoms

What are rototoms? (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showpost.php?p=1850433915&postcount=6)
Great descriptions of rototoms (http://www.angelfire.com/biz3/vermontdrums/rototoms.html)
How much do rototoms cost? (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=101761)
What do rototoms sound like? (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=63444)
Some rototoms on a kit (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=106778)

Cowbell

Looking for a versitile cowbell? (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=105844)
Cowbell Appreciation! (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=10505)

Tambourines

Tambourine Makers (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=56472)
Some tambourine Q&A (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=96547)

Jam Blocks

Jam Block Clamp (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=106332)
What Jam block to use? (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=99774)

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Using old rims to create a pinging sound (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=121905)

DeadSkinMask
10-19-2005, 01:12 PM
you should also add a few places where you can get octos.or parts..
http://www.music123.com/Pearl-Quarter-Tom-Sets-i256293.music
http://www.goldntimesdrums.com/

Sage
10-19-2005, 01:19 PM
recently added roto-toms to my kit:

Just_Dan
10-20-2005, 03:54 AM
why is it that when you have roto toms that they always lean to one side mine do aswell. wierd

Just_Dan
10-20-2005, 03:56 AM
oh yeah and does anyone know were you can get octobans and pearl opti mounts in england cos i cant find any.

Spam Wood
10-20-2005, 09:01 AM
Richochet Drums make them I believe but I cant find the company website

Sage
10-20-2005, 09:59 AM
This is a Yamaha Russ Miller Groove Wedge.It mounts to the lugs on the side of a snare drum. The RMGW (Groove-Wedge) is 19-ply Vintage wood hoop, cut to approximately 6 in. - 7 in. in length and mounts to the lugs on the side of a snare drum. This wedge creates a unique cross-stick, especially on smaller piccolo to sopranino snare drums where the smaller diameter makes it difficult to play a cross-stick. They sound fantastic, I will be ordering one later today!! :D

DredgRules
10-21-2005, 04:29 AM
I would LOVE to hear what a Groove Wedge sounds like, but im having a hard time finding a clip anywhere.

kev
10-21-2005, 09:11 PM
A groove wedge .. hmm .. wouldnt youre drumstore have one, i have no idea....oh well. Im heading down to mine tommorow to pick up someears plugs, my whole band wants them now .... this is offtopic :p

mattsimonton
10-22-2005, 09:55 PM
the nice thing about adding accents to your kit is that you do not have to pay for any name brand equipment if you are injinuitive (sp) or cheap. heck I have seen people take a trashcan and put a head on it. I am thinking about making octobons out of allumenium and steel pipe. you can cut pipe to different lengths and make sweet sounds, heck pull off a slipknot and steel a bear keg *dont steel it
ideas are endless

Sage
10-23-2005, 09:22 AM
I would LOVE to hear what a Groove Wedge sounds like, but im having a hard time finding a clip anywhere.
Well, I know that Gerald Heyward uses one on hit kit... maybe you can get a clip of him on drummer world.. I will see if I can find any... it sounds awesome! It was after seeing him perform with Rob Thomas that I geard it and just needed to know what it was so I checked out his specs and there it was... so, I got the exact same one... there are like 4 different effects ones.

Sage
10-23-2005, 09:40 AM
http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Gerald_Heyward.html
Try that link... I am not sure what he does on it as I don't have quicktime on this computer and couldn't play it.

joey666
10-23-2005, 10:30 AM
oh yeah and does anyone know were you can get octobans and pearl opti mounts in england cos i cant find any.

You can get Optimounts from Wembley Drum Centre (http://www.wembleydrumcentre.com)

Just_Dan
11-01-2005, 04:12 AM
cheers :D

iCe
11-01-2005, 08:33 AM
Gong Drums

http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/products/original_percussion/gongbass/images/image.jpg


An early TAMA original, the Gong Bass Drum features a 22" head on a 20" shell with no bottom head. This design produces a sound with excellent sustain that's close in character to a concert tympani. The Gong Bass Drum utilizes a 7mm thick Starclassic Maple shell. The aluminum Rollaway stand in black finish offers easy yet secure positioning thanks to another TAMA original idea: Power Tower stand components. Available with Chrome shell hardware only.

Gong Bass drums are available in all the Starclassic Maple finishes.
GSB and SSB finishes will feature a fade rather than a burst.

http://www.dwdrums.com/drums/specialty/gong-drum.jpg


Developed in conjunction with DW Drum artist Marco Minnemann, DW’s gong bass drum incorporates several design innovations and mounting options to better meet the needs of today’s progressive players. Featuring a 21” or 23” 10-ply undersized all-maple shell for increased projection, the gong bass drum is available in any of DW’s finish and drum hardware choices. The gong bass drum also comes equipped with two TB12 brackets that can be used to mount the drum on tom stands or a rack. Floor-tom style legs and brackets are optional.

http://www.odery.com.br/english/img/gongbass.jpg


The Odery Gong drum was developed for those who are looking for a fat, thuddy sound with plenty of attack. It is available in 14x20", 14x22" or in any other measure to meet your sound requirements.

and some more companies make them too, including Pearl (in the Masterworks line)

Sage
11-01-2005, 11:01 AM
I got the groove wedge I was mentioning earlier... woohoo! Gret for cross sticking!!

JY Kelly
11-01-2005, 12:16 PM
Just for everyone's edification:

Pearl= QUARTER TOMS
Tama= OCTOBANS

drummerboy93
11-15-2005, 03:11 PM
Where did u get the heads for the octabons

fledgehog
11-15-2005, 08:33 PM
Where did u get the heads for the octabons

I believe all octos are 6". So just get any 6" heads. They should come with heads when you buy them too(I think?)

amazing
11-16-2005, 01:32 PM
Why are octobans so expensive???

drummerboy93
11-16-2005, 07:12 PM
I believe all octos are 6". So just get any 6" heads. They should come with heads when you buy them too(I think?)


Thanks

Rob Hoek
03-01-2006, 05:05 PM
Anybody got some sound or video clips of that groove wedge? The Gerald Heyward page has no video or so it seems.

carl62
08-05-2006, 09:26 PM
If you want to add some rather odd, yet really cool percussion effects on to your set, check out Pete Engelharts stuff. You can get most of it through Rhythm Tech. There's also www.factorymetalpercussion.com. They've got some really off the wall things you can add on to your set. They even have sound samples of them on their website. Check 'em out.

Biscuit's Rush
02-19-2008, 12:58 PM
recently added roto-toms to my kit:



Nice Kit, What Brand and Model Is That Kit? It Looks Awesome.

K_KЯaMeR
02-22-2008, 07:46 PM
try a Ribbon Crasher metal percussion peice sounds great David Silveria of Korn uses them
http://www.vintagedrumyard.co.uk/englehart.asp
down the bottom of the website

Pumpkinbiker00
03-03-2008, 09:31 AM
why is it that when you have roto toms that they always lean to one side mine do aswell. wierd

Because the larger rotos. weigh more than the smaller rotos. ;)

metaldrummer438
03-20-2008, 06:47 PM
does anyone know were to get large roto'd like 18 inches and stuff like that

Pumpkinbiker00
03-25-2008, 05:40 PM
does anyone know were to get large roto'd like 18 inches and stuff like that

Any retailer that sells Remo can get it for you.

Spoon
07-16-2008, 10:38 PM
I would LOVE to hear what a Groove Wedge sounds like, but im having a hard time finding a clip anywhere.

very old post, but incase anyone is still interested, here is a clip I made with my groove wedge comparing it to the metal rim. For smaller snares like mine, a groove wedge is pretty much a must if you want a good solid click.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aT4_q3vYow

davidrums
07-28-2008, 05:42 PM
try a Ribbon Crasher metal percussion peice sounds great David Silveria of Korn uses them
http://www.vintagedrumyard.co.uk/englehart.asp
down the bottom of the website


or if youre cheep :D

take an old ***** cymbal and crack it up into some chunks and drill holes in the center and throw it on a stand, and there ya go :cool:

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z15/davidraouf/100_0349.jpg

fledgehog
08-09-2008, 08:28 PM
i've got rotos now, a couple bar chime sets, and a rhythm tech DST tambourine. they are all great! :D

i guess you could ask me questions about any of those if you want.

nusantara
08-27-2008, 01:51 PM
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What is Gong Bass / Gong Toms for ?
And what stick to use ?
If I have one I may have known,...after playing around with it ;)
~chf.

JC1Slipknot
02-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Hey, just a really quick question (Three).

How would you mount an octobon/quarter tom? Does it have some sort of Suspension Tom Mount like PDP uses? Would I be able to mount it on a rack using a Suspension Tom Mount?

I'm really looking into these, but I need some information about them first.

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02-02-2009, 02:20 AM
Here's a pic of my pedal operated cowbell. I mounted the cowbell to the high hat stand.

Dayne Lawless
02-06-2009, 12:32 AM
Get into Factory Metal!!

Killer stuff!

http://www.factorymetalpercussion.com/

MortalDrumbat
04-06-2009, 01:20 AM
thank you for making this thread.. i was very curious about octobans and their history, so my curiosity is indulged