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Thread: Roto Toms

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    Default Roto Toms

    Anyone still use these? I have been thinking about adding 1 to my kit like a 12" next to my hats.

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    Actually I just got a set. I still haven't taken the time to set them up where I want them to be. I got a 6, 8, 10 the sound is funky... kinda latin like. It is good for versitility. I imagine a 12 would sound nice... the 6 for me is like a water drop sound but, for me it is cool when I want to get funky. They are selling very cheap on ebay right now, like 98.00 with free S&H
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    Welcome.

    Best thing to do is use the search button and you'll find out all about who is using roto toms....

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    What are roto toms?

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    same answer....

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    They're metal frames onto which you can tune drumheads. Like a tom without any depth. People use them for effects mainly, although a rare bunch use them as main toms. Their particularity is that, by turning the frame, you can tighten or loosen the tension on the drumhead, changing the pitch and resonance at will.
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    I'm hoping to get a set ... although I'll have to see about it. All i can say is I LOVE the sound of them, probably too much, haha.

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    i dont use roto-toms, but i have a 8" piccolo tom from Dw which sounds amzing im thinkin of gettin a 10" with snare wires on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Shub-Niggurath
    What are roto toms?
    This is a set of roto toms, they are on a stand. You can turn them towards you and away as well.. the angle in the pic is a little wierd for me
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    yea at a place where i took lessons use have them as main toms, it was defintly funky, but not for me.
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    I'd consider adding some rototoms to my set in the future. I'd probably not get the traditional 6-8-10. I"m thinking maybe 6-6-8 or 6-8-8. Something different.

    I used to have a set of the 6-8-10 and wish I'd kept it. Didn't really know much about how to fit them into my overall sound back then, plus I'm not a fan of mounting three on one straight bar. I'd like to be able to move each of them around.
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    I'm not a huge fan.
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