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  1. The Hardware Guy

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    Roto-toms look goofy. But are fun with their near-endless tuning options

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  2. Drumming Since 1943

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
    Roto-toms look goofy. But are fun with their near-endless tuning options
    They’re what every amateur basement-dweller thinks is a cool accessory to his kit.
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  3. Dalmi Joedi - Jedi

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    They’re what every amateur basement-dweller thinks is a cool accessory to his kit.
    It was a cheap way to make your 5 piece into a prog kit.

  4. Now With More "Whiz"

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    Just ask Pearl to resurrect the old Vari-Pitch series...

    I picked up a 7 piece set of these as a restoration/resurrection project; just haven’t had the time to clean up any of them except for the snare.

    Maybe they’ll do them in Masterworks specs for you .
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  5. Drumming Since 1943

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheez_Whiz View Post
    Just ask Pearl to resurrect the old Vari-Pitch series...

    I picked up a 7 piece set of these as a restoration/resurrection project; just haven’t had the time to clean up any of them except for the snare.

    Maybe they’ll do them in Masterworks specs for you .
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    Now THOSE are the definition of “goofy-looking”. The only name person I can remember having them on his kit is AVH. He had a couple on his white “WaCF” 1980 kit.
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  6. Miles Gibbons

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    Really?
    Hells yeah. Opinions, right?

    I think Stewart Copeland used Octabons to great effect live, with The Police. That said, they look - to me - pretty hilarious hanging off of a drum set - very Spinal Tap. I think they look dumb, and would be a pain to mount, and to travel with.

    The aesthetic factor doesn't really matter though - shouldn't it be about the sound? I think the difference in sound is inarguable. Octabons basically sounds like tiny toms. I'd rather just play a traditional 8" tom than use an octabon. Rototoms, especially the 6-10" ones, have a totally unique sound. I'm not sure how useful either of these instruments are in the vast majority of music one might play, but yeah, I prefer Rototoms. They've got a unique attack and sharpness the you can't get from a shelled drum. To me, if I was adding these drums to my kit, I'd rather go for a bigger contrast from my traditional toms.

  7. Drumming Since 1943

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    I agree- Roto-Toms DO look hilarious hanging off every 16-year-olds basement-dwelling Rockstar and Export kit.
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  8. Miles Gibbons

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    I agree- Roto-Toms DO look hilarious hanging off every 16-year-olds basement-dwelling Rockstar and Export kit.
    At least with Rotos, it doesn't look like you are trying to make up for length you may be lacking elsewhere!

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