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  1. disgustipated

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    what sound do rototoms give? ive seen them on heaps of kits here, and im just wondering what theyre like

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost_of_the_sun
    what sound do rototoms give? ive seen them on heaps of kits here, and im just wondering what theyre like

    thanks
    Don't see'em much anymore. Most use them for very high piched tom sounds - almost timbale like. Definately a sterile single headed sound - no wood, no warmth. They're loud, though!

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    Well, they seem to be loud, but in fact they just cut very well. Their spectrum is mid to high frequencies. I use them sometimes for very small club gigs just to be not very loud but hearable.
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    they sound like octobans, but miss the warm feeling. when you hit them, their dead after the hit. not much sustain

    a know a drummer who has them, but doesn't use them a lot. they're hard to mic, because the sound goes in al directions
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    Hi -

    Yeah, Rototoms were a novelty during the 70s, and they're still popular because it's the cheapest way for kids to add a few extra tom sounds to a kit.

    But, as others have noted, the trend has totally gone away from using "single-headed" toms of any kind. Hence, you don't see many pros using them.
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    listen to van halen 1984. Alex Van Halen used rototoms on that recording

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    Listen to TIME track 4 off Pink Floyds Dark side of the moon Album Great Roto tom solo,
    I have a set on my kit but They are too much hassele to take along to gigs .

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    This thread is almost 7 years old.


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