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||Posted - 07/05/2012 : 19:50:43
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||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 19:47:17
Great isn't it? The story's very interesting. Check out the thread linking to the pic on vintage drum forum!
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 19:12:27
Well there you have bottom heads on the rack toms and at each end of the U Drum, and that instantly changes the behaviour, as the bottom head CAN allow the drums to produce a fundamental pitch even though the shells are too short. It's a ridiculous kit and I LOVE it!
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 19:03:12
This guy's one off was there first
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 18:46:18
Stevie Wonder had a good look.
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 18:38:29
It's wrong to judge a sound by what you hear on You Tube! They add heavy compression and other stuff to muck it up, and that clip was probably filmed on a small camera with built-in mic, so even the greatest kit will sound pretty rough!
Handel was VERY fond of the King's Tower Drums, 4 really HUGE kettle drums of which two survive. They were much larger in diameter than all readily available timpani, but crucially they were also about double the depth so that they could only be played from a raised platform. Handel used them for the Premiere of his Music for the Royal Fireworks in Hyde Park.
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 13:11:42
I agree, sound flat and lifeless. Similar sound to arbiter flats.
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 10:21:51
I thought they sounded ****.
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 09:58:14
They're bulbous!!! Perhaps I should get some?
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 09:53:52
Originally posted by Captain Bubble
... To my eyes they seem too shallow to produce a strong fundamental tone (low end), which with enclosed shells like timpani would need to be about 2 1/2 times as deep as the head's diameter, but I reckon that they would give good definition and attack...
Pffft! What would YOU know about timpani, eh?
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 09:52:09
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 08:22:47
The shells might have been ready made shapes used by some industry, but look to me like they were modeled on Helmholtz's Resonator Tubes, but Helmholtz's ones tended to have a longer straight tube before the bulbous chamber at the end, usually about 2-3 times the length of the chamber's diameter. Obviously that shape would be wildly impractical for a drum kit, so they have been truncated. To my eyes they seem too shallow to produce a strong fundamental tone (low end), which with enclosed shells like timpani would need to be about 2 1/2 times as deep as the head's diameter, but I reckon that they would give good definition and attack. However, the bulbous ends might just have sufficient internal volume to allow the fundamental to be produced.
||Posted - 08/05/2012 : 06:44:22
Would've been perfect for keith moon to keep his goldfish in..
||Posted - 07/05/2012 : 20:52:23
Not all that unusual or new:
||Posted - 07/05/2012 : 20:49:22
Cases might be a problem
||Posted - 07/05/2012 : 20:48:26
Can't wait to see the cases!
||Posted - 07/05/2012 : 20:35:45
Someone playing them:
||Posted - 07/05/2012 : 20:33:22
That's the weirdest kit I've seen since the North! Thing is, it's not a novelty if the names of the people into em is anything to go by - must sound good!?