While the Foot Drum may have a somewhat Goldbergian look to it, in reality it was very functional and fun to play. If I could get my left foot to work independently from the right, it would be even better.
When you're done playing it folds up into a tidy package for travel.
The philosophy behind these drums must be diametrically opposed to that of the Square Drums camp. Sounds like the makings of a good old-fashioned Holy War.
BTW, I do realize, that Deuterium and Tritium are not part of the periodic table but they are isotopes of Hydrogen so that's got to count for something.
Let me introduce you to your new drum tech, Dr. Octopus.
If your singer is envious of your new cymbal stands, they can get a matching mic stand.
This is a new drum tuning system that uses pressurized CO2 in a tube between the head and the rim. By adjusting the pressure, you change the tuning of the entire drumhead uniformly. Throw in a treadle to regulate the pressure and you've got drums that you can tune on the fly.
I should have hooked these guys up with the DrumTone folks. It would have been fun to watch this track changes in drum pitch.
At least now guitar player won't be the only ones burning through 9 volt batteries.
When the barbarian lay siege to NAMM and the archers are getting ready to loose a volley, I know where I'm heading.
I don't suspect that Rockett was thinking of the Battle of Čegar when they created that snare stand, but I did.
As you can see from the photos, skulls provide a recurring theme for their products.
Here's a new take on the cajón drum. Its unique shape would be right at home on stage with the Blue Man Group. It's melamine-like construction material would be right at home on the shelf at Walmart.
Now your kick drum can look just like Tony Stark's chest. At least when you lose power you won't run the risk of dying.
If a glowing kick drum port isn't enough, you can step up to these vinyl, illuminated LumaSkinz.
Who would have thought that changing the shape of a rain stick and adding a pickup to it would result in such an interesting new percussion instrument?
This is a solid chunk of brass with a piece of leather on the underside and a magnet to keep it place.
It does wonders for taming a ringing snare and beats the hell out of a wallet and duct tape.
These drums must be the work of the Devil. No God-fearing drummer would ever playing something that looked like that.
I'm guessing the first name of the "Shonga Guiro" is a contraction of Shaker and Conga. They could have taken the next step and called it the "Shonguiro."
They might sell more of these to drummers in metal bands if they used the horn sign \m/ instead.
Then again, they might incur the wrath of loonies.
While these sticks may provide more stroke power, you might want to be careful flashing these if you've got a gig in South Central.
Pearl had a chunk of Tommy Lee's roller coaster drum rig set up, just so people like me would take pictures. It worked.
Without the underside illumination, the Gen 16 cymbal triggers wouldn't have been nearly as interesting, and would be unlikely to have appeared here.
This Tama kit's simple woodgrain finish was just gorgeous.
©2012 Barry Wood