Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Has Anyone Seen... of these unique contraptions ???

It's like a regular 16x16 floor tom, except it has a pedal attached and you can change the pitch of the drum by pressing on the pedal. Just like a tympani - except it's a floor tom.

These were made by an Italian company back in the 70s and so did Yamaha at some point.

Max Roach used one extensively during the 70s and 80s.
He makes it sound like a West African Talking drum. I think Ed Blackwell did too.
Very cool.

If anyone has one they would be willing to part with, please contact me !

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