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Old 09-28-2018, 12:54 AM
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Default Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

Here's another:

Goofy MIJ cymbal arms that are weirdly angled and non-adjustable. (Pic from another user on this forum).
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:32 AM
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Anyone remember the Mapex Janus Hi-Hat/Double Pedal combo?

Not necessarily a bad idea, but I know they were discontinued not long after they had arrived on the market.

It was one pedal that you could switch to control either your hi-hat or the second bass drum pedal by pivoting your foot left or right.
I know a drummer who uses one and absolutely loves it...
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:59 PM
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The Tama "Air Ride" snare stand/mount system.

Because if there's one thing that drummers demand, it's maximum resonance and sustain from their snare...
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:22 AM
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What about Molecules Drums? Anyone remember those? I don't think I ever saw anyone using them.
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:23 AM
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The Tama "Air Ride" snare stand/mount system.

Because if there's one thing that drummers demand, it's maximum resonance and sustain from their snare...
LOL! Well said! I know I want my snare sound to sustain forever.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:07 AM
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The Tama "Air Ride" snare stand/mount system.

Because if there's one thing that drummers demand, it's maximum resonance and sustain from their snare...
It seems to me that modern companies try to make their drums as resonant as possible and then sell you heaps of gadgets that muffle that excessive resonance.
Just give me a nice roundover bearing edge, thank you.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:23 PM
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It seems to me that modern companies try to make their drums as resonant as possible and then sell you heaps of gadgets that muffle that excessive resonance.
Just give me a nice roundover bearing edge, thank you.
Yes! So true! So maybe one of the worst ideas from a drum company was to remove the internal tone controls in an attempt to maximize resonance, and then offer a clip-on muffler to minimize resonance. Nice going Rogers! Why change something that had been working just fine for twenty years?

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Old 10-11-2018, 01:38 AM
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By far, one of THE WORST ideas a drum company made, was the arbiter flats drum kit. A drum with just a rim. Zero resonance, zero power, zero sense. And to add to the Ludwig absent mindedness, creating a replacement for the P-83,85 strainer with their new P-88, but not for P-32. Very "smart",Ludwig..
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:52 AM
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By far, one of THE WORST ideas a drum company made, was the arbiter flats drum kit. A drum with just a rim. Zero resonance, zero power, zero sense.
I'm actually looking for a kick drum from one of these. Tomorrow night I'm gigging in a bar that recently had complaints from new (and beheadable IMO) neighbours. I have 6 gigs there over the winter as well as about a dozen outside gigs in the winterbar of a german Christmas market with a tiny brass oompa/klezmer ensemble. For now I'm using a converted 16" floor muffled with a bit of bubble wrap inside, just enough so there is still a fundamental note left to hear. But an Arbiter kick would have fit the bill nicely as it's winter-proof & uber-portable.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:30 AM
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The Nickelworks snare throw with the plastic throw arm.
Just a matter of time before it broke.
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