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  • I have an unhealthy obsession with Roto Toms.

    It's true. I had this nifty concept for a Roto Tom kit, found the appropriate pieces, but now I want more. Sure, I used to browse Craigslist casually, looking for a quick drum hookup, only to squelch the guilt by assuring myself that I wasn't getting enough Roto Tom action at home. But now, now it is uncontrollable. Sometimes I look for ads in other cities, even other states, longing for the 12" Roto Tom in LA, or the 6-8-10 set in Duluth. I even started up a flirty conversation with a guy in Boston who is selling a 6-16 set, just to feel the excitement of such an encounter. Sadly, it has devolved to the point that I wrote an angry email to someone selling a 6-18 set on eBay for an absurd $1500! Who does that hussy think they are, flaunting their stuff for such a ridiculous untouchable price??? It's OK, though. When I have room in the basement to set them up, I will be satisfied. Until then, I keep them hidden in the sump well from my wife so she won't know the terrible truth.

  • #2

    They say the first step is admitting, I guess...

    "If you can't play the blues...you might as well hang it up." - Dexter Gordon

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    • #3
      Hahaha - when you start e-mailing random people about their prices, you need to take a step back and maybe hit something with a shell.

      A side note is Johnny Haro from The Dreaming uses a roto-tom based set up with triggers for his drum sound (on top of a normal kick and snare).
      Music, music, I hear music

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      • race81
        race81 commented
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        I still have mine in the closet....:.png" alt=":smileytongue:" title="Smiley Tongue" />...The stand broke many moons ago,but I still have them, not even positive of the sizes 6,8,10 maybe.......Played and acted like I was a rock start when I was younger,.....those were the days.


    • #4
      Don't think I'd ever go full roto-kit, but I have two 14's in my home setup and always will.
      Originally Posted by 1001gear


      We're on a no name basis.

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      • Humble Pie
        Humble Pie commented
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        RumStik wrote:
        Don't think I'd ever go full roto-kit, but I have two 14's in my home setup and always will.
        I still have my traditional kit, but this will be fun to play with for a while. I just need to solve pRoto Kit's stupid bar mounts. Not a fan of flat toms.

    • #5

      There once back in the 80's was a pearl kit that incorporated a roto tom mounted above a fiberglass shell called Veri-pitch drums. They were pretty cool, cause you could change tuning on the fly. They didn't last very long however. I remember taking a yellow kit on trade in those, and reworking that kit so it had black pinstripping all over the yellow shells. (back in the Stryper days).


      As a solid yellow, it sat for 6 months, after the black stripping, it lasted 6 hours and was sold.


      Too funny the things that are out there!


      D

      Bringing the Harmony back to Harmony Central

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      • SYMBOLIC
        SYMBOLIC commented
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        That is a lot of roto-toms. You need the roto-tom snare thingy. I want to say the were made my a company called Farchie or something like that.

      • fusionfunk
        fusionfunk commented
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        Dendy Jarrett wrote:

        There once back in the 80's was a pearl kit that incorporated a roto tom mounted above a fiberglass shell called Veri-pitch drums.

        D


        I remember them well. We sold a few sets, but they never really caught on.


      • Humble Pie
        Humble Pie commented
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        Dendy Jarrett wrote:

        There once back in the 80's was a pearl kit that incorporated a roto tom mounted above a fiberglass shell called Veri-pitch drums. They were pretty cool, cause you could change tuning on the fly. They didn't last very long however. I remember taking a yellow kit on trade in those, and reworking that kit so it had black pinstripping all over the yellow shells. (back in the Stryper days).

        As a solid yellow, it sat for 6 months, after the black stripping, it lasted 6 hours and was sold.

        Too funny the things that are out there!

        D


        I still see them around from time to time. Ebay had a few pieces for sale. I never saw any other color than chrome, though.

    • #6

      You know that Steve Weiss drums(google em') is selling brans spankin new rotos up to 18" right?  I just bought a 12,14,&16".  Don't tell my wife!

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      • Red Hawk
        Red Hawk commented
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        Not that it will help your addiction, but I have a 14, two 16s and two 18s, all chrome on chrome and in good to excellent condition, that I could be talked into selling for the right price...  I need to fund the purchase of a new DW5000 double pedal somehow.


      • Humble Pie
        Humble Pie commented
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        I bought an 18" from them. The quality is so-so, and you can tell the difference between the sound of the aluminum Remos and the zinc Weiss rotos. I was disappointed, but at least I have an 18 now.


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