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  • Tapered Floor Tom - 16-inch top head, 14-inch bottom head. Maker?

    I've got a floor tom that I think is 1960s Japanese, but I'm not sure. Tapered shell - 16-inch top head, 14-inch bottom head. Three-ply shell w/reinforcing rings. I know Vox/Trixon made drums like this, but the hardware indicates otherwise, though it may be replacement lugs.

    Does anyone know if anyone other than Vox/Trixon made drums like this?

    Thx

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  • #2
    send it to me for examination!
    my p0asting days were numb bird... now im done... bye.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Voltan View Post
      send it to me for examination!
      It's listed on ebay if you want it.

      Chimpanzees who join new groups with inferior nut-cracking techniques will abandon their superior techniques to fit in.
      - Harpers, June 2018
      ...

      Ed Phobes has taken music to a place where it has never been before, and will never go again. In my life, I have heard great music, and I have heard terrible music. Now I have heard this. Thank you. – sydfan

      https://soundcloud.com/ed-phobes

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      • #4
        looks pretty cool! does the taper have an effect on the tuning or sound?
        my p0asting days were numb bird... now im done... bye.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Voltan View Post
          looks pretty cool! does the taper have an effect on the tuning or sound?
          I suppose it does...I never really played it with a kit. It's probably not unlike tuning the reso head extra tight on a normal drum.

          Playing the 14" side might be interesting, though - super boomy sustain with the 16" reso.
          Chimpanzees who join new groups with inferior nut-cracking techniques will abandon their superior techniques to fit in.
          - Harpers, June 2018
          ...

          Ed Phobes has taken music to a place where it has never been before, and will never go again. In my life, I have heard great music, and I have heard terrible music. Now I have heard this. Thank you. – sydfan

          https://soundcloud.com/ed-phobes

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