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Old 10-26-2013, 05:43 PM
tamadrm tamadrm is offline
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Default Re: Flattening toms?

DrumeatDrum....First of all,how can you be absolutely certain, that Simon Phillips has back problems that are directly caused by playing drums?How can you also directly attreibute it to his set up?If he in fact has back problems,he clearly dosen't show it.

Clearly ,speculation.

Secondly,we're talking about drum SET,and not marching drums .The topic is flattening toms,using a drum KIT,not timp toms, tenor drums or marching snares.More that a few drum corps timp tom quad set up drummers DO have back problems.This isn't on topic really is it?

Thirdly,how does anyone know,that years down the road,that drummers that set up their kits with flat ,and low toms,won't have physical issues either?

Apples and oranges.I still say drum fashion.

Lets turn the clock back to illustrate my position a bit more clearly.

February 9,1964.The Beatles played live on the Ed sullivan show,and 73 MILLION people watched Ringo Starr,playind his Ludwig oyster black pearl drums.That was the date ,that millions of kids decided to play drums,and most of them wanted LUDWIG drums.So much so that Ludwig was producing over 100 sets a day and running 24 hours a day,6 days a week,and STILL not keeping up with demand.DRUM FASHION.

Ludwig drums,THEMSELVES were drum fashion,for most of the 60's and early 70's.The Ludwig speed king pedal,was also drum fashion.No matter what kit you played,most drummers were using a speed king.Ludwig drums from that era are sought after and collectable,because of the time period,and because their sound.See...DRUM FASHION.....GOOD thing.

That's what I'm talking about.It's not a personal attack,it's and educated observation.It's not about right and wrong.......it just is.

When someone set their kit up with flat toms,somebody saw it,and copied it,and then,somebody else copied it,and then........you get the picture now?If you set up that way,and it works for you...after having tried other set ups,then do what's best for you.If you're doing it because it just looks cool and hip,but playing that way really dosen't ring your bell....then screw cool,change it up.

Just like Ringo and his Ludwigs,started a huge drum fashion thing for Ludwig.It's not a bad thing....but it just IS.Period.

Steve B

Last edited by tamadrm; 10-26-2013 at 06:40 PM.
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