Re: Hal Blaine's Tuning
Hal had special toms made of fiberglass. These were the toms that produced a beautiful melodic sound. In fact, it's my understanding that there were two sets of these toms. The toms were so heavy, they were mounted on Klieg light stands. One of his sets sold a few years ago for $32,000.
It has been said that a major drum manufacturer stole the idea from him then trademarked and patented the melodic sounding toms. Hal apparently lost that battle. Please don't ask me where I read this, I bought a new computer and have no clue where the article is. I had it bookmarked in my old system which is now trash.