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Old 06-24-2011, 05:37 AM
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Default Octobans sound from Roto Toms?

I am trying to get that Stewart Copland Octobans sound, but dont want to spend $550.

Will these do the trick?...

http://www.amazon.com/Roto-Toms-Doub.../dp/B002S54DF8

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http://www.amazon.com/GP-Percussion-.../dp/B0043C4RNC

What If I changed the heads? What tone will these things produce?
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:05 AM
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Default Re: Octobans sound from Roto Toms?

Rototoms don't sound anything like Octobans. If you just HAVE to have an effects type drum, they do have a unique sound, so might be worthwhile. Just not a substitute for octobans.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:10 AM
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Default Re: Octobans sound from Roto Toms?

If you were in northern Ohio I'd sell you my Roto-toms for $50 and you could try it out cheaply.
I never could work in the Roto-toms into the style music I played.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:17 AM
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Default Re: Octobans sound from Roto Toms?

As a person who has owned many sets of octobans and tried rotos, no. Changing heads ain't gonna do it. Look for a cheaper set of the real deal. Peace makes some for cheap. The tone is a little more on the metallic side than I prefer, but far more passable than rotos. Used sets show up on ebay with semi-regularity.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: Octobans sound from Roto Toms?

Roto's and Octa's ... two completely different animals .... both have very unique characteristics ... but not to be interchangeable, really.
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I am trying to get that Stewart Copland Octobans sound, but dont want to spend $550.
You're gonna have to open that wallet, if ya want that sound ....
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:32 PM
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[indent]...You're gonna have to open that wallet...

Or do I...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTPTufpRtbM

ROTO TOMS!!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Octobans sound from Roto Toms?

I use three 8" Saturn toms for stuff like this, that are three different lengths. Use what you can afford.
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Yes, those are roto-toms, and over the years, I've owned 3 kits, that used 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 inch roto's .... and I owned a kit that had octobons ...
Can't say I really "liked" the sound of those roto's ... in the video ... but if that's what you want ... then that's what you want ... fair enough.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:16 AM
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Default Re: Octobans sound from Roto Toms?

As the owner of a low set of Octoban's and fellow S.C. inspired drummer, I'd say go for the Octoban's! You're not going to get any real substitute for the sound and you'll know it.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:20 AM
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Default Re: Octobans sound from Roto Toms?

wonder if I should make some out of keller shells...

for the 6" and 8" size, they are only 18" deep. Is that long enough?

Would 5 ply Keller maple shells sized...

6" x 9"
6" x 18"
8" x 9"
8" x 18"

Sound good as octabans?

that would cost me around $190 JUST for the shells...No services or hardware...nothing.

Or $226 for 8 Ply VSS Keller Maple Shells...

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