Damn good one, I still know what it's like. I've got sharpie marks all over my stands and floor tom legs to kind of ease the process.Memory locks. Makes setting up fast and you have the same setup each and every time. Simple, briliant invention.
Of course, a lot of drummers here don't remember a time when there was no such thing! Trust me, it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I second that. Actually, the credit there would go to Gauger Percussion, which developed Resonance Isolation Mounting Systems (RIMS) in the late 1970s.Mounting systems like Tama Star-cast. I know its nothing new, and other companies have similar hardware. But a free floating mount is bounds better than the old fixed ones.