I sat up and noticed when Thomas Lang was expressing his love for concert toms…seems this might be “a thing”?It seems there's been a resurgence in the popularity of concert toms. Curious what your thoughts are on them? There was a time when you saw them everywhere, now not so much.
EZPZ... the mics go even with the bottom edge of the shell, not inside. That way the sound wave develops better and there's no boing/tank sound.If it's not too much hassle, can you briefly explain how to properly mic concert toms? Do the mics go up inside the shell?
That song is harder than it looks, if I have this right, on the large tom run, it’s a quick measure and Blaine is hitting every tom just once creating a hurried tension!
What makes you think that? Resurgence as in more new concert toms being offered for sale? I don't see that trend.It seems there's been a resurgence in the popularity of concert toms. Curious what your thoughts are on them? There was a time when you saw them everywhere, now not so much.
Hey!It's worth noting that most major and some boutique companies have been offering concert toms over the last five years or so. I don't think they're 'catalog' items though, mostly just something to display at NAMM so dealers know the product is available in case anyone asks.
This was in Ludwig's catalog for a minute - nine concert toms (6-18")
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Drum sets have been around since approximately 1890.
Concert toms really only became a thing in the late '60s, thru the end of the '70s, bleeding slightly into the early 80s. Maybe a 12-14 year run of being a thing.
So out of the 130-year history of drum sets, it was, until recently, only a temporary fad.
And now, it seems, a throwback fad to emulate the 70's among those who grew up on that music.
I have a hard time seeing the popularity of concert toms continue much longer, or be a thing most drummers use.
No kidding.The reason they’re called “concert” toms is because they are the standard in concert bands, percussion ensembles, and symphony orchestras. On the semi-rare occasions that I’ve actually had toms as part of my percussion part in the classical world, they have ALWAYS been single-headed.