!Elvin Jones' toms!

AFK

Junior Member
Been listening to Love Supreme. His sound is so fantastic. toms- i wondering would these have had a resonant head, and if so, would they have been coated? what snare depth would he have been using at this tim? ive looked in a few places and havent come up with too much. thanks
 

con struct

Platinum Member
Been listening to Love Supreme. His sound is so fantastic. toms- i wondering would these have had a resonant head, and if so, would they have been coated? what snare depth would he have been using at this tim? ive looked in a few places and havent come up with too much. thanks
Definitely resonant heads and definitely coated. Were clear heads available back then?
And I'm pretty sure the snare would have been 5 1/2 x 14.
 

Drifter in the Dark

Silver Member
Elvin's toms sounded great on A Love Supreme, but on McCoy Tyner's 1967 recordThe Real McCoy, which I picked up recently, the toms sound choked; they've been cranked up so incredibly high that they almost sound like bongos! I'm wondering whether or not they even had any reso heads.
 
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