Okay Pearl people, explain this

TK-421

Senior Member
I just stumbled across this, and I just have to ask… WHY????
I can’t think of a single reason to have a curved boom arm, but maybe some Pearl user can shed some light on me.

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C. Dave Run

Gold Member
Pearl user here. I have a curved boom arm that came in a pile of hardware, and I cant find anywhere to use it. It's just the arm though, and it's not Pearl. Oh yeah, it's old too, like 70s maybe.
 

TK-421

Senior Member
I have yet to see an application where a straight arm wouldn't do the same thing.
Exactly my point. That’s why when I saw that stand, I was like Huh???? It’s a solution in search of a problem, and I hate things like that.
 
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cbphoto

Diamond Member
Does it bounce?

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WuHan Solo

Active Member
Exactly my point. That’s why when I saw saw that stand, I was like Huh???? It’s a solution in search of a problem, and I hate things like that.

While I agree that they do what a straight boom does, I also can appreciate a kit that doesn't look like the catalogue picture and everyone else's set. Something more unique, possibly even iconic, if done right. I think these just add more options, like a curved rack bar vs straight.
 

jda

Well-known Member
wait. expecting Pearl people to explain

it's like a Tommy Lee fetish maybe Bon Jovi usually not Billy Hart
thing.
 

jda

Well-known Member
So derivative I can't take no 'mo.... : D

 

Bozozoid

Platinum Member
OK...OK...were all on America's got talent performing drum solos and we all wow the judges. They huddle and can't make up their minds..they are at a stand still. UNTIL...Simon says..but wait..the drummer with those weird curved cymbal arms..he had people wondering what in thee H.E. double hockey sticks are those!?..the rest of the audience echoed those thoughts. Yup..he wins for the added stage presence. THATS when you need those. Think! drummers think!. 😃.
 

TK-421

Senior Member
OK...OK...were all on America's got talent performing drum solos and we all wow the judges. They huddle and can't make up their minds..they are at a stand still. UNTIL...Simon says..but wait..the drummer with those weird curved cymbal arms..he had people wondering what in thee H.E. double hockey sticks are those!?..the rest of the audience echoed those thoughts. Yup..he wins for the added stage presence. THATS when you need those. Think! drummers think!. 😃.
That’s about as hypothetical as they come. I’m sure that’s exactly what the designers at Pearl were thinking when they came up with this. ;)
 

jda

Well-known Member
'it's just another angle adjustment'

------Flo and Eddie at Fillmore East 1971 Frank Zappa and the Mothers
 
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