What are your thoughts on the other N&C line being more innovative comparatively?CD Maples - about 30 years and they are the least innovative drums N&C have ever made. Not that they are bad at all.
I thought varying the plys to the drum size was/is very innovative, plus nodal point mounting...I don't know anyone else doing that at that time in 1983. In fact, not to do so it actually kinda backwards IMO and I hear many drum lines that keep a standard thickness down their tom line which in many instances creates the 'bad odd tom' that doesn't fit well with the rest of the set. I think this led to way to other modern methods and boutiques like custom edges, rings , grain layouts and then mix/matching woods to optimize tom balances.