Not only were they a bad idea, but that product out Simmons out of business.The Simmons SDX. It did offer technology usually not associated with electronic drums at the time as well as multi-zone triggering, but they advertised it in Modern Drummer as if anyone could afford it. Here's a quote from wikipedia. Check out the price....costing around $10,154. Only about 280 kits were made, of which few remain.[/I]
Yup. Good find, Kev. I thought those things were super cool when they first came out lol. I don't mind a bit of ugliness if it's interesting - like bulldogs, for example The problem was that you needed much bigger cases than usual for them.like the ones I posted above?
Hahaha, got itFeast your eyes:
The poster gives it away just a bit. Yes, Staccato drums did seem like a stupid idea. They look wierd, almost impossible to get cases off the shelf, heavy, etc, etc. Believe it or not, in a small acoustic gig setting, they sounded great. Ok, the kick drum was a bit pointless, but the toms had real presence.
I think they were called staccato drums...
Couldn't be any worse than wood veneers and glue (plywood)! Plywood is a wood composite material, just like particleboard (Acousticon). There's always someone else to look down on, I guess.Remo and their Acousta-whatever shells. Wood chips and glue??
I had a 1985 Encore kit.
Agreed. Deep drums give deep sound, shallow drums give shallow sound.I really like the big deep toms! Don't understand the hate?
The ones that really bug me are the ones that are like 12 x 8 - they look like weird snare drums. I'm a fan of the bigger beefier tom. My rack tom is 14x12 - Sort of Bonham esque.
Agreed.I contend that you can get a perfectly usable sound with drums made out of anything strong enough to take the tension, assuming round shell, even bearing edges and great tuning. After all, heads are a major percentage of the sound, as proven by frame drums.