Concert Tom Versatility

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I remember the very first time I took bottom heads off

"man these are loud"

It was the 71 Premier 303 mahogany's.
 

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From about 1970-about 1980 I played bottomless. The women loved it. I also didnt have bottom heads on my toms or bass drums. A 10x14 with a Remo clear black dot and no bottom sounds just awesome.
 

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I have used e-drum mesh heads on the bottom with all the hardware attached. The bonus was that I could flip the drums around and have a nearly silent practice kit.
 

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Chico Hamilton even used a single-headed bass drum apparently at some point.


Concert toms to my ear ssound a little bit like double-headed drums with the reso at a lower tension. A concert tom has a lower fundamental tone than a double-headed drum with both heads the same.

Did he actually play his ride cymbal that low?
 

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