Ludwig also had a splash cymbal mount that went in the same space, where your cowbell ought. I recall they gave them away as freebies with, I think, the initial ads for psych red and mod orange.Hoop mount stick holder... used it for a couple days. It barely held two sticks at crazy wonky angles... I was using 2Bs at the time. I know why they stopped making them. Anyway, it mounted to where I wanted to put my cowbell holder. In a box she went... still there. I saw a rusty old one on Reverb for $75, oh the shame!
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The sound is the tradeoff. I know how to play quiet - the problem is physics. One gig we played a school classroom and we had to be so quiet that tapping the drums with my fingers was almost too loud. Same with a coffee shop gig we did. There is no way to play "A Hard Day's Night" or Led Zeppelin with sticks and still be quiet enough in those rooms with tile and open space. We were hired to play our set and I did what I had to do to play at the extremely low volume and that included using the "wrong" tool, which really was the right tool for the job.Brushes don't sound like sticks played quietly. If that's the sound you want, just learn to play quieter
A roll of real gaffer tape. (NOT DUCT TAPE!! Big difference.) Great for muffling. You can remove the piece and reapply it for years. Just PLEASE don't make that stupid fold. One guy did that a million years ago, and everyone else did it. There's zero reason for it..
The ad does emphasize showmanship instead of utility supporting musicianship or anything practical, so I suppose it would fall into the useless as a tool category. As for the 'cool' factor, I guess that depends on who you are trying to impress and in which decade (or in this case, century.)
Remo quick release clutch. The gibraltar one is way clunkier and ball bearings are bound to fail eventually.
Gibraltar floor tom suspension feet. Cheap and not goofy looking like the pearl ones, so really great for vintage kits.
Its actually review of the item, not an ad - I think the reviewer was struggling to say something nice about it when he talked about showmanshipThe ad does emphasize showmanship instead of utility supporting musicianship or anything practical, so I suppose it would fall into the useless as a tool category. As for the 'cool' factor, I guess that depends on who you are trying to impress and in which decade (or in this case, century.)
They got me too. Mine currently reside on the bookshelf of shame, right next to the white "Need more cowbell" cowbell.Just for s**ts and grins, last year I bought a couple sets of "Original Booty Shakers" for my floor-tom legs. They're 3"-diameter foam cylinders (made from two different kinds of dense foam) that the leg tips insert into. They're supposed to increase floor-tom resonance and although they indeed did increase FT resonance, they increased it way too much, making the drumset sound unbalanced. And speaking of unbalanced, the foam caused the floor toms to shake around way too much under my sticks and made it very difficult to shift the positions of the drums on the floor.
After using them for a few days they went into "The Drawer Of No Return".