Yeah, LL is one of my all time favorite drummers. Great to see him talking about the fat snare/tom he brought into the spotlight.
I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of this before, but when he was taking about how you need a snare head (not a medium like ambassador) on the bottom to get the sensitivity, I wondered why no one has ever made (to my knowledge) a head where the middle is thin in mm like a normal snare side, but the rest of the head is medium. Wouldn’t that allow for greater tuning versatility?
Snare side heads choke out very quickly when brought ip to the tension used on a batter, so I’m thinking the design I mentioned could solve that.
He plays so clean and grooving that you could take audio from the last beat he played in the video and drop it right into a recording with a band. It would have to work with that beat, but there are a million things you could do with it.
Look what I happened to have sitting around and put to use after seeing this video: ‘60s 3 ply deep Slingerland with a tubby sounding 2 ply Attack head with a dot that I already had tuned low for the Don Henley/Russ Kunkel vibe. Works really well with my ‘60s 3 ply Ludwigs.
It never occurred to me that you could just tune the deep snare to fit in with your tom intervals and use it as another floor tom, I never had any interest in another snare on my left, but this seems like it could be really useful even for my more traditional drum set needs.