Not sure this is the slam-dunk argument you think it is. At least 4 of those are items that were rejected by the Luddites (Ludwig-ites?) of the time, and now are extremely desirable on the used market (or in some cases back in production), because, surprise surprise: they sound incredible. It's almost like the 100-year-old design of metal screw boxes on a wooden shell isn't the only way to make good sounding drums.Tone flange, Leedy knob tension, firtchie, Peavey Radial pro, Dw concrete, denim wraps, fake leather, see thru drums,
Zalmer Twin, Fiberglass over wood, spun fiberglass, Arbitor....the list is endless
Yeah, what a stupid business plan. Letting customers buy them direct over the internet, OR go to the country's largest music retailer so they can try them out / purchase in-person. What a bunch of business dumdums.Launched at Guitar Center??? I guess no one else will hardly sell them now.....
Hell, Sakae couldnt pull it off.
I just saw this thread , I have no opinion on this snare tuning device ."in the overall scheme of things drums in music- are not so much a sound as they are "an event"... If the event is correctly timed or pleasingly placed the actual sound is least important"
--------Helmut Von Braun speaking at the Dusseldorf Symposium 1926