Roto Toms Remo V cheapo

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Meanwhile, I gotta finish putting my new red gummy heads on my rotos...

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Evans Hydraulic clear red batter heads.

In a week or so, I will order the 12" roto-tom from Steveweissmusic.

As for the rack...
I ordered steel tubes from an old
Gibraltar electronic drum rack,
which I will modify for the rotos.
It will look much better than this cheapo DIY rack here.
 

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Had to simplify my hardware setup for an upcoming show...

Temporarily using my Pearl ISS mounts for my roto-toms.

Meanwhile, I have my Brian Totten roto-tom mount installed on my 16" floor roto-tom so that I can tune it by turning the knurled handle by hand instead of spinning the entire roto-tom.

And finally, trying on my new Evans Hydraulic clear red batter heads.
Don't drink AND drum! LOL



I can't help it, I am soOo in love with the ping bell on my Zildjian ZBT Ride cymbal!
 
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Here’s mine with the new mounts I got off Reverb. I had to upgrade to bigger Dogbone mounts. Probably won’t rock the 2 up cuz I still need a place for the 2 trigger pads I usually have set up. I wanna use the 16” but will need to upgrade the mount. I have it set up with the old mounts in the one photo.
 

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Here’s mine with the new mounts I got off Reverb. I had to upgrade to bigger Dogbone mounts. Probably won’t rock the 2 up cuz I still need a place for the 2 trigger pads I usually have set up. I wanna use the 16” but will need to upgrade the mount. I have it set up with the old mounts in the one photo.
That's a sweet ride of a kit there.

I'm just now learning that roto-toms can be finicky creatures, especially the 16 and 18 as they are bulky and heavy.
You did a good thing by opting for the bigger dogbone mounts, they can handle the weight of the large rotos.

I see you also have your acoustic shell floor tom in use. Keep it
(Unless you can get the 16 roto into a good low tuning range that will pronounce the tone when struck)...

I'm thinking of bringing back my acoustic shell 14" floor tom, because it's full body
cuts through everything when I'm playing it inside a small venue and I don't mic it... so I lower the overhead mics away from the cymbals and at chest level near my toms.
I'm using my 16" roto as a floor tom,
but I could never tune it to get the exact deep sound as my 14" acoustic shell floor tom.
If I tune my 16 too low while trying to make it "boom" it sounds papery with
too much stick attack.

Rotos are a new beast for me to tame, because I chose to start Using them NOW in this early part of the 20th century! LMAO.
But they look, and sound, so retro cool!
People in my town nickname us as the "pop band from the future"... we dress kinda retro on stage, and the roto-toms have this weird "Jetsons" look to them
when you mount them on a rack over the kick drum.

You've positioned your rotos just right...
thus saving you back pain and arm fatigue. :thumbleft:
 

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I'm still piecing together a full drum rack upgrade for my roto-toms.
My dayjob has me busy with Snow Removal Emergencies, so I'm too tired to do some serious hands-on mechanical work on my drum rack.
As soon as things calm down at my dayjob I will resume this project and upload new pics. Stay tuned.
 


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