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Post  Regal on Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:48 pm

Squat tom sizes such as 10x6.5 and 12x7 have probably been aroud for a while and by the looks of things a lot of pop/hip-hop drummers (John Blackwell, Brian Frasier-Moore) are loving the added setup flexibility aswell as the accuracy and more defined sound.

Whats your take on them?
Like the sound?
Like the look?
Would you buy them?

Curious as i am keen on the Superstar Hyper Drive kit at Atwaters.... depending on Nathans willingness to give a nice discount Very Happy

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Re: Hyper Drive

Post  Charlie on Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:12 pm

Hi Regal, welcome aboard, great to have you here!

I personally like the look of shallow toms. I'd be into a Mapex Orion or Saturn set-up like that if I had the dosh!
All I've read says you can still get an enormous tonal range from them! That may depend on what the shells are made of? Anyone got any experience there? The guys I've spoken to who have them love the depth of tone and resonance of the Mapex kits.
I also like the idea of being able to get right over your toms and being able to set them up a bit flatter. That's my my personal pref' so I've got a 20" kick to help facilitate that set-up. Shallow tom would be even better.
A lot of drummers seem to be using them and they were pretty popular for a while in the past too. Keith Moon and Ginger Baker played shallow tom set ups in the 60's.
Shallow toms can't be all bad!

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Re: Hyper Drive

Post  Regal on Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:34 am

I can tell you love your Mapex!
I've got a V series at the moment and love it. The flatter the setup the better i say!
Didnt actually know mapex did short tom depths.

Had another look at Superstar kit at Music Works, still as beautiful as ever, cant wait to get my hands on it!
will post pics when i learn how to Question lol

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Re: Hyper Drive

Post  Mark [Admin] on Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:07 pm

I think the extra shallow toms are a similar fad to the power toms IMHO - they sound good but I think the best size is standard depth 12x8" 13x9" etc with a deeper bass drum. I do like things to be low and flat so short toms certainly aid that.
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Re: Hyper Drive

Post  flamingsticksdrummer on Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:14 am

They're really nice kits. I got the 6 piece and its amazing. Really punchy toms.
Also they're a combination of birch and basswood. I think they use the basswood as an outer layer as the grain is beter or something? But yeh they sound and look awesome! Very Happy
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