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North American Rock Maple HVX proprietary shells provide warm, projecting sound with deep, punchy fundamental...
The Gretsch Renown Mounted Tom has excellent overall tonal balance, power and projection; and has been...
A drummer's customized kit is at the center of their musical experience. Mounted toms can be added to bring about a totally original tone to your drum set and having an extra tom make practicing complicated fills and experimentation a must. Melody, bass lines and guitar solos all play a part, but making a true impact start to finish begins with the drummer. Mounted toms appeared on the scene in the earliest part of the 20th century. Most kits had consisted of a snare, bass drum and hi-hat, so the added depth the tom brought was the perfect enhancement. Without the reverb of the snare, drummers could easily bring a deeper tone as well as experiment with new and unique rhythms. Standard sizing gives you a basic sound that can be utilized in most genres of music. However, if you are looking for extra range, power toms or fast toms are your best bet. The deeper construction can be heard in popular 80s power ballads and even through to today's modern indie bands. The deep vibe gives an original feel to your practice. Extensive selection of casing choices allows you to customize your sound even further. Crisp beats reverberate swiftly through a birch case. Jazz drummers tend towards a smooth maple construction as it offers a warm pitch in the sweet middle spot, while those looking for a prime bottom-end punch immediately think of mahogany. Creating a kit that suits your needs is what your fans will undoubtedly come to appreciate. The hardware accompanying the casing is just as essential to your sound. Fully adjustable tension rods ensure you can always get back to the tension you have grown to favor, while the resonant and batter heads need to be sturdy enough to reverberate smoothly, no matter what sort of pressure you are putting on them. A light tap or a powerful pop should be no problem for your securely mounted toms. Two mounted toms or four, the drumming capabilities are infinite. The more you have to work with the more diverse you can sound. Even a single tom works great for standard drumming and extends your range greatly.