Staccato drums?

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by Hairy Pants, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Hairy Pants

    Hairy Pants Guest

    Here is an interesting auction. I'm not exactly sure why people are bidding
    on this though after reading the first line of the description. hehe

    The bass drum looks like a pair of lacquered mens underwear. ;-)

    Anyone ever hear a set of these? From the description they have been around
    a while. I guess their fibreglass?

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2549778846&category=38097
  2. "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net> wrote...
    >
    > Here is an interesting auction. I'm not exactly sure why people are

    bidding
    > on this though after reading the first line of the description. hehe
    >


    Looks like someone just warped the drums in Photoshop or something!
  3. naknir

    naknir Guest

    Xref: news.newshosting.com rec.music.makers.percussion:188705

    ROTFL and then again and again!!!!! My god, this is so funny..... I
    cannot believe someone is actually playing on this garbage cans.

    Nir Brener.

    On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 05:07:47 GMT, "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net>
    wrote:

    >Here is an interesting auction. I'm not exactly sure why people are bidding
    >on this though after reading the first line of the description. hehe
    >
    >The bass drum looks like a pair of lacquered mens underwear. ;-)
    >
    >Anyone ever hear a set of these? From the description they have been around
    >a while. I guess their fibreglass?
    >
    >http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2549778846&category=38097
    >



    -----------------------------------
    Nir Brener, an 18 years old drummer from Israel.
  4. Jim

    Jim Guest

    These were similar to North drums. Old news.

    "e n | c k m a" <bob@marley.com> wrote in message
    news:eek:Ak_a.31821$bo1.3055@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net> wrote...
    > >
    > > Here is an interesting auction. I'm not exactly sure why people are

    > bidding
    > > on this though after reading the first line of the description. hehe
    > >

    >
    > Looks like someone just warped the drums in Photoshop or something!
    >
    >
  5. Dan Radin

    Dan Radin Guest

    "e n | c k m a" <bob@marley.com> wrote in message
    news:eek:Ak_a.31821$bo1.3055@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net> wrote...
    > >
    > > Here is an interesting auction. I'm not exactly sure why people are

    > bidding
    > > on this though after reading the first line of the description. hehe
    > >

    >
    > Looks like someone just warped the drums in Photoshop or something!


    Yeah, except they were around 20 years before Photoshop, Mr. en|ckma.
  6. They were similar to North drums; so, an 8 inch tom sounds more like a
    12......the bass drums moved a lot of air. Not much in the way of resonance,
    but you never heard a more powerful attack! When I say 'resonance' I'm
    referring to what we consider to be good sounding today....I'm not referring
    to sustain, of which these drums had extra. (like the north's) It was like
    sitting in front of subs....very low in pitch, and very much trying to push
    your body out the way.
    Vince

    "naknir" <naknir@walla.co.il> wrote in message
    news:bovjjv49ur8t42dp4egj1ilicfks1oj53f@4ax.com...
    > ROTFL and then again and again!!!!! My god, this is so funny..... I
    > cannot believe someone is actually playing on this garbage cans.
    >
    > Nir Brener.
    >
    > On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 05:07:47 GMT, "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Here is an interesting auction. I'm not exactly sure why people are

    bidding
    > >on this though after reading the first line of the description. hehe
    > >
    > >The bass drum looks like a pair of lacquered mens underwear. ;-)
    > >
    > >Anyone ever hear a set of these? From the description they have been

    around
    > >a while. I guess their fibreglass?
    > >

    >
    >http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2549778846&category=38097
    > >

    >
    >
    > -----------------------------------
    > Nir Brener, an 18 years old drummer from Israel.
  7. Chris Whealy

    Chris Whealy Guest

    Here's what the 'The Drum Book' by Geoff Nichols has to say about
    Staccato Drums:

    "Staccato appeared in 1977 and carried on to around 1984. They were
    amazing looking fibreglass drums designed by Pat Townsend, who says the
    idea came from a tree he once painted. The bass drum flares out in a
    double 'trouser leg' shape, the fisrt asymmetrical drum ever patented.
    They were fitted with Hayman circular lugs and were the British
    equivalent of North drums, although North had a simpler 'Apline Horn' shape.

    "The drums were loud and eye-catching and many of the great names
    of British rock - Keith Moon, Mitch Mitchell, John Bonham and Simon
    Phillips - gave them a work out. The visual aspect of Staccato has
    appealed to many, including Malcolm Maclaren's punk band Bow Wow Wow,
    who featured them on TV.

    "Unfortunately, the history of Staccato is as convoluted as the
    drums, involving various names on the British drum scene. Drummer Chris
    Slade (who started out with Tom Jones and went on to Manfred Mann's
    Earthband and Uriah Heep) manufactured them in the early 1980's; Nico
    McBrain was involved at one stage; and Pat Townsend recently said he was
    going to manufacture new Staccato drums using lighter carbon fibre. In
    recent years Staccato have been manufactured by the Canadian company
    Ayotte."

    The E-Bay seller has not identified himself as Pat Townsend though.

    Chris

    --
    The voice of ignorance speaks loud and long,
    but the words of the wise are quiet and few.
    --
  8. Frisco

    Frisco Guest

    He did mention that he makes drums cases, and his email is Nomad. And
    Nomad cases is in Niagara Falls... I bought some cases from the guy a
    few years back, really nice fella. I don't remember his name tho.

    Paul


    On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 18:39:16 +0100, Chris Whealy
    <chris.whealy.NOSPAM@sap.com> wrote:

    >Here's what the 'The Drum Book' by Geoff Nichols has to say about
    >Staccato Drums:
    >
    > "Staccato appeared in 1977 and carried on to around 1984. They were
    >amazing looking fibreglass drums designed by Pat Townsend, who says the
    >idea came from a tree he once painted. The bass drum flares out in a
    >double 'trouser leg' shape, the fisrt asymmetrical drum ever patented.
    >They were fitted with Hayman circular lugs and were the British
    >equivalent of North drums, although North had a simpler 'Apline Horn' shape.
    >
    > "The drums were loud and eye-catching and many of the great names
    >of British rock - Keith Moon, Mitch Mitchell, John Bonham and Simon
    >Phillips - gave them a work out. The visual aspect of Staccato has
    >appealed to many, including Malcolm Maclaren's punk band Bow Wow Wow,
    >who featured them on TV.
    >
    > "Unfortunately, the history of Staccato is as convoluted as the
    >drums, involving various names on the British drum scene. Drummer Chris
    >Slade (who started out with Tom Jones and went on to Manfred Mann's
    >Earthband and Uriah Heep) manufactured them in the early 1980's; Nico
    >McBrain was involved at one stage; and Pat Townsend recently said he was
    >going to manufacture new Staccato drums using lighter carbon fibre. In
    >recent years Staccato have been manufactured by the Canadian company
    >Ayotte."
    >
    >The E-Bay seller has not identified himself as Pat Townsend though.
    >
    >Chris
  9. John P.

    John P. Guest

    "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net> wrote in a message

    > Here is an interesting auction. I'm not exactly sure why people are

    bidding
    > on this though after reading the first line of the description. hehe


    Because the world is full of morons and people keep insisting on proving it
    over and over again.
  10. In article <DIj_a.58753$LD6.1328448@news0.telusplanet.net>, Hairy Pants
    <drakor@telus.net> wrote:

    > Anyone ever hear a set of these? From the description they have been around
    > a while. I guess their fibreglass?


    I haven't played Staccatos but I have played a set of North drums. I
    liked them, but not ehough to deal with buying and transporting a set.
    Nice conversation piece.

    RP

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  11. "Dan Radin" <dan.radin@verizon.net> wrote...
    >
    > Yeah, except they were around 20 years before Photoshop, Mr. en|ckma.
    >


    Just my impression after seeing something like that for the first time...
    Especially with the juxtapositioning with the astronaut.

    Nick.
  12. -MIKE-

    -MIKE- Guest

    That story is a lot more funny and intersesting if if one mistakenly
    reads, "Pete" Townsend throughout, as I did. :)


    -MIKE-

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    >
    >>Here's what the 'The Drum Book' by Geoff Nichols has to say about
    >>Staccato Drums:
    >>
    >> "Staccato appeared in 1977 and carried on to around 1984. They were
    >> amazing looking fibreglass drums designed by Pat Townsend, who says the
    >> idea came from a tree he once painted. The bass drum flares out in a
    >> double 'trouser leg' shape, the fisrt asymmetrical drum ever patented.
    >> They were fitted with Hayman circular lugs and were the British
    >> equivalent of North drums, although North had a simpler 'Apline Horn'
    >> shape.
    >>
    >> "The drums were loud and eye-catching and many of the great names
    >>of British rock - Keith Moon, Mitch Mitchell, John Bonham and Simon
    >>Phillips - gave them a work out. The visual aspect of Staccato has
    >>appealed to many, including Malcolm Maclaren's punk band Bow Wow Wow,
    >>who featured them on TV.
    >>
    >> "Unfortunately, the history of Staccato is as convoluted as the
    >>drums, involving various names on the British drum scene. Drummer Chris
    >>Slade (who started out with Tom Jones and went on to Manfred Mann's
    >>Earthband and Uriah Heep) manufactured them in the early 1980's; Nico
    >>McBrain was involved at one stage; and Pat Townsend recently said he was
    >>going to manufacture new Staccato drums using lighter carbon fibre. In
    >>recent years Staccato have been manufactured by the Canadian company
    >>Ayotte."
    >>
    >>The E-Bay seller has not identified himself as Pat Townsend though.
    >>
    >>Chris

    >
  13. Chris Whealy

    Chris Whealy Guest

    > reads, "Pete" Townsend throughout, as I did. :)

    Who? ;-)

    Chris

    --
    The voice of ignorance speaks loud and long,
    but the words of the wise are quiet and few.
    --
  14. Tony Muler

    Tony Muler Guest

    naknir wrote:
    > ROTFL and then again and again!!!!! My god, this is so funny..... I
    > cannot believe someone is actually playing on this garbage cans.
    >
    > Nir Brener.


    Why? Have you ever heard these or the (simmilar) North drums?
    I haven't either, but I would be curious to know how they do sound.

    There is no rule that a drum has to be made of wood or brass,
    that the shell needs to be cylindric,
    and that drummers and drum manufacturers must stick to traditions.

    Be open, be curious.

    T.

  15. > Be open, be curious.
    >
    > T.
    >


    Drill big ass holes in your drums....

    PP
  16. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "Pete Pemberton" <bfpemberton@fuse.net> wrote in message
    news:3f463a2a$0$52137$a0465688@nnrp.fuse.net...
    >
    > > Be open, be curious.
    > >
    > > T.
    > >

    >
    > Drill big assholes in your drums....
    >


    ( )*)

    Like this?

    Glenn D.
  17. nick amoroso

    nick amoroso Guest

    "tony muler" wrote:

    >
    >naknir wrote:
    >> ROTFL and then again and again!!!!! My god, this is so funny..... I
    >> cannot believe someone is actually playing on this garbage cans.
    >>
    >> Nir Brener.

    >
    >Why? Have you ever heard these or the (simmilar) North drums?
    >I haven't either, but I would be curious to know how they do sound.


    i have, and they sound like complete garbage.

    peace,
    :nick amoroso:
    professional drums and instruction
    proud endorser of silver fox drumsticks
    -----
    "punching stuff rules" ~ dan radin
    "click click bloody click pancakes!" ~ stewie
  18. Tony Muler

    Tony Muler Guest

    Pete Pemberton wrote:
    >>Be open, be curious.
    >>
    >>T.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Drill big ass holes in your drums....


    Could you please tell me what this posting is supposed to say?

    Thank you
    T.
  19. nick amoroso

    nick amoroso Guest

    >
    >Pete Pemberton wrote:
    >>>Be open, be curious.
    >>>
    >>>T.
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> Drill big ass holes in your drums....

    >
    >Could you please tell me what this posting is supposed to say?
    >
    >Thank you
    >T.
    >


    nothing to a newcomer who doesn't know the on-going joke.

    you're welcome. :)

    peace,
    :nick amoroso:
    professional drums and instruction
    proud endorser of silver fox drumsticks
    -----
    "punching stuff rules" ~ dan radin
    "click click bloody click pancakes!" ~ stewie
  20. Joey Furr

    Joey Furr Guest

    "nick amoroso" <soulbelly@aol.comICAL> wrote in message
    news:20030825185433.11710.00000835@mb-m11.aol.com...
    > >
    > >Pete Pemberton wrote:
    > >>>Be open, be curious.
    > >>>
    > >>>T.
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Drill big ass holes in your drums....

    > >
    > >Could you please tell me what this posting is supposed to say?
    > >
    > >Thank you
    > >T.
    > >

    >
    > nothing to a newcomer who doesn't know the on-going joke.



    You mean RMMP has an


    >
    > you're welcome. :)
    >
    > peace,
    > :nick amoroso:
    > professional drums and instruction
    > proud endorser of silver fox drumsticks
    > -----
    > "punching stuff rules" ~ dan radin
    > "click click bloody click pancakes!" ~ stewie
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