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Earthchild
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So far out-o-da-loop

I can't even find the rope!
Sep 18th, 2012 09:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lately I've been getting some volume complaints from some venues I've been playing even when we have the amps and PA rolled back leaving me to believe that I am the culprit. I have a tendency to want to play things with the same intensity that they were recorded so things like The Who or Foo Fighters comes off kind of heavy on the drums. I found a Pearl Rhythm Traveler in a pawn shop this week so I'm going to try them on my next gig. They have a surprisingly deep tone with less projection than a full sized kit. Wish me luck.
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garp
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Connecticut USA

Drive west on Sunset to the sea
Sep 19th, 2012 02:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

*Luck*. (;oD

I’ll be interested to learn whether or not the Rhythm Traveler kit fulfills your mission. I’ve always equated batter-only toms with mega-volume, but admittedly, I’ve never experimented.

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Sep 19th, 2012 03:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good luck indeed Earthchild! Hope they work out for ya. Please keep us posted.

Earthchild
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So far out-o-da-loop

I can't even find the rope!
Sep 26th, 2012 10:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The rhythm traveler worked great for rehearsal tonight. Friday I'll be using it in a ballroom at the Hilton and Saturday at a bar. If it cuts these 2 gigs, my load-in is gonna be a lot easier from now on.
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Lazmo

Oz

Sep 27th, 2012 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I hope they cut it... less load-in is always better.



Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Sep 27th, 2012 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The RT is a cool little kit. I think they sound very good. You can always mic up for larger venues if needed.

I get to play my 'lil '60s Rogers 4 piece kit this Sunday at a small club gig. 16x20, 8x12 & 16x16 with a home built maple snare. I am so jazzed to have a drum gig for a change of pace.

Earthchild
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So far out-o-da-loop

I can't even find the rope!
Oct 19th, 2012 05:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The kit passed the test. Plenty of volume and punch but no complaints from the band, audience or management. I used them in a ballroom, a large bar and a small bar. The only complaint was from my g/f because the toms didn't sound as full as they usually do.
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garp
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Connecticut USA

Drive west on Sunset to the sea
Oct 21st, 2012 03:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool — thanks for the feedback. One of the bands for which I play bass will be performing at a *tiny* venue in December, so I mentioned the Rhythm Traveler kit to our drummer. He hadn’t heard of it previously.

Lazmo

Oz

Oct 21st, 2012 10:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The fact that your gal can hear the difference, means she's a keeper.


busta string
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Oct 31st, 2012 02:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yo Ec;
how does the Pearl RT compare w/ your
Yamaha travel kit (the yellow ones) ?

busta

Earthchild
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So far out-o-da-loop

I can't even find the rope!
Nov 6th, 2012 08:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Busta, the Yamahas have better tone because of the bottom heads but the RT is louder with a fuller sound.
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greg1948
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Basking Ridge, NJ,

Jan 24th, 2013 06:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This kit could be just what I'm looking for. I need portability so I've been considering electronic (as in my electronic vs acoustic thread) but all being equal in ease of loading, I'd prefer acoustic. Question then, do the tom shells nest within each other?

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