HIGH-TECH Variable Pitch TALKING DRUMS
TALKING DRUMS with FOOT-ACTION PITCH CONTROL
Drum or Percussion Setup
NEW DIMENSIONS in PERCUSSION
Like 'EmB. RAD PERCUSSION
Floyd, VA 24091
All B. Rad VP High Tech Talking Drums AKA the "TALKIT" VP Drum's
have a Variable Pitch Mechanism which is operated by a foot pedal connected to the drum via a mechanical power transmission cable.
The drums mount on a stand or rack, leaving both hands totally free to play it and your other drums. It is quickly and easily set-up and broken down and adjusted.
The heads are simple and fast to replace.
Rad VP Drums are designed to meet the needs of contemporary drummers and
B.Rad VP Drums are all Excellent Solo Instruments.
Rad High Tech Talking Drums are owned and played by many Pro Drummers
Percussionists such as Bashiri Johnson, Mickey Hart, Emil Richards, Pat
Mastelotto, Brannen Temple, Matt Chamberlain, Joe
Bonadio , Will Calhoun , Jason Hann and Bernhard Schimpelsberger.
B. Rad High Tech Talking Drums are based on the classic African "Talking Drum" which is built with an hourglass shaped wooden body carved out of a log. These African "Talking Drums" are played with one stick and one bare hand, while the cords which run from one head to the other are squeezed inward by being held under one arm. This squeezing action changes the drums pitch very quickly creating unusual and varying sound effects.
Rad VP Drums use the same principles involved in making the "Talking
Rad VP Drums mount on an L-Rod stand or Rack
Check out our latest Standard VP Cam Pedal at the bottom of this page http://www.b-radpercussion.com/NewPage1.htm
B. Rad VP 10" Stick Model
features of this drum are it’s deep bass and wide range
For it’s size (10" x 24") the bass is astounding. With the
it’s open position the heads are very loose. This looseness
the bass response of this drum body size, emits a deep
“thwack” wet sound
bass note when struck. With the footpedal lightly
the wet sound dissapears and a deep resonance appears. This resonance
with the drum up to the top end of it’s upper range.
"B. Rad VP Hand Drums""Shape the Sounds with your Hands!"
B. Rad VP Drums are also available in 2 Screamin' Hand Drum Models; a 10" model(at right) and the brand new 6"model (see below). These models use goatskin heads and the rims are contoured. Hand drummers will be surprised at the way sounds can be shaped, using both hands to play the drum, while one foot controls the pitch variation. Turn a slap into a pitch changing ricochet sound.
Pitch range is wide, from deep bass to screaming slap highs.
The B. Rad VP Hand percussion models are an innovative addition for percussion setups and are distinctive solo instruments.
The B. Rad VP 6" Stick Model
The 6" Stick Model is the most affordable and easiest to play drum
of the B.
VP line. This drum has 6" synthetic heads and is 20" tall and is at
time offered in a stick model.
It Cuts!Listen to an MP3
in mind that these drums are custom built and handmade in the USA.
NOTE:Because of increases in materials prices, and other factors all drum prices went up as of 11-1-2014.
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