3/01/2015

Spring Cleaning: 1990s 13" Igniter Tom


This is a pretty straightforward Taiwanese-made 13" tom... ply construction with a simple cream exterior... with functional hardware (missing one tension bolt)... but with lightly-used new-ish Remo Renaissance heads. One side has the overtone dampening addition while the other is a straight-up head. This gives you "two tones" to play with by simply flipping the drum.

Despite its simple trappings, this is a pretty good-sounding tom with a nice, fundamental sound. It's not cluttered at all. This is one of the drums I used heavily on Living in the Future.




As far as I've been able to tell, most of this "Igniter" brand stuff was made in the 90s. It's perhaps a little older, though, considering the wear.

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