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DubiousDubs's review - Remo ER-0008-00

This is a review of the 8” remo roto tom I purchased as a 3 piece set featuring the 6”, 8”, and 10”. I love this remo 8” roto tom because it embodies all the necessities of a good tom, without the high costs typical in creating a typical octobon or tom-tom shell. As with the 6”, it is light, maneuverable and goes well when paired with the 6 and 10 in adding to shape a set to a fuller tone. As I stated with the 6”, I especially like how simplistic the design is, as with most things, this allows for less breaking parts, less configurable disasters mid session, and quicker set up times in the studio and live gigging.

In a simple way, this is exactly what it claims to be. Don’t be fooled, this roto-tom packs a good sound, and will add to any set. It is also really usable in other situations as well, say for instance you need to play some atmospheric thunder sounds, a quick spin of the head and a grab of some mallots will ensure you have the right sound.

Honestly, there is no down-side to this roto-tom, it is cheap, made nice, goes well on it’s own even if purchased without the accompanying 6 or 10 inch counterparts. No extra stuff necessary (works great with a standard drum tuning key) and sound fantastic. I’ve never had to muffle the 6” but I did find it necessary to put a towel over the 8” when playing my floor tom for the ride instead.

Also, It should be mentioned that those who are looking for a good roto-tom should be fine with a unit like this one, I personally rarely if ever use it for such endeavours, I really use it when playing Alex Van Halen stuff, Rush stuff, and early Genesis progressive arena rock infused stuff.