to the RotoTom introduced 1968. The RotoTom, a tune-by-rotating, shell-less drum are featured in the 1968 catalog. Originally there were only 6”, 8” and 10” models, as they were made from parts from tunable practice pads. The pitch range of the three sizes was 2 1/3 octaves, from low C Bass Clef to E 4th space Treble Clef. Link in bio to learn more⠀
In 1970, Shelly Manne used RotoToms extensively on movie soundtracks as well as the Daktari and Hawaii Five-O TV series. The drums became an essential sound effect for studio percussionists.