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A CT Man Makes World-Class Hand-Crafted Cymbals in His Basement
The drumset is a 20th century invention. Sure, in the very late 19th century a few crafty New Orleanians decided to earn double for playing the snare drum while kicking the bass drum with their feet, but the concept of a "drum set" as we accept it now — bass drum, snare drum, a few tom-toms of various sizes, foot cymbals and a few on stands, all played by a single drummer — came together with jazz and was standardized vis-à-vis the sounds and media images of rock n' roll.
By Bill Carbone
January 16, 2013