Among other things, he was able to do this with his 13" hi-hats and the help of Tama’s innovative 1978 creation: Octobans, a set of eight (octo) 6"-diameter, single-headed drums distinguished by long, tube-like shells of varying lengths, which determined the pitch of each drum. Copeland made profuse use of, and did much to popularize, these and other similarly new products debuting at the time.more
:I’m sure many of you may be curious to know what my gear and setup is, so I wanted to break down my always-evolving kit for you. I use a Tama Artstar II (clear acrylic) with four Octabans; 10?, 12?, 13?, 14? toms; 16? and 18? floor toms; and a 24? kick. I use Tama kick pedals, 14? Zildjian hi-hats (K top), two 18? Zildjian Rock crashes, an 18? Zildjian Medium crash, a 20? Zildjian K ride, two 22? Zildjian Chinas (High right/Low left), a sixty-one-key modified keyboard on my left, and a thirty-seven-key modified keyboard on the right.:more
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