Tam Tam

Power Tooba

Member
I'm looking at buying a Tam Tam to add to our percussion collection.

Does anyone have any advice or thoughts on what would be a good / bad buy? Our percussionists have only ever played a 32" Paiste which they liked but they're not cheap, and cost is an issue for us.

Has anyone any experience of Stagg ones? I found this which is considerably cheaper, http://www.thomann.de/gb/stagg_ttg32_gong.htm but i wonder wether they just aren't up to the job?

Are there any shops that have a few lined up which our perc. boys can have a play with?

Any thoughts welcome.

Thanks
 
Andrew, old adage, you get what you pay for. In my humble opinion a Paiste is the only decent option. We have a percussion plus one and in all honesty it is poor in comparison, sounds like a dinner gong! If you can wait and save and get a Paiste 36" or 38" then do so, you will be glad you did.
Cheers
F&E
 

JoeDrumTech

New Member
In my humble opinion a Paiste is the only decent option.

I agree, Paiste are probably the best ones to go for, other companies like Sabian and Zildjian do good ones too but are more expensive.

I recommend the 34" or 36" ones. 34" is more responsive and easier to warm up.
 

Ali Woodman

New Member
Paiste is the only option in my opinion, the other makes don't even come close. If you can afford it go for a 36 inch, and definately not smaller than 32 inch. Also make sure you budget for a case/bag.

You should also consider which stand your perc guys need. The high round stands are great and allow for the Tam Tam to be raised up (looks good from an audience perspective), the lower more traditional stands take up less space and are great if you have youngsters or short perc players.

I actually prefer the the short stands as you have more control over damping.
 

adamcable

New Member
We're also looking at purchasing a TamTam and stand.
Can anyone pass over a link for a company that sells something suitable please?

Thanks,
Adam
 
We're also looking at purchasing a TamTam and stand.
Can anyone pass over a link for a company that sells something suitable please?

Thanks,
Adam

Same here - funny how we all want one now that nearly all the regional test pieces need them.

Any suggestions welcome
 

Power Tooba

Member
Same here - funny how we all want one now that nearly all the regional test pieces need them.

Any suggestions welcome

Well, the band i'm buying for is a wind band **ducks for cover on brass band forum** so we don't play the test piece, but a lot more of our music recently seems to need one - but the decent ones are just so expensive!
 

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