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Klops Drums - Anyone Heard/Used One of These Things?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rockstarbassist, Jan 20, 2011.

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  1. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
  2. Looks... silly.

    This may be superficial, but that website looks like something I made on Geocities in 1997. It's so unprofessional looking that it automatically scared me off from the product, not that I was interested in it in the first place.
  3. That's got to be the worst website I have ever tried to navigate! ...............AAAHHHGGGH!!

    Do you work for them? :D
  4. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    Nope, no affiliation. Just was forwarded the site and since it's supposed to be an all-purpose design, thought I'd ask youse guise... :oops: ;)
  5. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Just discovering these.

    Still trying to understand the design.
  6. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    Is it good for metal?
  7. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State



    Takes "FAIL" to a whole new level.
  8. LowEZ

    LowEZ Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    Central NJ
    <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 4.0">

  9. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Not my thing, but hey, one man's floor is another man's ceiling. Somebody put some time and effort into this project. If you told me 10 years ago somebody would beat up a perfectly good bass body and then sell it as "road worn" at a high price I would have laughed. Actually, I'm still laughing.

    The confusing part is they are called drums but seem to be speaker cabinets. If I were a drummer and saw these I'd be disappointed that I spent time checking it out only to find out that they aren't drums. If I were shopping for speaker cabinets and saw these, I would have thought they were drums (by the name and shape) and would have skipped over the ad. Why not Klops Cabs?

    If there's one thing I've learned on Talkbass, it's that you can take the worst sounding, ugliest bass or amp or whatever and someone will have a club filled with people that think it's wonderful. There really is a home for everything. This just isn't intended for my home.
  10. Klops Kabs seems the obvious choice. Branding is everything.
  11. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    I looked at the site and still don't know what they are. Have they just put a speaker on the end of a tube?
  12. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

  13. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    They seem to be:
    - putting speakers in drum shells
    - then lining them to mute the resonance of said shells.

    I think.

    I'm not getting it, but I will also fess to knowing nothing about cab design.

    They certainly Look interesting.
  14. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I watched the NAMM clip. Apparently, they are made using drum hardware and shells so it's supposed to be an easy change out to switch speakers. Not sure that's a plus as drums require constant adjusting. From what I've read about cabinet building, a tight fit is important. (Like in many other areas in life).

    Another selling point is that the inside of the cabinet is muffled, using the same theory that a kick drum is muffled with pillows. But that is apples and oranges so I'm not sure that's good thinking. Maybe some of the cab designers on this site will pitch in on that subject.

    Another selling point is that each speaker has its own cabinet so you can separate them when you mic and not get bleed from the other speakers. I'm just not convinced that there is a problem with bleed that needs solving.
  15. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I'm fairly certain is a very elaborate troll, complete with a fake website and everything. You've got to appreciate the dedication.
  16. ^That's good.^ Ima need to look at this awful website now.
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  18. I thought it was some kind of Dobsonian mount for a minute there.
  19. "Q"


    Feb 9, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    You have to ask yourself: Will anyone remember Klops Drums 5 years from now?

    My magic 8 ball says "signs point to no".
  20. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC

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