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Tama 2-Piece High-pitch Octoban Set
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      Tama 2-Piece High-pitch Octoban Set (418014)
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Progressive percussion for your kit.

One of TAMA's first original percussion instruments, TAMA Octobans have been played by progressive players from Simon Phillips to Stewart Copeland to Mike Portnoy. Octobans change pitch by using shell length instead of shell diameter. The 6" diameter drum shells can be tuned melodically and are available in low and high pitch sets.

This 2-piece octoban set includes a stand.



Tama 2-Piece High-pitch Octoban Set Specifications:

  • One 6" x 11" octoban
    One 6" x 11-3/4" octoban


Tama 2-Piece High-pitch Octoban Set

Wood hoops - 30 day warranty.
All hardware (metal hoops) and shell finish - One year warranty.
Shells - 5 year warranty.

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  • Sound great, worth the $

    As reviewed by Tim Gilbride on 6/7/2010

    The first time I ever heard Tama octobans was when I listened to Mike Portnoy on Dream Theater's Systematic Chaos album. I immediately loved the sound. I don't have them, but have played them a lot. I hope to buy some soon. If you are thinking about getting the cheaper Ddrum decabons instead, don't. They are of way worse quality in both construction and sound. The Tamas blow them out of the water. If you are looking for a great sounding expansion to your set, look no further.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Tama Octobons?

    As reviewed by Daniel Kish on 9/13/2010

    Seriously, some of the best add ons to my kit. I am EXTREMLEY happy with the outcome of buying these octo's. If youre looking for something to add on thats no too expensive but has amazing quaility youve found it. Pick yourself up a pair of these and sound like mike portnoy instently. Jokes aside, they are an amazing addition to any inspiring drummers kit.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Save Your $

    As reviewed by Chris Leach on 4/12/2011

    Having owned 2 sets of octobans over the last 20 years, I can point out their pitfalls including Tama's refusal to make any improvements to them since their inception. To begin with, they still utilize that atiquated, concert tom style clip mount which makes it impossible to position the drums independently of eachother. Compare that to the new ddrum version which utilize modern tom mounts like any other acoustic drum. The octoban shells themselves are in dire need of an overhaul. They are still constructed of fragile, lightweight fiberglass. This poses a sreious problem, since the low profile hoops increase the liklihood of accidentally striking the bearing edge of the drum. Once damaged, they cannot be repaired. I don't know whether or not the ddrum shells are any better, but @ half the price of the Tamas such losses would be much easier to absorb. The only changes these drums have seen are the omission of the Tama i.d. badges and the occasional updates of the stand and lugs to match the exsisting hardware line. I purchased my octobans when there were no alternatives available. Yes they sound cool, but ddrum's 50% lower price tag, superior mounting hardware and a choice of 10 octives, compared to Tama's 8, make the octobans obsolete.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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