Monday, April 6, 2009
In the 80's it was damn near impossible to find a band who wasn't making use of Simmons infamous hexagonal drum pads. The synthy drum sounds were just as ubiquitous on the records of the day. Although they are certainly dated-sounding by today's standards, I know a few people who hold the Simmons name in very high regard, if only for the nostalgia of it. So if you're one of those people, you might want to check out this site. In addition to pictures and profiles of most of the Simmons line-up, it contains links, manual, service documents, and some audio demos.
I was kind of surprised to find out that Simmons is still around. Has anyone run into any of their new products? In years of touring all over the world, I can't say I've ever seen any of the new units in use.