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Ergonomic marching bass drum

Patent No. 8,669,451

Issued: March 11, 2014
Filed: January 18, 2011
Term Extension: 176 days

Inventor: Kenneth E. Turner

An ergonomic marching bass drum having an angled shell constructed in such a way as to allow the batter (playing) head to be positioned parallel to the shoulders of the performer, rather than perpendicular to them, as is the case with the conventional marching bass drum. In addition, the angled shape and orientation of the shell puts the batter head in a position which is ergonomically comfortable for the performer to play on, since it make possible the use of the conventional matched grip percussion stroke used on virtually all percussion instruments.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/296,195, filed Jan. 19, 2010, entitled "Ergonomic Marching Bass Drum". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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