SKF NOTE: Remo Belli was a unique inventor of products meant to improve drummers’ lives. If is inventing was limited to the plastic drumhead — he would still be remembered as one of the music world’s greats.
Along with successes, inventors sometimes come up with ideas that don’t catch on with the public. Pre-Tuned drumheads on PTS drumsets is a case in point. Louis Bellson‘s endorsement notwithstanding, this 1984 idea didn’t catch on. Perhaps it let to the creation of other more successful Remo products.