The Muppet Sound Trap Drum Set
Noble & Cooley Co.
When I was a young lad of four years old, my grandparents on my mother's side gave me a gift that changed my life, and consequently all of those within earshot. That gift, The Muppet Sound Trap Drum Set, would pave the way for a love of percussion, and in general, instruments and music. It was the introduction to this toy drum which ultimately led me to guitar, piano, brass instruments, and more.
Though I received mine Christmas of 1981, it turns out this particular set had been around since 1977, when it was first released by Noble & Cooley Co. Company, a company established and still around since 1854! While they released this particular "toy", they're definitely an established brand for drum related equipment.
This was interesting to me because I quite honestly have never heard of them. For me, I tend to lean towards Pearl, Tama and Zildjian. To make sure I wasn't crazy, I did a search for best known percussion brands, and N&C didn't show up on any top ten lists. At least I don't feel bad for being on the outside of that one.
But I'm far off topic at this point...And now that I think of it, I don't really have mcuh more to say.
As a kid, this was a great gift. I loved playing the drums, even if they sounded hollow and tin based from being a toy. I have a deep appreciation for it because of how it personally impacted my life, and even now, I find myself smiling just staring at it from the memories that I hold dear to me from owning this.
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