tom tom

tom toms

A tom tome, or tom, is a drum without snares having wooden shells and two heads. Pairs or several tom toms, mounted on drumsets and known as rack toms, are commonly used in popular music such as jazz and rock. They're typically played with drum fills. The floor tom – the deepest tom on a drum-kit, usually sits upright on 3 legs, although it may also be mounted on a cymbal stand.