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I remember a lot of kerfuffle when they came out, but i haven,t seen or heard one in action. Has anyone owned or played one of these kits?. Despite the hype, they looked pretty cool.


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CSR has one , as does mtarrani, Just Drums in Toronto had one and I got the opportunity to play it and it was excellent . The kit used Keller Vintage Mahogany shells ( not 3 ply) DW was really trying to capture the Slingerland vibe . They even used reissue Radio King style Lugs on this kit . My understanding is that Cathy Rich put a halt to this line of kits from DW. I assume DW was not giving her any dough or enough dough to use Buddy’s name in association with these kits .
These kits morphed into the now excellent DW Classics series kits .

Edited by RickP, 14 June 2018 - 05:52 AM.

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I own one. Here are a couple of clips:

 


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To me, the Classics have the classiest Badges out there.

The sound is kind of style or era specific, but what they do they do perfectly.
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It may a bit of a one-trick pony, but I like riding that pony.

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Before it comes up again, Buddy did play DWs, albeit briefly. He may have gone that route if DW agreed to ditch the “little clock” lugs, as he called them.

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Before it comes up again, Buddy did play DWs, albeit briefly. He may have gone that route if DW agreed to ditch the “little clock” lugs, as he called them.

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Wow! I never knew that he played DW's. Any idea when or for how long?

Steve


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He played them for a short time in 1982.

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This is an incredible story and I never ever knew that Buddy played one of these early kits.  I would think that they are worth a hell of a lot of money.  


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I'm searching for vintage Buddy Rich-endorsed Synsonics.
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Don Lombardi talked a bit about Buddy and his DWs last year in MD: https://www.moderndr...g-buddy-dw-kit/


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And this is the "fantasy game show" Lombardi was referring to.

 


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