DW Buddy Rich kits

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  1. wayne

    wayne Active Member

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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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    RickP Dan RH Jr.

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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 Buddys name in association with these kits .
    These kits morphed into the now excellent DW Classics series kits .
     
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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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    CSR Member since May 2000

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    CSR Member since May 2000

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    It may a bit of a one-trick pony, but I like riding that pony.

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    CSR Member since May 2000

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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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    CSR Member since May 2000

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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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    Vistalite Black Ludwigs in the Basement

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    I'm searching for vintage Buddy Rich-endorsed Synsonics.
     
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    And this is the "fantasy game show" Lombardi was referring to.

     
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