You'll never hear me say one drummer’s array is “better” than another’s. But I do enjoy British drummer Colin Bowden’s argument that there’s more to life than just toms.
Somebody posted this awhile ago and it still makes me smile. In fact this clip thrills me the way drummers used to when I...
A workshop, somewhere in Hamburg, Germany:
“Golly, this steam-bending stuff is hard! How did Herren Noble und Cooley get theirs so perfectly round?!
If I can’t figure out how to sell these castoffs, the Trixon company vill never get off the ground!“
From the World of Genesis fansite:
WOG: By the end of the Genesis We Can't Dance Tour in 1992, you stepped away from working with Phil Collins and Genesis in a touring capacity. What lead to that decision?
CT: The main thing for for me was that my son was turning 13. I started playing drums...
This is the one that breaks my heart. They weren't some upstart who took their chances late in the game. This was a brand that mattered for a long time and found itself on a lot of significant pages in history.
Well, I could try and justify his move to the ride cymbal as "time to back the soloist before I go back to the head tune", but nah, I'm sure he was just trying to demonstrate how the kit works while comping, always with a mind toward selling it.
I'd be the last to say that tuning range...
Caught this the other day and it reminded me of this thread. Is it “great“? Probably not, it’s only an in-store demo, but I thought Old Drummer, that you might find it an interesting contender.
I must admit my first time through it, I was only listening as a Gretsch nerd, and it took me a...
So true! How many times as a young player did I sit down with other musicians, and an elusive, difficult part just sort of “happened” out of me? Suddenly I’d be thinking to myself, “Hey, I’m actually doing it!“
Let’s hear it for collaboration. Then again that’s how those “difficult parts“...
Thanks for that. You got me digging around a little bit, and I found a factory tour presented by the Jim Rupp mentioned in the article, and it does a nice job putting a picture to some of the things we read in your post.
Nice finds. That 301 hoop/clips COB turned my head a short while ago over at Maxwell's. I came so close! Buzzy, vintage, crisp.
Sound file here.
I have enjoyed re-reading this article as a reference, from Modern Drummer. I’m sure it contains its share of over-generalizations, but I think it gives not only a thickness scale you’re looking for, but also good hows and whys behind the different thicknesses...