Recent content by Patrick

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    Die Cast Hoops

    I put together a homemade black nickel snare with a pair of Premier DC hoops. Sounds great and polishes up beautifully It is my favorite snare.
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    Lighter pedals and stands with vintage drums..what do you use?

    I'm not winning the hardware weight battle. I use a nice light Tama Camco pedal as my regular pedal. I have a couple of Speed Kings--one very nicely refurbished--but I have sort of fallen out of love with them. I don't know how many of them I went through over the years. I use a mishmash of...
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    60's Trixon or Vox - whats the vibe like?

    I have a set of Luxus set up in one of my regular rehearsal spaces. Just the Toms and kick, no Trixon snare. I like their sound.Nice open sound with good definition and plenty of frequency to play with or muffle per your tastes. To my ears they don't sound like my Gretsch or Ludwig kits. Hard to...
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    pre serial 20" Paiste 602 med. ride

    You done good.
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    Hayman sighting: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

    I think it was polyurethane on the interiors. I did that once to my old orphan Ludwig kit. Sparked up the kick and toms. Folks used to borrow them for recordings.
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    Your latest cymbal purchase.....

    This past fall I bought a Paiste 602 20” Ride, “Outline” stamp Black Label with Paiste polished out, only “Formula 602” remains Serial number 308027 I think this represents a 1973 cymbal. Nice cymbal for a lot of situations, though my other go to ride is a Zildjian K Pre-Aged Dry Light Ride and...
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    Hardware bag

    I like protection racket for my drum cases. I used their hardware cases for quite a few years, with no probs but the general sagging of the hardware case and the eventual failure of the zippers--all sped on by my own overstuffing the bags. I have moved on to the Ahead Hardware Sleds. They are...
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    OT: The Sax instead of guitar solo.

    One of my favourites: and one more: I played with a sax player who came up through the 60's playing the sharp (guitar) keys, this isn't typical for sax players working traditionally in the flat keys. I recall when he came on board with one of my bands, he said, "Last one hired, first one...
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    Was the Late Johnny Hutch the Beatles' First Choice to Replace Pete Best?

    Yeah , The Fourth Beatle is on my list as well. Not cheap though , $70 Cdn. Apparently it does a good accounting of their struggles to land a good drummer. Something like 24 before Ringo, but that probably incorporates a bunch of one offs.
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    New Tama Direct Drive pedal

    Very interesting. I'll have to keep my eye out for one. My Yamaha Direct Drive Flying Tiger pedal is one of my favourite pedals (which came with a big felt beater), after an Asba Caroline (strap drive).
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    Gear that lasts

    I have a lot of heavy duty Pearl stands that have held up almost too well--I wish they were lighter. I have a mish mash of lighter stands from DW and Ludwig that I don't particularly trust, mostly because of the light grade connections to the posts. I wish I didn't like and trust heavier...
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    Who Gigged On New Year's Eve?

    I had two gigs: The first was an easy 2-3 gig where we played and sang unplugged. (Piano, bass, drums, five singers.) Later on, I played a community hall gig with a good country band. The floor was full from the first note. I love playing for dancers. Got home by 2pm.
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    Sonny Payne fun

    I thought the grumbling about Sonny Payne's drumming came from within the band. I know I've seen the quotes somewhere along the line--probably the horn players. He was brilliant with the band.
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    Ann Lantree RIP