I have my reservations about this movie,
however, I highly recommend having a listen to Roger Taylor's drum solo from
Keep Yourself Alive - from Live at the Hammersmith Odeon Christmas Eve 1975
His single stroke rolls are amazingly even
Hopefully this link works
Here is the Night at the Opera Kit
Early 70's Ludwig mahogany 13" thermogloss
Early 70 Ludwig 26 " (?) bass - maple thermogloss with mahogany hoops
Early 70's Ludwig thermogloss floor toms 16 " + 20" (?)
Premier Lock Fast Tom mount
missing from the kit is the 14 x 14 (?) Meazzi floor tom which...
IMO Roger Taylor's two most interesting drum kits were
Early 1970's Ludwig 13 / 16 / 18 / 24 finished in either black panther or black cortex
This kit was probably used to record the album Queen I
A Night at the Opera Kit
This was mostly a singles kit put together from early 1970's Ludwigs...
Suggest single ply heads with a textured coating.
The question is which ones ?
Modern Ludwig heads seem to be quite good
However, modern Ludwig heads seem to difficult to find and are expensive.
I guess the obvious question is
which heads did Ringo use when he appeared on Ed Sullivan ?
Here is a pair of reproduction Ludwig small arc spurs.
These are made from 5/16" stainless steel
and the length is 12" or slightly longer.
Cost is $26 US + $9 US shipping from Ottawa, Canada.
Payment from the US is by a US International Post Order
Sorry not set up for paypal or EMT
The night your band was scheduled to play here in Ottawa,
we just arrived back in Ottawa, after vacationing in PEI (the east coast of Canada).
I had one foot inside the door, and my Mom phoned and said there is a bad storm on the way.
After getting off the phone, I went out side, and...
To add - I'm old enough to remember the Beatles playing on Ed Sullivan.
With reference to the Beatles, my parents considered them a fad and questioned
" How long do you think they will last for ? "
54 years latter ...
Did you see my post above ?
You've got to hear my 14 x 24" Leedy and Ludwig, with a calf skin on the resonant side,
and an Evans EQ1 on the batter side, to even believe it.
Dave's drum shop here in Ottawa, has a 14 x 22" Leedy & Ludwig bass drum, finished in Aqua Blue Glitter.
Not sure the...
Love the farm land in Britain.
I'd die happy if I had a view and the moderate climate like you have.
We were in Exmore National Park last summer and it was heaven.
As for Premier drums - the shells were beautifully and made from birch.
The chrome plating on the hardware was miles better...
Jazz Drum Guy,
By any chance did you buy the 12 / 14 / 20 WFL blue sparkle drum kit from Dave ?
If so, I bought the 12 and 14 shells from Cherie Willoughby drums, a ton of effort went into re building them.
Note the WFL floor tom has 14" diameter but is 16" in length.