I had this kit in 14x20, 14x14, 9x13, and 8x12 sizes.
Wonderful drums. The bass drum punched above its size.
A friend and former student has it now and he continues to use it as his primary gigging set.
Thanks for the memories!
I have used them on the top of my snare and toms quite a bit. They sound wonderful at high, low, and medium tunings.
These days I use them on my snares for jazz gigs.
Weather is a factor as others have noted. I recently played an outdoor gig next to a lake. It was warm and humid, and by...
My experience is that the CONS [that I've played and heard] were clanky and harsh compared to the Trads. Nice cymbals but not suited to acoustic music. However, they seem to vary A LOT like all Zildjian products. So I believe there are some very sweet ones out there - it's just tough to find...
I’ve tried retiring a couple times. Just started back with my consulting business.
(1) make sure ‘things’ are in a good state before you retire. Replace devices at end of life, upgrade computers, upgrade/renovate the house, take care of car maintenance, etc. before...
I would love to see your variations.
These are really opening up my playing, i.e “shakes things up”!
In regards to the 10 stroke roll exercises, I think I goofed up.
They should have been rrllrrllrl/rrllrrllrl or llrrllrrlr/llrrllrrlr and rllrrllrrl/rllrrllrrl and...
I imagine Buddy spent a lot of time on the phone with the accountants and booking agents trying to keep his band going day to day.
And then having to keep a bunch of young men focused on the job. Yikes.
Once upon a time I think I was one of the ‘a**holes on the bus’, too - at once immature...