I own a ‘74 Niles Slingerland kit.
The snare - a Krupa COB - is really great and underrated.
The drums from the kit are also really nice, though I had the chrome wrap removed after too many years of abuse, and asa result, the edges are also redone.
But...Slingerland hardware from that era...
Put them on my DWs yesterday and am having a heck of a time getting them to sound good - nice round tone.
I’m not going to pretend I’m a tuning pro, but I haven’t had a hard time with any other heads on these drums.
Anyone using these? Any and all suggestions appreciated. Thank you.
Or the start of a nice trip to Europe :-)
Or a fun week in a U.S. city (ok, maybe not NYC or SF).
But....a vacation nonetheless!
I am amazed I have so little interest in acquiring gear any more. If I get something, it's only because I got rid of something else.
Good luck with the new...
After working full-time for 39 years, i’m headed to semi-retirement on March 15.
I’m going do some to coaching and consulting for a bit for income, but otherwise, l’ll be doing the house stuff, will have a little more drum practice time and the chance to work on some personal projects.
No one flipped out when I switched to Paiste after 30+ years playing Zildjian.
We all change and hear things differently.
Carter is still going to sound like Carter and the GW drums are still going to sound great.
On may back to Chicago from taking my daughter to college one September, I came across Jim at a rest stop on Highway 80 with his wife.
I said hello and told him I recognized him seeing him at the Chicago Drum Show. He was very gracious though he said I was wearing the wrong hat (Craviotto).
On the first list, I listen to about half. Can't say they're in regular rotation, but they're pretty good.
Of the new bands on the 2nd list, I don't have an emotional connection with any of them. A lot of the music doesn't grab me.
I find myself gravitating to bands with elements of blues and...
Yup, this is one of the difficult things about adulthood...watching your parents age and be in need of care.
Good your folks aren't like my father was...in denial and not doing anything about it until his Alzheimer's took over and the "job" of moving was on my mom's shoulders with my...