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  1. Richie Paradise

    Leedy & Ludwig snare find in the UK shocker.

    I've never been a fan of him. UK drummers of that period I'd put Mitch Mitchell way ahead, and Keith Moon, Bonzo etc.
  2. Richie Paradise

    Rogers ‘72 kit heads and tuning

    I've always called it a '72 Fullerton but I'm sure someone told me they have a different name. Tuning wise they've always been a dream whatever I've put on them. Thin shells that sing. Not the easiest to tell but here's a song where I play the Toms quite a bit (Koko by Duke Ellington)
  3. Richie Paradise

    Remo Drums

    I'd never played one and then over the past couple of years a bunch of Remo stuff has crossed my path. First I was looking after a venue's drums during lockdown and tried repairing what I believe was an Encore. It weighed a ton & doing any work on a battered old house kit was almost fruitless...
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    Rogers ‘72 kit heads and tuning

    I have a similar kit & use Aquarian modern vintage heads on top of the toms and they sound great. Single ply clears on bottom. Very 40s vibe. Also try Remo Vintage Ambassadors for similar. Bass drum has a single ply Aquarian batter & modern vintage reso, no muffling. Love this kit, use it for...
  5. Richie Paradise

    Any Meazzi Hollywood fans in here?

    Agree, my old Fiat was pretty reliable. Alfa’s are notorious for looking great but being unreliable.
  6. Richie Paradise

    Any Meazzi Hollywood fans in here?

    I have a snare that looks great & has a very 60s sound but is a lot like a classic Italian car, IE not working most of the time. I've had the lugs redrilled but I'm still waiting for them to be posted back to me.
  7. Richie Paradise

    Bird's Eye views

    This is me from above with my big 16 piece swing band, Big R Big Band. 14" Istanbul Mel Lewis hi hats 18" Istanbul sizzle ride (used as a crash) 22" Zildjian 'left hand' ride 19" Istanbul Mel Lewis crash ride (used as a crash) Kit is a Rogers in WMP
  8. Richie Paradise

    Vintage Zildjian K stamp date

    Ah thanks chum
  9. Richie Paradise

    Vintage Zildjian K stamp date

    I was asked to give some idea of value to some drums and struck rare gold for the UK. I Found 4 Old Ks. An 18" ride, looks like 40s-50s from the stamp, and likewise with a pair of hi hats. Top hat has a crack but doesn't effect the sound. Ride still has autograph. There was also another older...
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    Vintage Zildjian K stamp date

    some of images on this site are down, is there another resource? I've found some more pies...
  11. Richie Paradise

    Leedy & Ludwig snare find in the UK shocker.

    opps, yes, was rushin to post. Have amended.
  12. Richie Paradise

    Leedy & Ludwig snare find in the UK shocker.

    Don't stumble across these very often in the UK.... A mate's boss died last year leaving a lot of drums behind that his widow wanted an idea about price, though she mainly wants them played by people who'll want them. I won't mention all the bits that were there, though I probably wanted all...
  13. Richie Paradise

    Photos of drummers in movies

    I know a few people into both Slapstick movies & Old timey musicians, I'll ask as they might have some ideas.
  14. Richie Paradise

    Photos of drummers in movies

    All I can see is Ann Margaret :-)
  15. Richie Paradise

    Cowbell slipping, HELP!

    thanks all or the comments. It doesn't seem to matter what I mount the Cowbell on, it always works loose. I think i need to isolate vibrations to the fixing, as the cowbells are either cheap ones (they have the sound that's right), or really old Premier ones without very good fixings. I'll try...
  16. Richie Paradise

    Camco 5000 Pedal

    Nice. I've found one in a need of some love too but I'm struggling to find the motivation. Good luck with the sale.
  17. Richie Paradise

    Cowbell slipping, HELP!

    Chums, every cowbell I've cowbell owned, and every cowbell holder, has let me down. Cowbell always ends up slipping down the mount and you don't get that satisfying donk. I was used to it with the older style cowbells but even newer ones have this problem (a Premier one that sounds perfect)...
  18. Richie Paradise

    Vintage Zildjian K stamp date

    Thank you kindly
  19. Richie Paradise

    Vintage Zildjian K stamp date

    Having never even seen an old K I have had a stroke of luck recently. Bidded on an old fashioned auctioneers website and scored dirt cheap a nice old 70s Premier Royale drum kit which i noticed came with a whole bunch of cymbals, a camco pedal, and masses of old stands (in a pretty rough state...
  20. Richie Paradise

    Were you ever bitterly disappointed by a signature product?

    The Istanbul Mel Lewis cymbals are amazing and is probably why their resale is pretty high. I use the 19" crash ride (as a crash) and the hi hats in my big band (and other gigs, they're great). I also use the 21" sizzle ride a lot with any jazz gigs. I picked up an Istanbul Tony Williams 22"...
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