First example I immediately thought of.
Tommy Aldridge was/is a machine.
BOA = POS
I remember California Jam on TV....when I saw BOA, I thought...."How did that crappy band land a drummer like that?"
I played 5B for 20+ years....mostly Regal Tip, then Firth.
I decided to order 5 or 6 pair of VF sticks that I had never tried, just to see if there was something better out there.
I tried to keep the diameter of the 5B but try different lengths, weights, tips, etc.
I rejected all of them except...
A friend of mine has these shells.......1973........he believes they are great and will never part with them.
They do sound good and yes, they are heavy.
Don't know about hardware and I suspect the fiberglass would make refinishing difficult,
Excellent, as expected.
A very nice and heartfelt tribute from one great musician to another.
As a diehard Yes-head, I bought everything they released for many years.
I saw them live (I've lost count) somewhere between 15 to 20 times.
Although I'm a lifelong drummer, every concert where I was...
Both LZ shirts are from the 1973 tour.
Last year there was a guy in Kansas City offering $2,000 for each shirt; he was looking for shirts in "like new" condition.
I doubt those exist.
At SHOWCO, our shirts were actually an item of work uniform and were worn often.....and roadie work ain't easy...
I saw Jimi and the Band of Gypsys in May, 1970.
Four months later, he was gone.
BTW, that silver sparkle Ludwig kit that Mitchell is playing in the photo above is displayed in the Musicians HOF in Nashville.
I saw it there last week. In addition, the Ludwig kit that Shrieve played on the...
Growing up in the 60s and learning to play, I had catalogs from Slingy, Ludwig, and Gretsch.
At that time these drum-makers did not offer various lines of differing quality....they did offer "student" models for less money but all the drums in the catalog were well made and excellent quality...