Received my Tama Dyna-Sync hihat stand yesterday. Here are a few first thoughts:
Extremely well built
Simple operation and user friendly
Very direct and powerful action
Very precise feeling and achieving a strong chick is a breeze.
Extremely smooth on the upstroke and no “clunk” whatsoever even...
I’ve had a 20” Tama Starclassic Gong drum for over a year now and used it quite a bit. It came shipped with an 22” Evans EQ4 head which wasn’t to my liking so I changed to a clear Remo Emperor head. The drum sounded nice but I kinda expected more “thunder” i.e. punch and projection. Just a few...
I just added this snare drum to my arsenal; Tama SLP 5x14” 6 ply 6mm Hickory. 2.3 triple flange steel hoops, brass tube lugs. I hardly ever play drums shallower than 6” so I kind of wrote it off .... until I played one. Clarity, crunch, dynamics, huge tuning range and super sensitive. The big...
I decided to use the abundance of time I have these days to try out something new, or should I say old? Remo black dots top and bottom a’la Charlie and Tony. Great tone, attack, somewhat shorter note (which I like). Dig the looks also. I haven’t used black dots on toms since the 80’s. The...
Ran into some old pics of my former Brady Jarrah ply kit in Wandoo Burl
Snares: 12x7” She-Oak block, 12x5.5” Jarrah ply, 14x5.5” Jarrah ply
This kit I sold to forum member RIDDIM back in 2006 if my memory serves me right. This was my main kit 1992 - 2006.
I need something to lift my spirits these days.
How about we post what we are up to on the drums (or whatever) these days.
I was teaching on-line today and after I finished I fooled around with the Yamaha EAD and made a little recording.
I would love to hear some little clips from you folks...
Ginger Baker, one of the most innovative and influential drummers in rock music, has died at the age of 80.
A co-founder of Cream, he also played with Blind Faith, Hawkwind and Fela Kuti in a long and varied career.
Got these today:
Tama Starphonic Copper 7x14” snare. Delightful drum.
An 18” Tama Star Walnut floor tom to “finalize” my Walnut kit. Now it’s 10”12”14”16”18”22”
And finally a 14x20” custom made Gong drum to match my Starclassic Maple kit.
The SLP kit is not mine but it sounds nice; warm...
Love the Inde strainer. Put one on my restored Ludwig NOB and replaced the bulky Dunnett strainer on one of my fav metal snares; the Dunnett 2N stainless. It protrudes 20mm less than the Dunnett and is a lot lighter. Heaven!
10 years ago I was given this 5x14” 10 lug Ludwig 2 piece heavy brass with dual parallel snare mechanisms. It was in a very poor state; both mechansims were missing parts and bent, rods were bent and/or missing, clips were broken and/or missing etc. Shell and lugs were in decent state although...