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Apparently you don't need felts on your hi-hat clutch if you're Max Roach

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In my experience, this is what happens when a novice stage hand sets up and disassembles a back-line kit. Wing nuts, wing screws cup washers, and felts go AWOL.
 

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Honestly, Max didn't like 'em, or on cymbal stands.
 

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So you’re actually criticizing one of the fathers of modern jazz drumming because you think he doesn’t recognize that his hi hat stand doesn’t have felt on the clutch.
 

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So you’re actually criticizing one of the fathers of modern jazz drumming because you think he doesn’t recognize that his hi hat stand doesn’t have felt on the clutch.
No, I think he's such a bad ass that he's like, "Felts? We don't need to stinkin' felts." No one's criticizing anyone.
 

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thin

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bottom ok

 
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He must of had some problem with it

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just didn't like it... It's pretty consistent; don't think he carried thin neoprene washers around in his pocket (wouldn't that been something) No article I can find where anyone asked him nor where he brought it up
 

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early and earlier days didn't seem to be concerned..

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can see earlier than that pictures with big felt......but Later on... mmmm nope..


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14 pages 831 Images at Getty link above if You have time
 
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1953 Metronome All Stars (3P BKs)

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yep....... (note: yes back when +/- his diameters similar might had something to do with it in his mind)
 
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