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My rehearsal room mate moved it so now I have the whole space to myself.
Jazz kit and rock kit set up simultaneously so I can practice both country AND western. :)
Maybe the big kit needs couple of splashes to make it really over the top.

All the cymbals are Funch
Smaller kit currently has 20" Elvin Jones tribute, 23" Classic and 20" Spizzichino tribute and 14" Old K clone hats.
Bigger kit has 20" vintage A tribute, 22" Old K IIIB clone and 18" old k clone and 15" Nefertiti hats.

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My Pearl Masters Custom Studio 12”, 14”, 16”, 18”BD with Nicky Moon mods.

14” Zildjian Field cymbals
20” Paiste Dry Dark ride
22” Sabian Apollo ride
22” Sabian Monarch ride with rivets
All hammered and relathed.
 

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I recently found this bird's-eye photo that was taken at a high-school Halloween dance my band played in October of 1972. (Apologies for the poor photo quality.)

Cymbals from left to right:
• 14" A Zildjian Hi-Hats (not New Beats)
• 18" A Zildjian Thin Crash
• 8" A Zildjian Paper-Thin Splash (completely obscured by 18" crash)
• 6" A Zildjian Paper-Thin Splash
• 13" Italian (no-name) Thin Crash
• 15" Paiste Standard Crash (above)
• 20" A Zildjian Medium Ride (below)
• 16" A Zildjian Medium-Thin Crash (above)
• 20" A Zildjian Swish (below)

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And the legendary frog green Gretsch kit? BD is 10 lugger that used to have no spurs?

Yup! The faux round badge mutant caddy green frogs. They are orphan SSBs with a converted floor tom as the bass drum, and yes it is 10 lugs.

As they were before I got them:


I added period correct spurs and a rail mount:
 

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What snare is that? 8x14?

Good eye. It is indeed 14 x 8. Pretty sure its a one off made by Paul Bleifuss who built drums in the early aughts. Eight ply maple with an inner play of fiberglass that was originally made for a symphonic drummer in San Diego but made its way to a good friend and on to me who have exchanged it back and for a few times. Great sensitivity, tone, projection, etc but probably my favorite snare for jazz and amazing for brushwork.

 

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Good eye. It is indeed 14 x 8. Pretty sure its a one off made by Paul Bleifuss who built drums in the early aughts. Eight ply maple with an inner play of fiberglass that was originally made for a symphonic drummer in San Diego but made its way to a good friend and on to me who have exchanged it back and for a few times. Great sensitivity, tone, projection, etc but probably my favorite snare for jazz and amazing for brushwork.

Beautiful drum. First time I heard a Bleifuss was opening for George Sluppick’s (Sluprock) band at the time (Robert Walter’s 20th Congress), and we shared a kit (his beautiful Rogers kit). I’ve actually only seen a few since, was always intrigued.
 

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Beautiful drum. First time I heard a Bleifuss was opening for George Sluppick’s (Sluprock) band at the time (Robert Walter’s 20th Congress), and we shared a kit (his beautiful Rogers kit). I’ve actually only seen a few since, was always intrigued.
Thanks. George is who I got this snare, aka "Big Brown" from.
 


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