Book on Italian vintage drums-cymbals, 2nd edition

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Hello vintage drums lovers
here are the contents of the book (with parallel Italian and English text). this is the second edition with a new translation and a richer text.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/67680259@N08/8388069821/in/photostream
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/67680259@N08/8389158160/in/photostream

promo video

here to buy and for information :)
http://www.wakepress.it/ilvintagedellebatterie.html
or write to ordini@wakepress.it

contact me for every question, I will be happy to answer
lucluc72@yahoo.it


I wrote a book on Italian pioneers of drumming, but that's only Italian text. sorry :)

enjoy my FB group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theparadiddlecorner/photos/

thanks
have a nice day
Luca Luciano
http://www.drumsetmag.com/author/luca-luciano/
 

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Really Ron! you studied with the great Stu Martin?
we miss him.
I talked about Stu on the book.
do you have images or something to tell about Stu Martin?
thanks
 

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stopsign70 said:
Really Ron! you studied with the great Stu Martin?
we miss him.
I talked about Stu on the book.
do you have images or something to tell about Stu Martin?
thanks
No pics, but the guy was amazing. He tuned his toms so tight you couldn't turn the rods any more Then he'd let them sit for a few days until the heads stretched out, and he'd crank them even tighter. He called it "seasoning the drums."

The drums were a mix of Hollywood and Gretsch. They sounded absolutely marvelous. And if you know about Stu, you know he played his ass off.
 

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stopsign70 said:
Stu played Gretsch and Hollywod, sometimes both with double bass drums.
then a shot with the Italian drummer and author Andrea Centazzo, Stu plays Ludwig and Hayman
Thanks for those great pics. I sure miss him. He taught me so much. I was just a kid in my 20's, and I was intimidated just being around him. But he was always kind to me and willing to show me anything I needed. We also smoked a few reefers together and just talked about life. (What the hey; it was the 70's). :occasion5:
 

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playing Hollywood drums
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Very interesting content. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

Mike
 

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thanks Mike! maybe someone has some question...
for example, it's clear the Hollywood 14 floor tom that Roger taylor played as second tom (first idea of power tom?) but why I posted Carl Plamer too? :)
 

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The funny thing is, I have a drummer friend who is from Rome, Italy, and he said when he was coming up in the 60's, all the drummers in Rome disdained Hollywood drums and the other Meazzi brands. They all wanted American drums.

But the American jazz guys were all over Hollywood drums. They got deals on them when they were touring over there.

The Hollywoods that I've played were very good. Their pedal floor tom was the bomb!
 

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yes, USA drums were the desire for European people. USA people had curiosity about EU drums
 

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Hi,

Trying to help a friend I'd this snare and bass drum pedal. If anyone has access to these Italian Drum Guides, could you see if they are referenced in there please?

Thanx,

SAZ
 

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