Charlie Watts - Almost Late to the Game Early Live Spot on Ed Sullivan

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Did he use any muffling on his bass drum in the early or mid 60’s? Did any drummers use zero muffling on there bass drums back then?
 

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I noticed that he and Ringo hit the snare like this. Almost laying into the drum. Alex Van Halen does this too. I hit a lot of rim shots but my hand always come up from the snare. I think I would get shock in my arm hitting the drum like that. Obviously this technique works fine for all of them. Very cool video!
Max Weinberg hits like that as well (and he's had umpteen surgeries on his hands)
 

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Did he use any muffling on his bass drum in the early or mid 60’s? Did any drummers use zero muffling on there bass drums back then?
I know some drummers were running a felt strip through the heads back then.
 
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