You don’t think SRV made a pivotal change ?Contemplating this, I guess I wouldn’t make a purchase based solely on who owned the instrument. If money did happen to exist specifically for that reason, I guess it would have to be a snare drum owned by a player who made a pivotal change for every other player. Ringo, Buddy, Tony Williams, and other players upon who’s shoulders everyone else stood. That way, it’s a true historical piece rather than just a sample of ownership. For a different example, I’d take a Strat owned and played by Jimi Hendrix rather than Stevie Ray Vaughn. It would also have to be a useable snare because I don’t like owning shelf dwellers
Coulda been red. Pretty sure I never had a gloss maple, though I did have a satin one. If you really want me to I can send you a link to a photo album of all the drum sets I've owned and maybe that'll jog your memory. No? Didn't think so.Or red? Hard to recall, together with Fitzy you went through most of the finishes
White Satin Flame armada you had at one time. Moment of Silence please.Coulda been red. Pretty sure I never had a gloss maple, though I did have a satin one. If you really want me to I can send you a link to a photo album of all the drum sets I've owned and maybe that'll jog your memory. No? Didn't think so.
That'd be the thing for me-- I even have a hard time keeping an extra snare drum or flat ride I don't use much around the house. I think the "cool" part of owning that stuff would wear off very quickly and the items would soon become a burden. And I'd never want some sort of "trophy room" where I keep all my stuff on display, either. Ew.To answer the original question; no, I wouldn’t. The only thing I lusted for once was Bruford’s Ludwig Super Sensitive from King Crimson ‘s Red era. But then I’m not a collector and to have a drum collecting dust on a shelf I’d never do. So most likely I would have ended up using it.
I hear you. Back in the day (80´s) my fav stick was ProMark 707 hickory. One day I came into the drumshop to buy a brick but then they had "Simon Phillips" all over them. I stopped using them. I was young at the time but I have always had a hard time using signature gear.I would not pay any kind of money for gear that belonged to a famous player. In fact I even struggle to buy gear that is endorsed by some player or has its signature on it!