Drummers That Didn’t Switch Endorsements

Mcjnic

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Marking 100 topics on this post, I wonder why it matters to people? Would it have been better for me to have stayed in the same job for 45 years with no chance to take some of the opportunities that took me all over the world?

Is there some idea that it's better to be loyal than to be Buddy Rich?

I don't get it.

Not sure we are complimenting the artists for staying with one company.
I believe we are pointing out the rarity of it?
Not "better" ... just very unusual.
Most enjoy the variety that life offers, as you've stated.
I know I sure have.
 

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The great Carl Palmer has been with PAISTE for 50+ years!
 

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Jaimoe, Todd Sucherman and Jon Fishman all had brief relationships with Ayotte.
 

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I love these threads. I’ll throw my little stupid question in…

Who held the shortest period of time with a brand? Call it “for a minute” category!

Vinnie with Ludwig. Or?
Erskine with DW?

My vote is with Vinnie! As a side note, he also “endorsed Heuer", which were basically Gretsch drums with his edges, no?

Oh, and in reality, I’m guessing Carmine is probably the winner……….
 
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I read that somewhere... :)
I've seen videos of him playing Paistes with Montrose and Jean Luc Ponty and finally, he used them on Journey's "evolution" album and tour (but he used a 24" ping on that album from what I can hear). Nothing has a bell like a big ping ride!



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Tommy Aldridge - Yamaha

Ian Paice - Pearl

both 40 years plus with the same brands

Ian Paice played Ludwig during the first Deep Purple period (1968-1976), and I think also afterwards with Whitesnake. With Gary Moore (early 80s) and after reformation of Deep Purple, he played Pearl until now.

More important: he played Paiste cymbals very early on and is an official Paiste endorser since June 1971. These 50+ years put him quite high in that list, I guess.

 
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I love these threads. I’ll throw my little stupid question in…

Who held the shortest period of time with a brand? Call it “for a minute” category!

Vinnie with Ludwig. Or?
Erskine with DW?

My vote is with Vinnie! As a side note, he also “endorsed Heuer", which were basically Gretsch drums with his edges, no?

Oh, and in reality, I’m guessing Carmine is probably the winner……….

Matt Chamberlain would have to be on that list. Ludwig/Gretsch/A&F/Yamaha and Istanbul Agop/Sabian/Paiste all pretty quick in succession.
 

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Jaimoe, Todd Sucherman and Jon Fishman all had brief relationships with Ayotte.
I don’t believe that Fishman has ever been an endorser of any brand, he’s played: Eames, Ayotte, Noble and Cooley, Gretsch and looks like Tama Star currently, along with a Ludwig snare usually. He mixes these drums up all the time too, for a long time he played the N&C Tom’s with Gretsch bass drum.
The same goes for his cymbals - mix of Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Istanbul and Wuhan.
 

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Nick McBrain
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Phil Collins and the late Frankie Banali were a few of the first Sabian “switchers”
 


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