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- Apr 4, 2013
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Hmmmm. Black Chrome wrap became a thing again in late 2019.I can't wait for them to do a ton of research, come up with a viable design, spend months and months on prototypes...then have the purists take a dump on them. I imagine they're bracing themselves for that.
I'm Team DW all the way on this, which is ironic because apart from their hardware, I'm not particularly a DW guy. I think if they can get anywhere near the 3-ply or 5-ply sound, with DW quality hardware, they'll have a real winner on their hands.
It's a dang shame they didn't have a Neil Peart Blakrome kit ready to go. While it may be too soon, I can't think of a better tribute.
Hi there MntnMan62!I have to say that when I first got my set (4 piece) as a present from my parents for my bar mitzvah I was excited but looked at them as "just" an entry level set. But over the years as I learned how to play a little bit I came to like them. Their sizes. They way they looked. But most importantly, their sound. And guys who were there to record us used to tell me how great my drums sounded without having to do anything. And I was totally stoked when I found an 9x13 tom to accompany my 8x12. Clearly that's not how the sets were sold back then but the drums are a match. And who can argue about mahogany, birch and maple 3 ply shells. In other words, Slingerland used to make some kick ass drums back in the day. That's my only point.
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I can see that, but I think they might go Gene Krupa and/or Buddy Rich before they go Neil.I'm thinking maybe they could do a Neil Peart tribute slingerland artist model snare ( his 'old faithfull') they would have to do the solid shell version as well, Neil pearts was the 3 ply version so I read online. This should be further in the future though.
Pretty sure Nigel Olsson played 'em for a bit. There's a heap of photos of Charlie Watts playing one of his RK sets live (not with the Stones). Bonham pre-Ludwig, in the New Yardbirds. Carmine Appice, Bernard Purdie, Bun E Carlos, Bev Bevan, Phil Ehart, Barrett Deems, Neal Smith, Mickey Dolenz, Rufus Jones....A lot of Rock guys played Slingerland, I hope they find a way to bring that to light .
I sure hope we get more than WMP kits .
Matt Abts .....
For starters .....