"That Fella" was probably Bob Yeager and "the drum shop" was probably the Hollywood Professional Drum Shop. I'm sure Bob knew Jim pretty well and wasn't ripping him off.I always liked listening to Keltner talk, he has an old timey cadence to him that he must have brought over from Oklahoma to Sin City. That Fella at the drum shop must have been like; Ok Jim, you wanna trade this engraved vintage Black Beauty for a plastic drum, anything you want son, your ear is gonna make me some money.
Unlikely a pdp. He gets custom stuff from DW and likely used those lugs on something. I saw an aged kit he had one time. Looked like a relic’ed fender .Cool story. Love his playing and Josie of course (although I always thought that was Purdie!). Seen J.K. many times with many good bands.....he is always solid and great for the music without overshadowing and I don't ever recall a drum solo.
Interesting he has a PDP snare - bubinga? It sounded metallic when he played it......thank you!
Peckinpah didn't want the Dylan song in the film and left it out of the first cut. Great story from Keltner how Dylan turned up, very low key, to track the song live on the sound stage. When he played and sang, many of the crew were in tears - even Keltner. He was playing with tears streaming down his cheeks. No wonder. One of the greatest pieces of cinematic writing ever. Love Keltner. Check him out on this album: