Is that Cindy Blackman in the VW commercial's Das Auto

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In one that's showing now (can't find it on YouTube), she has a little speaking part. Sure looks like her...

This one is a pretty funny commercial.

http://www.youtube.c...atch?v=f99NqyLf ... re=related

In the commercial that I can't find, what look like a USA Maple kit, her bass drum spurs look like Sonor's...
 
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It's a Gr3tsch kit....you can see the badge clearly on the 13...
I love that commercial too...
 

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9Lb Tongue said:
It's a Gr3tsch kit....you can see the badge clearly on the 13...
I love that commercial too...

I thought she endorsed Sonor...uh oh! :? I can't see a badge anywhere, at least not from that low-res YouTube vid...
 
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9Lb Tongue said:
It's a Gr3tsch kit....you can see the badge clearly on the 13...
I love that commercial too...

I thought she endorsed Sonor...uh oh! :?
Unless I saw wrong, I swear the badge was squarish and said Gretsch
 

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That was several years ago when she endorsed Sonor. Once Gretsch came under Kaman's distribution, she went with them. She is a huge fan of Tony Williams, and that probably has a lot to do with it.
 

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The commercial (there are many) I'm referring to clearly shows it's a square badge Gretsch. She even has a small speaking part. That video was on my TiVo and I was pausing. Clearly, they are the curved double braced Sonor spurs on the kick.
 

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I saw that last night. I wasn't sure it was her at first but seeing the Gretsch Custom badge (and that is what it is) on the tom seemed to be the final piece of the puzzle. They could probably find a model that looked like her to use for a commercial but it seems pretty unlikely that they would get the right brand and series of drum set too.
 

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I've seen the TV commercials, it's a great series of commercials...but I haven't seen the one with Cindy drumming yet. You can't make out squat from the YouTube vids, at least as far as what drums are being used...
 

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also saw it on tv and looked for it on you tube with no luck, some other good stuff on there from her though.


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If it is a Gretsch kit with Sonor spurs...her Gretsch RB kit in the new MD has a Yamaha tom mount. So maybe she just doesn't like Gibraltar hardware???
 

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when I saw Kat's foto's from the drum show, I saw Cindy Blackman, and I said the same thing,,,''theres that girl on the VW commercials,'' pointing her drumstick at ya... :D
 

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bellbrass said:
I think there's one in that series where Cindy actually has a line or two.


Yeah, it's the one where the old beetle bug is talking to the new what looks like SUV VW. Cindy says something like, "You europeans are crazy".
 

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Then the Beetle says, "Technically, I am European." Cindy says, "Exactly." "Whoooo".... (music.) Beetle says, " I had a really clever comeback." (Buried in the music track.)

I'm paying attention because it's Cindy. She's something else..... got Tony down, too.
 

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I saw it tonite... I will confrim the Gretsch badge as it was pretty clear on my HD Plasma. Whether that's Cindy or Purdie... I think I read somewhere that's he's been body doubling now too. :wink:
 

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