Need help understanding old drum terms

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I am transcribing an old interview and there are some drum models/brands and terms that are unfamiliar to me. This is the first section I need help with, though there may be others as I go through. Does anyone know what model drum sticks he's talking about?

I hear "I was using lighter ones. I don't know if you have English sticks but [something] Cs...I was using [something] Cs. Ginger Baker's kind of thing. Pretty light wood, in fact. They're thick but they're light wood."

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Actually he says Hayman ( a drum company) model C (drumsticks)
at first before listening thought
Premier C
 
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When I listen to the audio, it sounds like Handum Cs or Hangdum Cs or maybe Handgun Cs? It doesn't sound like one I recognize like Premier but I'm not a drummer.
 

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Here's the next one, about snare drums. It's very difficult to hear:

Fibes Drum

"I've got 3 in fact. I've got the Premier one, which I got with the kit. And I got Fibes' drum....[something]" maybe some model of Fibes?
 

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It is difficult to hear, but I believe he might be saying "perspex." Fibes was known for making fiberglass and acrylic drum shells. Fibes might have called their shells acrylic, but perspex could be another way of describing the hard clear plastic. My transcription for that last bit would be "a perspex one."

Attached is an image of the type of snare drum he could be referring to.
 

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that's it ^^ perspex
yeah.. he gets only to describing 2..
before clip cuts out
 
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It's Phil Collins, btw. With his English accent, that certainly seems to fit, thanks!

Note: I actually heard it as "Per Specs" like specifications, but it seemed too odd. Perspex fits and makes more sense :)
 
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It's Phil Collins, btw. With his English accent, that certainly seems to fit, thanks!
Very cool! Do you know what year the interview is from? I know he had a Camco snare drum in the 70s as well. I wonder if that might be the third one he refers to (but doesn't list).
 

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Very cool! Do you know what year the interview is from? I know he had a Camco snare drum in the 70s as well. I wonder if that might be the third one he refers to (but doesn't list).
November 26, '74
 


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