Gold Supporting Member
- Jan 23, 2020
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I should dig out the three drums from my sister's garage, bring them back here and take some proper photos of all six drums, but I no longer have the legs for the floor toms or the spurs for the bass drums, so I wouldn't be able to set them up for a group photo.Sounds to me like there's a full color, high-res pic still waiting to be taken then.
Also, those look really well done. You ever think about them as having any kind of historical or cultural value for a regional collection that displays unique pieces of American pop history?
One issue with displaying photos in public is that the 22" bass drum was painted by our band's first singer — a much better artist than he was a singer — who had a wicked sense of humor, and it features several X-rated tableau, including a tribute to each band member's um... member on the bottom of the drum (where it can't be seen when the drums are set up).
I dunno about any cultural value. They only had limited value to me as drums, since the Kent 2-ply maple shells couldn't compete at all with the loud amplification of the 1970s. In 1973 ditched the painted drums in favor of an 11-drum Vistalite drumset that enabled me to hear myself on stage. (And looked even cooler than the painted drumset.)