Fine drums and a fine album too . The horns on " Dreams to Remember" ( D. Allman )are magnificent !! Buddy Miles was a very hard hitter at that time,and those Swivo's gave it right back to him . I witnessed this close up at the Rockpile in Toronto way back when. Those Swivo's are the ultimate tribute to the ultimate in American drum making, and the Stars and Stripes motif was the icing on the cake. I love that record .
This is the same kit I bought in 1975. Had the two smaller toms made at a custom drum shop in Denver.
I think you should find a '70s Slingeland in red or blue sparkle that has been modified or needs repair, and have it re-done to match your set.This is the same kit I bought in 1975. Had the two smaller toms made at a custom drum shop in Denver.
I'll gladly just stick with my late 60's Slingies (20-12-14). I replaced he trashed White Sparkle bands with vintage appropriate White Marine Pearl that I think looks better with the original Blue and Red Glass Glitter bands. I have snare drums in matching WMP, Red Glass Glitter, and Blue Glass Glitter. And, for now, my Ludwig Blue Sparkle canister throne will have to do.
Haha, sure did. Played a big festival thing on the 4th with a gold oyster pearl kit (read: tiger stripe orange/black). And my band's name is These United States, so you'd certainly think that if ANYONE should have a bicentennial vistalite kit or something... :/OK, so did ANYONE have a 4th of July gig (with a non-patriotic kit)? I know most folks go somewhere to watch fireworks, but it is a party holiday, right?
Sounds like you have a keeper there, DW.... Wish my wife would scare up drum stuff (or VW or truck stuff for that matter) for me!!Funny, my wife and I were just having this discussion...I just picked up a White Rogers Big R kit 12/13/16/22. I have a 14 mounted tom already. She says to me "you should get those blue oily heads they'd look cool!" I said maybe....then she shows me Evans Red hydraulics online (I'd never seen or heard of them)and she says...." it would look cool if the set was red/white and blue" gotta love it. So, I'm actually considering doing this but Red Evans hydraulic heads are a rare find evidently.. anyone know where they can be had?