Replicating Bruford's '78 Roto Tom kit

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Here's the (nearly) complete Bruford 77-78 UK tribute kit. The only thing left to find is the 11" 2002 black label splash.

Drums are:
1977 Ludwig B/O pointy badge - 6 ply, Natural Maple Thermogloss
14 x 22 bass drum
8 x 12 tom
16 x 16 floor tom
1971 6.5 x 14 Ludwig Supersensitive Snare
Vintage Remo Roto Toms (14" and 18")

Cymbals are:
Vintage Paiste 602 pre-serial 20" Medium Ride w/ 8 rivets (2407g)
Two (Modern reissue) Paiste 602 16" Thin Crashes (961g & 968g)
Vintage Paiste 2002 Black Label 15" Sound Edge Hi Hats (1156g top/1202g bottom)
Vintage Paiste 2002 Black Label 20" China (1824g)
Vintage Paiste 2002 Red Label 11" Splash (321g)

Also found a Slingerland Buddy Rich Hi Hat stand that Bruford seemed to favor for many years.

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Awesome - but did Bruford actually use an INDe tom mount? :)
LOL! I took some certain liberties with some modern hardware, that is TRUE!!! If I went more true to Bruford's 77-78 kit, that 8 x 12 tom would be a Hayman and it would be sitting in a snare basket! Bruford didn't use Gibraltar Stealth racks either!
 

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The first studio I ever played in had a roto-tom kit. Ever since then I wanted one but I’ve had a hard time justifying it.
 

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The first studio I ever played in had a roto-tom kit. Ever since then I wanted one but I’ve had a hard time justifying it.
Rodger Hawkins of the Swampers down in Muscle Shoals liked the Roto Toms in the studio too... this was his Pearl "Vari-Pitch" kit. Remo Roto Toms atop Pearl shells that could be played open or closed on the shell.

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Man, I would love to sit behind this kit, it looks so inviting! Bruford is in my top three drummers of all time!
 

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So cool. I’m also a Bruford fan.
Here is my 74 king crimson set.
22” 3ply thermogloss bass
16” 3ply thermogloss floor
14” and 12” Hayman toms
14x6,5 supersensitive
20” paiste 602 medium ride
17” paiste 602 heavy
16” paiste 602 thin crash
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I will be picking these up on Sunday!! My first Ludwig kit... I'll be the 3rd owner of this Natural Maple Thermoglass kit with pointy B/O badges from 1977/78. The hunt for the illusive 14" Roto Tom continues as the Bruford - UK era replica project comes together. If I was to go completely faithful to the project, I would have to find an 8 x 12 Hayman tom, and wrap it in teak. Since the natural maple kit comes with an 8 x 12 (as well as a 9 x 13), I will employ the Ludwig tom in that role.

PS sidenote: I thought I had a Ludwig 6.5 x 14 SS, but I had forgotten that I had sold it for the JM/INDe kit. Therefore I am putting it out there that I am also in the market for a pointy badge Ludwig SS snare. any help or direction would be well received!

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Well, would you look at what's on Reverb:

 

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So cool. I’m also a Bruford fan.
Here is my 74 king crimson set.
22” 3ply thermogloss bass
16” 3ply thermogloss floor
14” and 12” Hayman toms
14x6,5 supersensitive
20” paiste 602 medium ride
17” paiste 602 heavy
16” paiste 602 thin crash
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I tip my hat to you sir for actually having the Haymans and the uber correct Ludwig Maple Thermogloss in the 3 ply configuration. I also now realize that Bruford also used, not a 16 x 16, but a Ludwig B/O badge 14 x 14, 3 ply floor tom for his 77 - 78 setup with UK and the "Feels Good To Me" line up. That said, you also have most of the drums for the King Crimson 72 - 73 set, that is, if you also have a 8 x 10 Premier Timbale and a 16 x 16 Hayman floor tom! Where does it end!!! LOL!

 
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You've also got the components for the kit he used with Genesis 76 - 77... 9 x 13 ludwig tom on left, 8 x 12 Hayman tom on the right, 16 x 16 Ludwig floor tom. That bass almost seems like a 20" but probably a 22".

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I tip my hat to you sir for actually having the Haymans and the uber correct Ludwig Maple Thermogloss in the 3 ply configuration. I also now realize that Bruford also used, not a 16 x 16, but a Ludwig B/O badge 14 x 14, 3 ply floor tom for his 77 - 78 setup with UK and the "Feels Good To Me" line up. That said, you also have most of the drums for the King Crimson 72 - 73 set, that is, if you also have a 8 x 10 Premier Timbale and a 16 x 16 Hayman floor tom! Where does it end!!! LOL!

Thanks man. And yes. I also have the 16x16 Hayman floor and the 14x14 Ludwig. The premier is still missing btw
 

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