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I played a Christmas party for a dance club....swing, bossa, waltz, rhumba, cha-cha, light rock. I used my easy-to-load-in Gretsch Catalina with a fiberglass Ming snare, 20” Zildjian K Custom Dark ride, Amelia 20” Legend flat ride, and Zildjian & Cie Vintage hats. I put on my work clothes, of course.
 

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I like the red Christmas bow, nice touch! Like the song says, theirs "Something about a sharp dressed kit!"
 

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Had a big band gig at a brewery last Sunday. Thought I'd take the Premier mini-kit, along with an old Premier 1005 steel snare. For festive cheer, I hung some battery-powered fairy lights off the kit.

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View attachment 379828 I've had this set since about 2000. I've tagged on an old 68 Rogers 16x16 for the low end...for now. I'm trying like hell to find someone to make me a glass shell to match the finish of these Tempus shells. The color is by Meadowbrook Industries and is called Brilliant Light Gold Glitter. Do you think Jenkins-Martin could make me an 18x18 shell in this finish? I've also got a stailnless steel 3 1/2 x14 Pearl shown here. The original drums are 7x10, 9x12, 15x15 and 18x22. To get the spread I want it has to be an 18 which puts the drums about a fifth apart...DRAMA!
Try contacting Bill Hibbs at Monolith; he may be able to help you with the 18 floor tom:

https://www.monolithpercussion.com/f-typec-type

I remember when you got that kit.

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It's a shame Joe' Morello, Art Blakey, and all those others didn't use more toms. They could have been so much more colorful......
I get what you're saying, but I think Art got the memo late in his career. >:^)



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...and you were kind enough to send me that blue glitter tom to hear. That x'd it! You know, I did contact Monolith and I am scheduled to have the 2 shells made up. Thanx for the lead!
Great - let us know how that turns out.

This little Tempus f/g kit I bought used almost 20 years ago was my favorite kit of all time.

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Here is my 1981 Candy Red with Gold flake Ludwig kit that has the red hydraulics that sounds killer.
Not sure why a lot of people say the hydraulics mute the drums because these ring for ever.
Nice touch also for the holidays.
Wayne
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From a Sunday morning church gig. Yamaha Beech Customs 18/12/14, Beech Custom snare and a mix of cymbals: Sabian 14" AA Apollo Hats, 18" HHX Evolution Crash, 22" HH prototype ride and an older 50's Zildjian ride with two rivets. Used the same kit in the same place for a Jazz Vespers concert, but swapped out the Sabian crash and ride for a Istanbul Mehmet 21" Legend Dark Ride and a 22" Istanbul Mehmet Sahra ride, and swapped the Zildjian with a Hammerax 21" ride that sounds like a sizzle cymbal... but isn't.
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From a Sunday morning church gig. Yamaha Beech Customs 18/12/14, Beech Custom snare and a mix of cymbals: Sabian 14" AA Apollo Hats, 18" HHX Evolution Crash, 22" HH prototype ride and an older 50's Zildjian ride with two rivets. Used the same kit in the same place for a Jazz Vespers concert, but swapped out the Sabian crash and ride for a Istanbul Mehmet 21" Legend Dark Ride and a 22" Istanbul Mehmet Sahra ride, and swapped the Zildjian with a Hammerax 21" ride that sounds like a sizzle cymbal... but isn't. View attachment 381672
And they don't make you play behind a drum shield? Nice!!! :headbang:
 

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My regular gig every Tuesday/Thursday at Georgia Shrimp Company in Peachtree City, GA. Tama Starclassic Maples 22/10/12/16, Tama Starphonic Bubinga snare, the following Zildjian cymbals: 13" K Custom Dark hi hats, 18" A Custom crash, 20" K Constantinople Light ride with 3 rivets, 17" K Custom Dark crash, and 20" K Custom Dark ride.

 

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And they don't make you play behind a drum shield? Nice!!! :headbang:
Nah, no need. Gotten very good at playing at the required dynamic and still making it sound stylistically correct. Plus I tend to choose sticks and cymbals that are appropriate for gig, which can make all the difference. Every once in a while I'll bring a brighter ride cymbal and the pianist/MD will almost always say "it sounds like you're playing louder this morning", so I've learned my lesson in that regard. ;)
 


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