Anton had zero input on his Signature snare. As told to me here https://www.drumforum.org/threads/solved-anton-fig-snare.130826/page-2#post-1441872His mom lives down the road. I haven't crossed paths yet with him, but maybe one day. I'd love to swap snare stories with the guy. His snare is so doggone good. I played one for a bit. I love those wood hoops. I put those on my Birch Custom snare for live gigs ... great sounds.
I'll tell you what really annoys me, lately. Dealers and individual sellers are naming EVERYTHING of the Slingerland brand with Buddy's name attached to it; Buddy Rich snare, Buddy Rich cymbal stand, Buddy Rich bass pedal, Buddy Rich cowbell, Buddy Rich toothbrush!! Enough is enough!Buddy played his snare on rare occassions. Usually played his go-to, though. From what I've read, it bugged the heck out of Bud Slingerland. What're ya gonna do, though. It's Buddy.
Well, yeah. I tend to agree ... however ...I'll tell you what really annoys me, lately. Dealers and individual sellers are naming EVERYTHING of the Slingerland brand with Buddy's name attached to it; Buddy Rich snare, Buddy Rich cymbal stand, Buddy Rich bass pedal, Buddy Rich cowbell, Buddy Rich toothbrush!! Enough is enough!
Yes, Carl does use his "Venus" Signature snare drum. It's his workhorse. The first run had problems with the strainer lever and he made sure LUDWIG would replace it with an improved one. He also insisted on the remo head as he plays on his snare as well.I think Carl Palmer uses his green snare, too.........
I've never given into what somebody else used or endorsed. I've only bought one new kit in my near 6 decades of drumming. That was a Radio-King set in 1963. Ever since every kit has been a used set. Never gave a thought about what someone used, it's never been important when it came to my chosen gear. I know quality when I hear it. I've never really given much into what my drums looked like either. They gotta be able to give me the sound I want first. Buddy could've had his name on a pair of socks for that matter.So many times, a minor change could easily constitute a “signature” item. I once made the “Dumpy Signature piccolo rap only snare”. I put gang banger graphics on with magic marker, threw a die cast hoop on there. It nearly sounded like an electronic drum.