As far as I've been told, that red signature kit Steve played was used for a few ad shoots and in his first instructional video, but he didn't own it.
I've heard plenty of Keller shelled drums that are barely passable as drums. People have these wacky voodoo theories about bearing edges, snare beds, etc., that aren't tested any further than their bedroom, which results in a hunk of junko.My only problem with the "Boutique" drums is that they are ALL keller shells...I dont have a problem with keller per se I have an 06 DW with a 18X22 Kick the kit records GREAT but when I want something with a unique character (and LOUDER than the DWs!) its my '58 and '62 Ludwig Frankenkit. If everybody is using keller as there starting point how unique sounding is that kit gonna sound?
Worst thing about modern drums?
I am 100% sick to death of seeing 18x22 BDs from every retailer of drums on the market.
yeah, I know there are a few exceptions, but very few.
Give me a 14x20 or maybe even a 16x20. I don't need my bass drum to house a family of midgets.