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Forum: Drums 10-23-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,134
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Crush drums

I love my Crush kit this is my second kit . The first was the base ash kit great sound, but sold it for a upgrade. The black sparkle only looks good in when you see it not on the crush ads. I used...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,977
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: What drum/cymbal/piece of gear have you owned the longest?

In 1958 two zyldian K 20 inch ride and a 18 sizzle. Still have both and use the 20 for jazz on the weekends. I had a Cleve, blue sparkle from 1961 to 1996 and sold it was still like new. Iv,e kep,t...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By jack zerkie
What IF

I just found a old mapex venus kit black in color. The black exterior is coming loose and is brittle. I,m wondering if I can remove all of the exterior coating. Can I stain it black and replace the...
Forum: Drums 08-22-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,134
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Crush drums

I,m really old and have played many kits over the years, some good some great.I,m now on my second crush kit and really like the crush kits. the sound is great and also the weight of the kits lets a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,264
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: The "Holy Grail" of cymbals?

I purchased my first new K 21inch in 1959 and use it most weekends for jazz and rock & roll. The sound is well balanced and a pleasure to use . jz.
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Playing with ONLY the hi hat and bass drum

I play jazz on suday nite with piano, base and guitar and drums. No base drum due to no space. I use a snare and high hat and a ride cym. After a few weeks I really enjoy the setup. jz.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Help Vintage Rogers snare drum.

I thought it was fall of 1960. I was living in Cleveland and the music store owner sent to the Rogers wharehouse to pick out the kit and I was there all day and purchased the blue kit. The wholesale...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Help Vintage Rogers snare drum.

Yep that was my first new kit of Rogers 1960 loved it. I had it untll 96 and sold it. What a mistake. The kit was like new, but I was tired of it.The kit was a 4 piece same color.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Early 50's Rock n Roll - No Floor Tom?

My first new kit was in 1960 a new Rogers kit I lived in Cleve. at that time was a great blue sparkle with two toms up and a floor tom. I never used the floor tom. I had that set until 1996 and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By jack zerkie
Do your ears tell the truth

If you go to a jam session and hear the drums and how they sound. Then you get a chance to play the same drums. I find that sitting at the kit playing the sound is different.
The drums have a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,789
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: The aging musician

Hey guys it;s ALL FUN, playing the drums I;, 71yrs young tonight I:m playing with a 28 piece German band. Then Sat with a 18 piece swing band, then on Sunday playing with a 4 piece jazz group, so...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,619
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Jazz Piano Trios

I,m luckey to do the trio on Sunday nights lite jazz, Then on Tues I play with 18 old guys, playing swing music. Then on wendsday a large 28 piece German band. Then Fri & Sat the best a small group...
Forum: Drums 12-16-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,371
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Crush Kit, Can't Decide Color!

I have the black sparkle and if you don,t see it in the drum store you won,t see the real color looks like bright nite looking up at the stars mixed with other colors. jz.
Forum: Drums 11-29-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,371
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Crush Kit, Can't Decide Color!

I,m on my second Crush kit. This one is the black with sparkle not much to look at until the sun or bright lites hit then WOW. This is an up grade but I really love the looks and the sound, Iv,e had...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Drums & hardware back in the day

My first new kit was a Rogers blue sparkle in 1959 and was a great improvement from a old 50,s kit. The heads were skins and had to be adjusted all the time based on the weather. The Rogers kit had...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,812
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Is a mapex a good set?

Iv,e had many kits in the past 50 yrs first was a new Rogers kit in Cleveland 1960 kept until 1993 then many other kits.Tama .Pearl and a few Mapex Saturn and Orion birdseye
maple great set but to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: More or less

It,s not a band the B-3 is a Hammond organ that weighs about 375 pounds plus the large leslie speaker. The B-3 was popular in 1956 for blues and jazz .The size and weight was what made it hard to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By jack zerkie
More or less

I played last nite with a B-3 organ and a jazz guitar player all old guys we did very well and another player stopped in and played the B-3. This guy plays with one of the best drummers in the area...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,414
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: What brand of kit do you play?

Wow many kits in the past 60 yrs 6-8 Mapex kits still own a orion kit but to heavy to gig with and is for sale. Now playing Crush kits, my first was the ash kit great sound and very light weight,...
Forum: Drums 05-13-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,228
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Pro Level Drum kit?

I,m on my second Crush kit the first was the ash kit because of the light weight.I,m 70 and living the dream rock&roll and blues and jazz.The new set is the sublime tour maple. I went with for the...
Forum: Drums 01-01-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: 18x22 bass is too...much

Played New years eve gig and no room for my new 22' Crush base drum ,so I used my 16' floor tom for a base drum. I had changed the front head to black with a small hole. the rear was a snare batter...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,667
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: How many drum kits have you owned?

First new kit Rogers 1958 blue sparkle,till 93 then premier,then pearl, then many mapex sets and now Crush kit and WOW what a great kit for the money. Because of my old age 70 I have the ash kit 22"...
Forum: Drums 12-16-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,272
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Are Crush drums the same quality as Ddrum?

Iv,e played many kits in the past 60 yrs.Rogers and manyMapex and Pearl, but now own a Crush 5piece black color and birch wood and LOVE it just for the light weight 22" base drum easy to lift and...
Forum: Drums 12-16-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Need help choosing a new kit

Ive played many kits starting in 1958 Rogers for along time then Mapex many sets also pearl, but now that I,m old cand carry heavy kits, so sold the except mapex orion kit. The set is big and heavy 5...
Forum: Drums 12-16-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,157
Posted By jack zerkie
Re: Dating Rogers Drums

Mt first new kit was Rogers 1958 in Cleve. went to Grossman wharehouse picked the blue sparkle 4 piece played it forever, moved to FT Myers Fl and sold it in 1993 the a bunch of
Mapex and pearl...
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