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Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,777
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Maple Sticks

I have been using Vater Piccolo sticks for a couple of years. I used to be VF 5A hickory devotee but I now prefer the lighter weight and feel of the sugar maple Piccolo. I sometimes switch to hickory...
Forum: Drums 04-22-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 58,997
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

Thank you for the very informative post; I appreciate your time and effort.
Forum: Drums 04-21-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,811
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Here's a list of Stave and Solid drum producers.

Please add to your list, Fidock Drums from Australia. Stave and single ply snare drums and stave construction shells for kits. High quality; great sounding drums. Stephan Fidock is very knowledgeable...
Forum: Drums 04-21-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Photo: BRADY Natural Jarrah gloss drum kit

Beautiful. I recently visited the Brady factory. The people out at the workshop are fantastic. They were all very busy when I was there yet were polite enough to take the time to show me around and...
Forum: Drums 12-11-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,412
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Brady block

I'd check out a 12 x 7 wandoo block. Beautiful and full tone, killer top-end and attack. As mentioned above, Fidock drums are definitely worth a look. Here are some of mine:
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Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,038
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Steely Dan in Australia

I'm sorry to hear that you can't get to the show. The opening number at the Perth show was "Aja", one of my favourites too. Keith's kit sounded really nice, by the way.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,038
Posted By Dave from Perth
Steely Dan in Australia

G'day. I have just returned from Steely Dan's Perth concert - their first port of call while here, in Australia, on their Shuffle Diplomacy tour. I was, yet again, blown away by the musicianship of...
Forum: Drums 04-16-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Seamless Metal Snare List

I'm sure the Sonor experts will be able to supply specific models and details, but I'm pretty sure most of the metal snares made by Sonor (up to about the time they released the Artist line of...
Forum: Drums 12-21-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,714
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Brady 12x7 Wandoo Block or Jarrah Block

Hello. It's a shame you can't get into a store to sample either of the drums you mention. I haven't played a 12 x 7 jarrah block or ply, but I can say that I was impressed with the different tonal...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,201
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: UFIP CYMBALS - Anyone out there tried them yet?!

I think UFIP splashes are hard to beat. Great cymbals.
Forum: Drums 02-20-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,423
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: ADM and Brady snares History?

I have a brochure from ADM and there's nothing about ply shells in it. I'm no expert, but your drum looks like a Brady to me. I'll have a dig around in my archives and see if I can find something...
Forum: Drums 02-17-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Awesome SONOR SIGNATURE kit on video

Geez, I thought Chester Thompson's old Signature kit was huge...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,521
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: R.I.P.: LOUIE BELLSON

Rest in peace, Mr Bellson.
Forum: Drums 02-14-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,735
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: My new BRADY drums

Congratulations. That's a unique snare drum, for sure. I haven't seen many Brady segmented shell constructed drums. Being a Brady, it'll sound awesome, no worries on that score, but it's rarity makes...
Forum: Drums 02-03-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,854
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: DW eco x thoughts

You may have already tracked down and read these magazine reviews, but in case you haven't:

Drummer Issue 71 (September 2009)
[I]Rhythm[I] Issue 166

Hope this helps.
Forum: Drums 01-23-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Final Kit

I played Yamaha RCs for 4 or 5 years and loved them. I have been playing DW for the past 5 years and am very happy with the sound, quality of construction (both shells and hardware), reliability and...
Forum: Drums 01-16-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,754
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: NAMM 2010 DW Booth

Nice! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Drums 12-19-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,406
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: PLS HELP,DW CRAVIOTTO WITHOUT JOHN CRAVIOTTO SIGNATURE

Steady Freddy is right. Not all the DW/Craviotto snare drums have Johnny's signature on the inside of the shell. The date of your shell, and the JC badge, suggests yours is more than likely a legit...
Forum: Drums 11-19-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,021
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: DW Collectors: how can i tell for sure its a collectors series drum?

The DW Customer Service team is very helpful. If you go to the DW website and follow the links, you can leave them a question. They normally reply in good time. A long-established dealer might also...
Forum: Drums 08-27-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,456
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: DW Super Solid Snares

I know of only three companies that make "true" solid shells from felled, hollowed or complete logs: Brady and Spirit, out of Australia; and Canopus from Japan (with the Zelkova model).

The Brady...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: DW Parts

I'm not sure if this will help, but I think the hardware used on the dw/Craviotto drums was standard issue dw equipment (perhaps with the possible exception being the optional vintage brass lugs you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,306
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Calling all Aussies

Hi Kelly. Thanks for replying. Do you "dabble" in the obvious (read tone of envy) or do you also have a penchant for other exotics? Would like to hear from. Take care.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,306
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Calling all Aussies

Hey, great hearing from you guys - thanks for taking time out to reply, I appreciate it.

Well, it doesn't look as though there are (m)any takers for the collectors network in Perth. (So much for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,431
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Tinnitus, anyone?

I have tinnitus. I was at a gig watching from right at the back of a (large) hotel/club.There was a short burst of feedback through the PA and bang. I felt and heard the change that second. That was...
Forum: Drums 04-24-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By Dave from Perth
Re: Need Info On Differing DW Snare Badges

[COLOR="Blue"]Hi. I'm no expert, so please don't take this as gospel, but I think the badge change was used to signify DW's switch from using Keller shells to their own. (Black = Keller; Gold = DW.)...
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