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Forum: Drummers 01-07-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By sacco
Re: Peppe Merolla

Peppe has now a Facebook page with a lot of videos: https://www.facebook.com/peppemerolla?ref=profile
Forum: Drummers 12-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By sacco
Re: Peppe Merolla

I am very happy to see that there is now a thread on Peppe Merolla here on Drummerworld! Peppe is quite well known in Italy, and not only for his outstanding work as a drummer but also because when...
Forum: Drums 12-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By sacco
Re: Anyone else dislike suspension mounts?

Oh yes, definitely, but it only works with your lugs …
Forum: Drums 12-01-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By sacco
Re: Anyone else dislike suspension mounts?

I fully understand your pain! Recently, I decided to adopt suspension mounts for the toms of my old Tamburo Original, but after a few weeks I went back to the old Yamaha direct mounts: I did not...
Forum: Drums 11-25-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,527
Posted By sacco
Re: Acrylic snares???? gen me up

The thread is already quite old, but I suggest you have a look at those videos, made by Tullio Granatello, the greatest drum genius of our times! Explanations are in Italian, but you can skip them...
Forum: Drums 11-03-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By sacco
Re: New Crush Drum kit

Very nice kit Gene, really!

It is never too late to live your passions! For the rest … well, I guess that as most of us you'll experience a lot of joy as well as a lot of disappointments! Some day...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By sacco
Re: Need some more info on the Pearl DX series

From a Pearl catalogue http://www.drumarchive.com/pearl/Pearl1984.pdf: «Selected mahogany sandwiched by birch and lamin hardwood […]».

I owned a Pearl DX kit 10 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 20 around 1986-88,...
Forum: Drums 04-03-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,432
Posted By sacco
Re: Joey Kramer joins Pearl Drum Company

Well, interesting, but at the end of the day who cares? In my humble opinion it's only business! They endorse (are endorsed by?) a company, we (you) buy that company's kits (and make a lot of...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,781
Posted By sacco
Re: My Camco Refurb with pix!

What a fantastic work you did! The set looks awesome!

Is it my impression or only bass drum and larger tom have re-rings?
Forum: Drums 03-07-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By sacco
Forum: Drums 03-04-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By sacco
Re: Unix vintage style

Once again a beautiful snare, and very nice words! De mieux en mieux!
Forum: Drums 03-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By sacco
Re: New Unix snares

Beautiful snares François! Am I wrong or you're making thinner shells now?
Forum: Drums 02-11-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,179
Posted By sacco
Re: How many drum kits have you owned?

Nice old thread! So, here the sets I owned and still own:
1975: Meazzi Hollywood, 4 piece - very nice set;
1977: Slingerland, 5 piece - still own the snare drum;
1986: Pearl DX, 6 piece (actually...
Forum: Drums 01-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By sacco
Re: Stone Custom Drum at NAMM 2014

I bought my first professional kit in 1976 (!!!), and it was a Slingerland kit! I still own the snare drum (the rest of the kit was "stolen" - don't make me think of that!). Therefore, I am more than...
Forum: Drums 11-20-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By sacco
Re: Help ID This Vintage Slingerland Kit

I ordered that tom mount around 1980 in order to replace the regular Slingerland double tom holder, which had two main problems: the toms were quite distant from each other and their respective...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By sacco
Re: The Phenomenal Massimo Russo - Please Watch This

Am I stupid: I understood you and Massimo went to Vibo to study in some music school! I did not realise - language problem? - that Massimo was teaching in Vibo and you were one of his students!...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By sacco
Re: The Phenomenal Massimo Russo - Please Watch This

Wow, very nice and original, this guy certainly has something to say!

Sorry, I'm just curious: what did you study with Massimo Russo in Vibo Valentia? Music or drumming? Now, that would be...
Forum: Drums 09-07-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By sacco
Re: Is this an amazing deal?

OK, it's not the same drum, but have a look at this: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XdbEpUffvYs
Forum: Drums 06-06-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By sacco
Villa - an interesting shell producer

I discovered who built the Hollywood Meazzi shells in the sixties and seventies: Villa, an Italian shell producer still active and still offering interesting products:...
Forum: Drums 01-22-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 234,587
Posted By sacco

I don't know whether this is the right thread to post this, so do not hesitate to tell me if it is not .
Well, I came across a snare drum that really impressed me: the Yamaha Christian Meyer...
Forum: Drums 01-17-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,451
Posted By sacco
Re: How can this be too many?

Yeah, sure, because each of your kits is worth at least 10 pairs of her shoes ...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,705
Posted By sacco
Re: Premier is getting there

There are a couple of things I like about those new Premiers. First of all, their tom suspension mount is interesting as far as it is inside the lugs, which means less space occupied and possibly...
Forum: Drums 09-05-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,118
Posted By sacco
Re: Question for Premier Drum Experts

I don't know if this can help, but I can tell you that I played a similar kit at the end of the seventies (!!!) for several gigs, and it was a joy to play. OK, the kit I played had different sizes...
Forum: Drums 08-08-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By sacco
Re: Gretsch Catalina Maple Drum Test

E bravo Mario!

Nice touch, nice feeling and perfect sound for the kind of music you play in your videos! The snare is simply fantastic: also an Evans G2 on top?
Forum: Drums 07-04-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,184
Posted By sacco
Re: Why no love for Vintage Premier?

Even if a bit late, I would like to bring my small contribution to this very interesting thread. In fact, as I already wrote in other threads, I consider that Premier drums - and not only vintage...
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