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Forum: Drums 06-29-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,995
Posted By RickP
Re: Yamaha Phoenix (PHX) Drums

The thought of purchasing a Phoenix kit has crossed my mind more than once, fortunately I love my Swirl Black Club Customs so much the urge has been nullified for the most part. I agree they are...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By RickP
Re: 12" wood hoops? Is there such a thing?

Joshua Tree Percussion makes a variety of different size hoops. I had great luck with a 13" pair on my former Yamaha Steve Jordan signature snare.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By RickP
Re: Turned down a sub gig

You made the right choice for yourself. I have been put in the same situation a time or two as well when my son was younger ( he is 18 now). I always agonize over turning down sub gigs because I feel...
Forum: Drums 06-24-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By RickP
Re: First CopperPhonic retail sale?

I have a 5 x 14 Copperphonic and I smile very pleased with it. It has similar qualities to both the bronze and brass shells versions, but is still very unique sounding. It makes a great drum for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 498,841
Posted By RickP
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

I am looking for any of the following :
22" K Constantinople Renaissance ride
22" Paiste Traditional Medium Light ride
22" Sabian Legacy Heavy ride

I have items I could offer up in trade or...
Forum: Drums 06-14-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By RickP
Re: Ludwig Black Beauty, just looked them up

My engraved 5 x 14 Black Beauty is my favourite snare. It can just do it all.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By RickP
Re: Let the manufacturer choose them?

Sabian's Custom Shop will work with you to make a cymbal to your sonic specifications.They are a pleasure to deal with and outstanding at reproducing cymbals. I am in contact with them now about...
Forum: Drums 06-12-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By RickP
Re: Black Beauty Head Selection?

On my Black Beauty I prefer either a coated single ply or coated single ply head with dot.

For the single ply head my preferences in order are:
Aquarian Texture coated
Aquarian Modern Vintage...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 47,915
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

There is a company (the name escapes me) that modifies the basic World Max snare by replacing the triple flange hoops with die-cast hoops, the snares for 42 strand and the batter head with a Remo CS...
Forum: Drums 06-03-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,947
Posted By RickP
Re: Ludwig Copper Phonic

I received my 5 x 14 Copperphonic yesterday. I haven't tried it with any other head combination yet. It sounds great with the stock coated medium though, and I will keep it on for a bit. I plan to...
Forum: Drums 06-02-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By RickP
Re: Snare building course

Great Thread ! I recently purchased a solid walnut shell with walnut reinforcing rings at the Chicago Vintage Drum Show from Eric Sooy at Black Swamp Percussion. It is a gorgeous shell, very figured...
Forum: Drums 06-01-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,550
Posted By RickP
Re: Which wrap for my new Ludwig Classic Maple?

I just picked up a Legacy Classic kit in black galaxy yesterday and I love this wrap finish. By far my favourite wrap Ludwig sells. It just gleams under the lights and it looks classy too.
Forum: Drums 06-01-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By RickP

The Ludwig Supraphonic doesn't come in a 5.5" size, it is available in 5 x 14 and 6.5 x 14 . The sonic difference and the additional cost to tool up for a 5.5" depth would not make it worthwhile for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 47,915
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Picked up a used Ludwig Legacy Classic kit in Black Galaxy finish. This is a 2014 drumset with the thicker recycled brass keystone badges. Really nice condition and I got it for an incredibly good...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,647
Posted By RickP
Re: What kit do you use?

I have a few kits I use :

For Big Band and Classic Rock Gigs - Yamaha Club Custom 10/12/14/20

For small group Jazz,Big band and occasionally Classic Rock - Gretsch USA Custom 12/14/20

Forum: Drums 05-24-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,627
Posted By RickP
Re: Dry heads for ludwig blackrolite acrolite snare?


If you insist on a very controlled fat...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 47,915
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I was at the Chicago Vintage Drum Show last week.
Picked up a Ludwig Classic Maple exotic Birdseye Maple 6.5 x 14 prototype snare from Bun E Carlos.

A 6.5 x 14 Solid walnut shell ( unfinished and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
Posted By RickP
Re: Which wood type to go with

I have a few kits made from different woods. A Kapur shelled kit (Yamaha Club Custom); a Maple/gum shelled kit (Gretsch USA Custom) and a birch shell kit (Whitney Nesting Penguin). Each of these kits...
Forum: Drums 05-10-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By RickP
Re: Ordered a Whitney nesting kit

I have owned. Whitney Nesting 16 for just over a year and love it ! It gets used for all my rehearsals and small room gigs. I have never had so many people come up and ask me about any kit as this...
Forum: Drums 05-06-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By RickP
Re: Tama Brass Starphonic...

I own and have owned a LOT of snare drums, never got any attachment to any of them to be honest, but I really regret selling my Tama Starphonic Aluminum snare drum. So well engineered, great throw...
Forum: Drums 05-04-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,649
Posted By RickP
Re: Dream Kit

I am really happy with the Acoustic kits I have now ( Gretsch USA Custom; Yamaha Club Custom and Whitney Nesting Penguin) and have no urgent urge or desire for anything else. If I was to consider the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 47,915
Posted By RickP
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Busy GAS week - found the 20" Paiste Traditional Medium Light swish I have been searching for . Some provenance on this as it was used by Bill Bruford at a clinic he did in Toronto a few years back. ...
Forum: Drums 04-17-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By RickP
Re: Pearl Wood Fiberglass Demos?

The Pearl wood fibreglass kits intrigue me. I am old enough to have played the original wood fibreglass kits when they were one of Pearl's flagship models. They were very good sounding drums then....
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,167
Posted By RickP
Re: Can you read sheet music?

I can read proficiently, as a I need to for my a big Band gig and Jazz Sextet gigs. The Big Band has over 145 charts and some are quite involved. My Jazz Sextet uses lead sheets so I read these to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By RickP
Re: If I would just buy one book on coordination...

My vote would be The New Breed by Gary Chester. Once you can master this book, you can start using all the others like the Ted Reed book and Stick Control as exercises with The New Breed exercises.
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