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Forum: Drums Today, 08:09 AM
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Posted By RobertM
Re: George Way Drum Co. ?

From what I've been told by a well-respected jazz drum dealer, the George Way drum kits are made in Asia (I think Taiwan), not in Canada. Hence the obvious price difference, for one, between George...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-26-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By RobertM
Re: Jazz and Matched Grip

Billy Cobham and Simon Phillips both use matched grip, open hand style. Terri Lyne Carrington uses both, but seems to lead more these days with matched grip. Chad Wackerman also uses matched (more...
Forum: Drums 02-26-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 734
Posted By RobertM
Re: Pork Pie Snares?

Just ask Bill to build you a Pork Pie snare with solid brass tube lugs. No splay there, guaranteed. I have a custom-made PP maple 7x14 snare, and I requested brass tube lugs.

Bill is well known...
Forum: Drums 02-13-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By RobertM
Re: New Bop Kit, Help Decide

Go to Boston Drum's website and check out the Canopus Yaiba bop kits--very good. Canopus really emphasize building drums for jazz, and the Yaiba kits are more affordable. That said, you could...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By RobertM
Re: Jazz Setup & Tom Sizes: 10/12 vs. 12/13

I like that the band couldn't dig your experiment: sounds typical of how we drummers get treated--ha! It reminds me of a story one of my old drum teachers told me about Garibaldi reversing the...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By RobertM
Re: Jazz Setup & Tom Sizes: 10/12 vs. 12/13

Yeah, using the 10" tom tuned for a jazz setting makes me feel like the 12" tom is asking, "Hey, what am I supposed to do?" I think to make the 10/12 work I wind up tuning the 12" tom slightly lower...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By RobertM
Re: Ludwig Copper Phonic

Steve Maxwell's shop has a couple of Black Beauty and Bronze Ludwigs for $659 and less. He has a good condition/used BB for $499.
Forum: Drums 02-08-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By RobertM
Jazz Setup & Tom Sizes: 10/12 vs. 12/13

Where do folks fall in their preference for tom sizes in jazz kit setups?

The current modern standard seems to be, if using 2 up/2 down or 2 up/1 down, 10" and 12" toms with 14" and 16" floors. ...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By RobertM
Re: Ludwig Copper Phonic

From what I've seen posted, these street prices are indeed correct for the Copper Phonic snare.

I'm assuming that copper is a more expensive metal than the Black Beauty brass or the bronze used...
Forum: Drums 02-03-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By RobertM
Re: 14x4?

Who's the builder/company of the snare?
Forum: Drums 02-03-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,067
Posted By RobertM
Re: That Erskine kit at NAMM

For those curious, the Tama Star Walnut kit in 18/14/12 goes for $2999. Not bad compared to the $4000 price for the same configuration in Star Maple.

Now, if I could only convince the wife...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,067
Posted By RobertM
Re: That Erskine kit at NAMM

Based on Tama's price list and average discounting done by most dealers, an 18/14/12 bebop setup of Tama Star Bubinga might go roughly for $4400, with Tama Star Maple in same setup for $4100 or so.
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Forum: Drums 01-27-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,067
Posted By RobertM
Re: That Erskine kit at NAMM

Yellow is the ultimate color. Period. I have a yellow jazz kit, and sure it can serve as a nod to Tony or Elvin, but I've loved yellow since my childhood, and my jazz heroes are Blakey and Roach.
Forum: Drums 01-22-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By RobertM
New Tama Gear

Tama's posted their new 2015 gear on the Web, which includes a new Star zebrawood snare drum and new Star walnut drum kits (with some pretty cool finishes).

They have also gone back to the painted...
Forum: Drums 01-08-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,707
Posted By RobertM
Re: NAMM 2015 - what do you expect to see?

The Russ Miller and Matt Halpern snares look okay and sound okay (via PASIC footage).

Will Yamaha finally unveil a new "Recording Custom" series?
Forum: Drums 12-18-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By RobertM
Re: Yamaha Studio Custom Drums

"Yamaha Studio Custom," to me, sounds like a Winter NAMM 2015 re-release of the Recording Custom series.
Forum: Drums 12-11-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By RobertM
Re: Recommendation for a Woody, Sensitive Snare?

Andy: What is your assessment of using solid-shell Cocobolo? If proper edges were cut for my sound preferences, as you note in your first post, would a Cocobolo steam bent shell work for the...
Forum: Drums 12-11-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By RobertM
Re: Recommendation for a Woody, Sensitive Snare?

Andy: Thanks for your awesome, learned insight--I was hoping you'd share some thoughts.

Funny you mentioned Zebrano (Zebrawood, right?), because this is one snare sound I've heard (both in ply and...
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By RobertM
Re: Recommendation for a Woody, Sensitive Snare?

Jeremy: I checked out the Longo snares--pretty nice. I also kind of liked the Canopus walnut solid shell. Have you heard or played that one?

The Tulip N&C was sound.
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By RobertM
Re: Recommendation for a Woody, Sensitive Snare?

Jeremy: Thanks for that reminder about the intended use!

Basically, it would be a snare for jazz and more acoustic settings.

I'll re-check the Tulip wood idea: I recall N&C making those...
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By RobertM
Recommendation for a Woody, Sensitive Snare?

Does anyone have a good recommendation for a snare with the following characteristics?:

- woody, darker sound
- dry
- very good sensitivity

I've looked at and liked a couple of Dunnett and...
Forum: Drums 11-28-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By RobertM
Re: Reasons Not to Buy Dixon Artisan Drums?

Thanks, everyone, for this very helpful feedback. As Andy notes, the Dixon videos are processed, but I think the Gregg Bissonette performance via Vic Firth's site...
Forum: Drums 11-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By RobertM
Reasons Not to Buy Dixon Artisan Drums?

I've heard some videos of these kits, starting with the more recent Gregg Bissonette performances, and the Dixon Artisan kits sound quite good. This top-of-the-line series is also quite affordable...
Forum: Drums 11-09-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By RobertM
Yamaha Live Custom - New Finishes?

Does anyone know if Yamaha is planning to offer new finishes any time soon for the Live Custom kits? Nice-sounding drums, but the finishes not too diverse or imaginative.
Forum: Drums 11-09-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By RobertM
Dixon Artisan Drum Kits

Just watched the Vic Firth video of Gregg Bissonette playing his new Dixon Artisan drum kit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1eHey3gA6E

I was pleasantly surprised by how good the drums...
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