He does make those drums sound nice.
...of course, those are (I suppose) '62 Ludwig's, too.
That was the holy grail year for those drums for many years.
Something "magical" about the drums made that year, that wasn't present in drums made during subsiquent years.
Hal Blaine recorded a lot of the hits he was a part of, on his own set of '62 Ludwig's.
Literally, the sound of a generation.
P.S. - Couldn't help but notice the pic of the Gretsch badge in your sig. I take it, you're a fan. Here's the great Tom Lonardo doing his thing on a Gretsch Custom bop kit - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzObA...feature=relmfu