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Old 02-22-2013, 06:56 AM
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Default Billy Cobham's Height?

This is a crazy question, but does anyone know how tall Billy Cobham is? Just curious because I often see him playing drums with 22" kicks and enormous toms (9" to 14" depths) positioned relatively flat, not angled. This would make sense for a really tall player, but Cobham looks kind of short in videos.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: Billy Cobham's Height?

Saw his band recently at the Regattabar, and he does come to stage front to talk to the audience a few times. Based on that, I would say he's pretty average height. Didn't strike me as particularly short or tall.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:59 PM
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a little shorter than me. im 6.1

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: Billy Cobham's Height?

In some respects, Cobham is very tall because he is standing on the shoulders of giants. However, he sometimes appears to be shorter because others are standing on his shoulders. hehehe.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: Billy Cobham's Height?

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This is a crazy question, but does anyone know how tall Billy Cobham is? Just curious because I often see him playing drums with 22" kicks and enormous toms (9" to 14" depths) positioned relatively flat, not angled. This would make sense for a really tall player, but Cobham looks kind of short in videos.
If you have seen him play you must have noticed his throne height make it seem he's almost standing up. (OK, not really, but that compensates for his height).
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:41 PM
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Default Re: Billy Cobham's Height?

I'm 6,1 ft tall, but every time I listen to Billy Cobham, I feel really, really small :)
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:11 PM
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I'm 6,1 ft tall, but every time I listen to Billy Cobham, I feel really, really small :)
Henri, my guess would be about 5' 10", but he seems to be a big guy. Big chest, arms, like a mac truck...

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