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Old 09-30-2013, 01:06 AM
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Default UK national drum fair review. Vintage kits - lots of pictures

Just returned from exhibiting at the NDF. Pretty tired/washed up, but I thought I'd put up some pictures of interesting stuff, plus a few shots of my favourite personalities at the show. Most of the vintage stuff you see in the pictures was for sale. More Gretsch & Slingerland kit s for sale than I could count, & most fairly inexpensive too. See how many of the classic kits you can name - just for fun :)

For us, this was a frustrating event in many respects. One of the performing artists who's interested in our stuff, borrowed one of our new In-Tense series snares for his performance. He was really good, & the snare sounded stellar (attracted much interest from the other artists too, especially the cross stick sound). Even Carl Palmer liked it :) Alas, I recorded the whole gig, only to find my camera had turned off the audio as a default setting (Olympus). Bugger!!!!

Anyhow, enjoy the pictures. It's a good insight into this weird little fair that combines stalls, concessions, drum jumble sale items, exhibitors, & clinic performances.

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:36 AM
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Really liked finishes of the Premier and Slingerland kits. BTW what happened to the bass drum on the first kit? It looks deformed.
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Really liked finishes of the Premier and Slingerland kits. BTW what happened to the bass drum on the first kit? It looks deformed.
They were made like that. In the long history of drums there have been some crazy shapes and sizes.

In fact, I'm sure if you dig deep enough, you'll find a few in this forum ;)
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Oof, that white balance!

Anyways, looks like a fun time. Can't wait to see the Amedia dudes at PASIC and hear some of their stuff for myself.
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thanks for those. nice pics.
IF i had to choose ONE, I'd have that Camco. With the Guru snare :)
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The Slingerland did it for me. This is why I'd have needed chaperoning, if I'd gone :)
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Oof, that white balance!

Anyways, looks like a fun time. Can't wait to see the Amedia dudes at PASIC and hear some of their stuff for myself.
Yeah, sorry about the balance. I tried my best to capture the drums, but the sodium lighting in this sports hall is a killer. We were the only stand that had lighting, so our gear didn't look too bad.

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thanks for those. nice pics.
IF i had to choose ONE, I'd have that Camco. With the Guru snare :)
Cheers, & yes, I liked the Camco too :)

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The Slingerland did it for me. This is why I'd have needed chaperoning, if I'd gone :)
That Slingerland looked fantastic in daylight. Sorry I couldn't do it justice with that terrible lighting. Gave me a headache too :(
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