Legend was a top-tier brand launched back in the late eighties by Kaman Music Corp. These included a range of snare drums including thin maple shells, brass shells, phosphor bronze shells and a thick 20-ply maple shell. John Roderick masterminded the new drum line and Joe Montineri was the...
1977 Maynard Ferguson Band at UNT (Denton, TX). Peter Erskine on Drums.
1980 Jackson Browne at Frank Erwin Center (Austin, TX). Running On Empty Tour featuring The Section, Russ Kunkel on drums.
1983 Rush at Reunion Arena (Dallas, TX). Signals Tour.
Started with a Yamaha kit and stuck with Yamaha kits.
Started with Yamaha hardware but switched to DW.
Started with Zildjian A's, tried pretty every major brand cymbal over five decades, but ultimately landed with Istanbul Agop cymbals.
Honestly I've never been able to locate the specs on the Legend bronze drums. My snare has a thick, seamless phosphor bronze shell. Just for the sake of comparison my fully assembled 4" X 14" snare weighs in at 8.4 pounds.
Joe Montineri and John Roderick headed up the Legend series under...
I failed to mention the Legend Phosphor Bronze Snare drum (currently discontinued) if you can find a used one. I prefer the sound of the 4" X 14" Phosphor Bronze Legend over the 6-1/2 deep model. Killer snare drum that is a well kept secret.
I'm a big fan of bronze snare drums and I spent a good share of time checking out a number of bronze snare drums.
I ultimately went with the 6.5" X 14" Joyful Noise Beacon Bronze and couldn't be happier.
My wife has been extremely supportive and gracious over the years. I'm very fortunate. But family always comes first and we both have had to sacrifice at times over the years . . . and drums were typically the first to go in lieu of other options. I've been supportive of her endeavors as...
A brief story about Alice and his wife, Sheryl, visiting Sheryl's parents in Northern California. Her parents pastored a small church that my parents had just started attending. One Sunday morning there was a hubbub in the church auditorium. My parents asked what was going on and one of the...