One drummer with reso heads, one without?!
You haven't heard of concert toms? A real fave in the studios thanks to Hal Blaine in the '60s, and undoubtedly what John Guerin used to record the original Hawaii 5-0 theme back in the day. They're making a bit of a comeback, at least here at my house:One drummer with reso heads, one without?!
Been watching a lot of old footage from the 70s/80s lately (eg, the BBC's Reggae Britannia) and seeing a lot of drum kits with no reso heads. What's that all about?
A shame, but completely understandable! You simply don't see drums like that anymore. A real treasure to be sure.The Slingerlands are the drums on Neil Diamond's "America", and the Jazz Singer movie & album, and were a gift from Dennis St John. They do need a lot of tlc, and while they're completely playable, I doubt I'd be appearing anywhere with them.
I thought Hal Blaine did the LA Studio version for the original tv show, no? That was around the time he developed the Octa-plus tom thingy...Mel died a few years ago, it's unlikely he'd have recorded the new theme!
I don't know who's on the new theme, but the late L.A. studio legend John Guerin was reputed to have recorded at least one of the original show's themes. The Ventures did have a radio hit with a re-make, and I assume Mel played on that.