Jeff Porcaro's Bozz Scaggs setup.

pgm554

Platinum Member
Tough one to call since he was known as a "Frankenstein" kit player.
Pearl ,Yamaha ,and Ludwig were all parts of his recording sets at any point in time.
 

JRF

Junior Member
Throw in LA Camcos in that mix too... He had a black LA Camco kit he used in the Hold The Line video. Probably used this kit on recordings done in that period too...
 
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Matt Bo Eder

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I read his first Modern Drummer interview back in the 70s and he said he had a number of Gretsch drums, Ludwigs, Slingerlands, Camcos....I don't think his association with Pearl happened until after the Toto Hydra album - because he was playing some clear Ludwig Vistalites in the videos to promote that album. But he did say he used a Slingerland kit with a 28" bass drum on "Lido Shuffle".

I have this feeling he played basic 5-piece drum kits back then since having a 10" rack tom wasn't a normal thing yet. And when he did settle in with Pearl, it looked like all he did was add the 10" tom to the standard 12/13/16 configuration for the advertisements, anyway.
 
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drumming sort of person

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Most of the time it was 12" and 13" toms, and a 16" floor tom. Usually with the bottom heads removed too. When I saw him live at the Baked Potato, it was a Gretsch set, with those sizes, and bottom heads removed.
 
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