Roger Taylor new kits

Togg

Senior Member
Hi

Not sure if this has been mentioned here yet (did a search but found nothing)
Roger Taylor of Queen has switched from his classic Ludwid set up on the new tour to two DW sets

Check out the shots (hopefully now attached!)

One DW Maple Kit and one DW Black + Gold kit
 

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Togg

Senior Member
A couple more shots... during the middle of the set he is doing a drum solo while the roadie builds a kit (the black one) around him...very cool..
 

Togg

Senior Member
Sorry here are the images....
 

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wooltonboy

Pioneer Member
Wow, nice set-ups.
But, funny really, Roger's been with Ludwig forever it seems.
Wonder why the switch?
Phil
 

Togg

Senior Member
Not sure, there was talk of him doing an interview with one of the drumming mags in the UK, but nothing has surfaced yet. He is still using the Ludwig maple snare on the main kit, and it seems like he recorded the new album with a mixture of DW and Ludwig drums.

I see he is still listed as a Ludwig artist and not yet as as DW artist on there website so who knows if he is now an official endorser or not.
 

CBPEAVEY

Member
I though Roger Taylor was still using Sleishman drums. He changed from Ludwig a few years ago, from what I know.

This is a quote from the Sleishman Site
"Round, crisp, true, revolutionary - I'm converted!"

Rogers kit of choice:

Toms - 10" x 8" , 12" x 9" , 13"x 11", 14" x 14", 16" x 16", 18" x 16".

Bass Drum - 24" x 18"

Snare - 14" x 7"

Color: Clear Maple
Roger Taylor, drummer and backing vocalist in one of the worlds most influential rock bands Queen. He has a very "big" unique sound and is known for his brilliant drum parts that are intrinsic to the grand orchesration of Queen’s music.

Roger has been playing Sleishman since 1993 and loves the full sound our toms and bass drums give him. Roger can be heard playing Sleishman on Queen’s ‘Made In Heaven’ album.

In 2003/04, we also supplied a full drum kit to the Australian production of the smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton, ‘We Will Rock You’. Roger and Brian May came out for the launches in both Melbourne and Sydney. "

I didn't know he had changed drum companies again.
 

slingerland755

Silver Member
A couple more shots... during the middle of the set he is doing a drum solo while the roadie builds a kit (the black one) around him...very cool..

Does Roger still spit (straight up) while he plays? I thought that was a bit strange but loved the show back in 1982.
 
R

Royal

Guest
One would think the acoustics on top of Buckingham Palace would be top notch.
Did you see them play on the Palace roof?
How cheesy can it get.
How very not rock & roll. .....I'll pass thanks.

"Can you count us in please maam?"
"Yeees...of course."

"A-one - A-one. A one-one-one-one."
 

Togg

Senior Member
I though Roger Taylor was still using Sleishman drums. He changed from Ludwig a few years ago, from what I know.

This is a quote from the Sleishman Site
"Round, crisp, true, revolutionary - I'm converted!"

Rogers kit of choice:

Toms - 10" x 8" , 12" x 9" , 13"x 11", 14" x 14", 16" x 16", 18" x 16".

Bass Drum - 24" x 18"

Snare - 14" x 7"

Color: Clear Maple
Roger Taylor, drummer and backing vocalist in one of the worlds most influential rock bands Queen. He has a very "big" unique sound and is known for his brilliant drum parts that are intrinsic to the grand orchesration of Queen’s music.

Roger has been playing Sleishman since 1993 and loves the full sound our toms and bass drums give him. Roger can be heard playing Sleishman on Queen’s ‘Made In Heaven’ album.

In 2003/04, we also supplied a full drum kit to the Australian production of the smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton, ‘We Will Rock You’. Roger and Brian May came out for the launches in both Melbourne and Sydney. "

I didn't know he had changed drum companies again.

He used the bass drum of that kit but nothing else, the toms came out for one outing but after that it was just the bass drum and ludwig toms till now.
 

Togg

Senior Member
I though Roger Taylor was still using Sleishman drums. He changed from Ludwig a few years ago, from what I know.

This is a quote from the Sleishman Site
"Round, crisp, true, revolutionary - I'm converted!"

Rogers kit of choice:

Toms - 10" x 8" , 12" x 9" , 13"x 11", 14" x 14", 16" x 16", 18" x 16".

Bass Drum - 24" x 18"

Snare - 14" x 7"

Color: Clear Maple
Roger Taylor, drummer and backing vocalist in one of the worlds most influential rock bands Queen. He has a very "big" unique sound and is known for his brilliant drum parts that are intrinsic to the grand orchesration of Queen’s music.

Roger has been playing Sleishman since 1993 and loves the full sound our toms and bass drums give him. Roger can be heard playing Sleishman on Queen’s ‘Made In Heaven’ album.

In 2003/04, we also supplied a full drum kit to the Australian production of the smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton, ‘We Will Rock You’. Roger and Brian May came out for the launches in both Melbourne and Sydney. "

I didn't know he had changed drum companies again.

He used the bass drum of that kit but nothing else, the toms came out for one outing but after that it was just the bass drum and ludwig toms till now.
 

Togg

Senior Member
One would think the acoustics on top of Buckingham Palace would be top notch.
Did you see them play on the Palace roof?
How cheesy can it get.
How very not rock & roll. .....I'll pass thanks.

"Can you count us in please maam?"
"Yeees...of course."

"A-one - A-one. A one-one-one-one."


Well to be fair, Roger was not on the roof, just Brian, but hey, when her maj calls what do you do when you are called Queen?
 

KarlCrafton

Platinum Member
Wow...he'd been a Ludwig guy for years.

Maybe he just needed a change.

I notice that his Black kit has no re-rings.

To ME, those shells from DW sound waaaay better than the 'regular' collectors shells.

That bass player in the couple pics plays (or played) with BOC with Bobby Rondinelli.
Nice guy, but I can't recall his name right now.

Good to see them still out and playing.
 

Togg

Senior Member
For anyone that's interested here are the specs...


Set 1:

EXOTIC BIRDSEYE MAPLE w/CHROME HARDWARE HYBRID X-SHELL AND VLT 26" KICK IS STANDARD

DREX0708TTCSC
TOM EXOTIC CHROME HDWR CHROME STM
7/31/2008
Chrome
STM

DREX0810TTCSC
TOM EXOTIC CHROME HDWR CHROME STM
7/31/2008
Chrome
STM

DREX0912TTCSC
TOM EXOTIC CHROME HDWR CHROME STM
7/31/2008
Chrome
STM

DREX1013TTCSC
TOM EXOTIC CHROME HDWR CHROME STM
7/31/2008
Chrome
STM

DREX1114TTCSC
TOM EXOTIC CHROME HDWR CHROME STM
7/31/2008
Chrome
STM

DREX1616TTCLC
TOM EXOTIC CHROME HDWR CHROME LEGS
7/31/2008
Chrome
Legs

DREX1618TTCLC
TOM EXOTIC CHROME HDWR CHROME LEGS
7/31/2008
Chrome
Legs

DREX1826KKC
KICK EXOTIC CHROME HDWR
7/31/2008
Chrome


DREX0614SSC
SNARE EXOTIC CHROME HDWR
7/31/2008
Chrome


DREX0614SSC
SNARE EXOTIC CHROME HDWR
7/31/2008
Chrome


DREX1823KKC
KICK EXOTIC CHROME HDWR
7/31/2008
Chrome




Set 2:

LC SOLID BLACK LACQUER w/GOLD HARDWARE HYBRID VLT AND X-SHELL


DRLC0708TTGSG
TOM CUSTOM LAQUER GOLD HDWR GOLD STM
7/31/2008
Gold
STM

DRLC0810TTGSG
8x10 LC Tom Tom w/ STM, Gold HW
7/31/2008
Gold
STM

DRLC0912TTGSG
LACQ. CUSTOM TOM, GOLD HW
7/31/2008
Gold
STM

DRLC1013TTGSG
TOM CUSTOM LACQUER GOLD STM W/GOLD HWR
7/31/2008
Gold
STM

DRLC1114TTGSG
LACQUER CUSTOM TOM, GOLD HW
7/31/2008
Gold
STM

DRLC1616TTGLG
TOM CUSTOM LAQUER GOLD LEGS W/GOLD HWR
7/31/2008
Gold
Legs

DRLC1618TTGLG
TOM CUSTOM LAQUER GOLD HDWR GOLD LEGS
7/31/2008
Gold
Legs

DRLC2024KKG
KICK CUSTOM LAQUER GOLD HDWR
7/31/2008
Gold


DRLC0824KWG__ES
WOOFER KICK CUSTOM LAQUER GOLD HDWR MA
7/31/2008
Gold


DRLC0614SSG
SNARE CUSTOM LAQUER GOLD HDWR
7/31/2008
Gold


DRLC0614SSG
SNARE CUSTOM LAQUER GOLD HDWR
7/31/2008
Gold
 

Coylee_91

Junior Member
I posted the new kits on Wikipedia twice, and both times someone changed it back to the Ludwig one that was on there originally, someone clearly cannot accept the truth
 

Gruntersdad

Honorary Lifetime CEO
Staff member
I can accept Roger Taylor switching kits, but Queen without Freddie Mercury? That's just wrong.

I was never a big Queen fan, my loss, but after watching a few documentaries on the group I grew to like them alot, and I have to say the same thing about Freddie. I'm sure they sound great but man...
 
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