We all have tales of fantastic drum sets that you just missed out on . Come on folks fess up and tell us your regretful tale.
The tale for me involves a Noble and Cooley Star series kit . The toms on the kit were all steambent maple and short stack style toms . The bass drums were regular multiply maple shells . This particular kit was for sale at Songbird Music in Toronto . It was up for sale for $1650 Canadian . Unfortunately for me at the time I was married to an extremely frugal Woman that threw nickels around like manhole covers and had a death grip on our bank accounts . It took me a couple days to convince her to let me buy the kit and when I got back to Songbird the kit was gone . It has bothered me all these years as these kits are very rare and collectible .
So cool to see this! Don't know if it's the same kit he used on the Dire Straits - On Every Street World Tour (1991 i think), but the sound of that kit is one of my favorite drumkits ever! During that solo on 'Calling Elvis' with that percussionist he does a fill and those toms just sing...
Every time i watch that dvd or listen to the cd i tell every one to shut up so i can bask in that sound haha