Anyone remember Dead Ringers? My toms had them briefly back in the early '80s. Not sure I'd be too excited about their return, though. lol
Artstars and Granstars are some of, if not the best looking drums Tama ever made IMHO. They had a distinct look with those triangular lugs, and they sound GREAT. Just got done playing my Granstars. My Artstar Customs in British Racing Green is sitting upstairs bagged up. I feel that most current Tama lugs look fairly generic now with a few exceptions.Tama Artstars
That was my stick too. Try Promark"s American Hickory Select Balance RBH550TW.Pro-Mark 5AL, Ringo signature model drum sticks. Discontinues since he went to that other company. Would love to track some down. I wrote to pro-Mark wondering if and are lying about some warehouse somewhere
Seafroggys is right. They were a normal model before they were Ringo's model, and they're still available (without the Ringo signature). Not a popular model anymore, but they're still available. You'll probably have to special order them through a dealer.Pro-Mark 5AL, Ringo signature model drum sticks. Discontinues since he went to that other company. Would love to track some down. I wrote to pro-Mark wondering if and are lying about some warehouse somewhere
I agree WRT Evans EQ1I used one of these until recently, got it in a batter and reso twin pack for £20 un-used I was well chuffed! The old EQ1 heads were my favourite batter heads for BD. I still use an old Evans Genera as my reso head for my 24x20 nice for that Keith Carlock sound. If I want a dead sound I have an old Blue Hydraulic Head, again I acquired them all unplayed in a batch for next to nothing.
Sabian APX 24" Ride
They're hard to come by, and I tried one in America before. It was amazing. However my suitcase couldn't hold a cymbal that size :'(
I think there may be a few lying around the Internet somewhere, but I'll stick with my AA Bash Ride and, should it break, I'll probably get a 24" Paiste Giant beat.