With the black hoops and the black shell interiors with wood-colored bearing edges, it sure looks like a Yamaha Hybrid Oak.
Just because an artist endorses a brand doesn't mean they're a sell-out. Yes, some artists play it that way, but most do not. Rikki does not.I never really got " Endorsers / Endorsements ? " If I can't figure what drums to buy why would I copy a sellout?
Then its the live custom hybrid oak.
There's been quite a few... (many still endorse dw pedals and hardware, though):It will be an interesting move because Rikki had his own drum company before going to DW, and also it's extremely rare that an artist leaves DW. I can only think of Jason Bonham, who left DW for Ludwig... then went back!
There's been quite a few...
How does DW (or any other drum company) manage their roster in terms of production? Is there a specific "endorser" crew to keep that product stream flowing outside of "normal" production?More than I thought, but still a tiny percentage of the DW roster.
Damn you got me worried now. I just put an order in for an ad on floor tom to my concept maple, and they now say it wont ship until July!! What the hell is going on?It's interesting that he brought up the Roland thing. I recently got my first PDP kit ever, in the months leading up to that purchase I had some messages back and forth with them and had a phone call that was almost an hour long with one of their reps. The prompt responses, care, attention, and time I received during those communications played greatly into my purchase decision, this was right before Roland came into the picture. Fast forward, Roland now owns it all which took PDP from a side venture of DW's to a division of a different division of another division of yet another division of Roland's and suddenly I can't get anyone at PDP to respond to a message or answer the phone. I'm very disappointed too because my purchased brand new PDP kit that is only a few months old with three gigs and about five rehearsals total already has ply separation and some hardware issues and no one seems to care.
Artists are given some priority in the building process, the bigger the artist, the faster the response from the company.How does DW (or any other drum company) manage their roster in terms of production? Is there a specific "endorser" crew to keep that product stream flowing outside of "normal" production?
Between those 2, it would almost be easier to name the drum companies they haven't endorsed at one point or another.....Joey Kramer - Pearl
Matt Sorum - Yamaha, Mapex, dw, Ludwig, Gretsch...
Damn you got me worried now. I just put an order in for an ad on floor tom to my concept maple, and they now say it wont ship until July!! What the hell is going on?