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Ross62

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    Make me laugh!

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    The Evolution Of The Drum Set

    Nice one.
  3. Daniel Glass,an excellent drummer in his own right walks us through the history of the drum kit including cymbals,hi-hats etc. Gene Krupa and other legends are also featured.The video is broken up into episodes making it easy to return to if you're time poor and was recommended to me by my drum teacher.
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    The Beatles thread

    NEW FILM PROJECT - We are proud to announce an exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and the acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sir Peter Jackson. https://twitter.com/thebeatles/status/1090566851711647745
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    Peter Grant

    From 1970 onwards,Stone The Crows were managed by Peter Grant; Leslie Harvey,guitarist for that band,who a few days previous had been fatally electrocuted on stage and was the brother of Alex Harvey had been living with Maggie Bell in an apartment at Led Zeppelin's Swansong building in the King's Road.Neither the Crows nor Alex were earning much money and couldn't afford to bring people down from Glasgow for the funeral."Peter Grant was an honourable man though" Maggie Bell remembers."He paid for all the aunts and uncles to get the train." MOJO Magazine,April 2000.
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    The Evolution Of The Drum Set

    Vintage drum kits from the 1920s and 1930s Hello friends, Samm Bennett here. I am fascinated by the early drum kits: they were very creative assemblages that generally included Chinese tack head tom toms, wood blocks, China-type cymbals, the "low boys" or "sock cymbals" that preceded the modern hi-hat. And of course the big bass drums and snare drums on their spindly little stands. To me these first American forays into multi-percussion setups are things of sculptural beauty. I've collected some photos from here and there around ye olde internets... Here's a wonderful old drawing of a 20s-era drum kit: very accurate and faithful! I believe the two rectangular things at the base of the snare drum are sandpaper blocks. Rubbed together, sandpaper like that makes a fantastic percussion instrument: I love to use it especially in recording. (It's often not really loud enough for most live music applications). Also note the drum spur at the bottom of the bass drum. I've got some just like this: from the 20s or 30s, they have a pointy edge that gets right into a wood floor like a nail! Via a skew arrangement, they clamp onto the wooden rim of the bass drum. I've used mine quite a bit over the years, as I've often put together kits using an marching bass drum that's not equipped with its own built-in spurs. Ingenious, some of these old bits of hardware! And the threads? Not even a hint of becoming stripped out, after almost 100 years! That's back when metal work was METAL WORK, dammit! Also note the cymbal mounted down low on the bass drum, to the right of the bass drum pedal. More on this later... Here are front and back views of a beautiful old kit from 1930 that features a "spider woman" design on the bass drum head. We see the familiar Chinese tack head tom tom, the small double wood block which was also somewhat common in kits of this era, the mysterious bass-drum mounted foot cymbal, a hanging China-type cymbal and a tambourine. And the snare, of course. Note also the bass drum mute and... instruction book! For much more info on this particular item, see the Olympic Drums page for this drum kit Another gorgeous old kit from 1929, made by Ludwig and Ludwig. Fabulous drum head painting (that's quite a peak in the distance: like Mt. Fuji on steroids) and what a beautiful finish: it's called "Peacock Pearl". I'd love to see a closeup of that. And doesn't the red of that Chinese tack head tom tom just leap out at you? Fantastic! Looks like some kind of extra-large sleigh bells mounted on a wooden handle there, too, resign inside the tambourine. Interesting! And there's that cymbal mounted on the bass drum, just to the right of the bass drum pedal. Now, how was this played? See notes on the photo directly below! This kit is from the wonderful Olympic Drums website, and was sold to some lucky drummer and/or collector for the princely sum of $5,250. Wonder if it's ever being played, or instead is sitting in a museum or warehouse somewhere? More details on this kit at the original Olympic Drums page here. This old kit featured a very colorful windmill landscape, one of the relatively rare spring-type cymbal mounts, a woodblock and... a horn! A rather eccentric addition to a drum kit! This kit was being offered for sale at an online auction site. A winter scene adorns this very handsome old Ludwig and Ludwig bass drum. This is the only photo I've ever seen of bass drum heads being painted. This is obviously a drum factory, but I have no idea which company. There's that windmill, lake and boat scene, very similar to the one that we saw in the contemporary photo just above! A popular theme, it seems. A totally snow covered mountain and lake adorn this old bass drum head. http://www.polarityrecords.com/vintage-drum-kits-1920s-and-30s.html
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    what are you listening to right NOW!?

    Physical Rarities- Because it came up in my playlist....but..I see many others are quoting it too........?? is listening to this a rite of passage?
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    The Evolution Of The Drum Set

    You like them tuned pretty high? This was in the suggestions after your vid 😡; https://youtu.be/eT1Y6VUstww
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    The Evolution Of The Drum Set

    Alright πŸ‘ A testament to the human spirit.
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    Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Though we don’t have the opportunity of seeing Bowie and Vaughan perform together, several taped rehearsal performances exist, including this excellent version of β€œLet’s Dance,” on which Vaughan contributes his characteristic stinging Strat work. Nile Rodgers, who played guitar and co-produced the album with Bowie, is featured as well
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    The Evolution Of The Drum Set

    That was different.
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    The Evolution Of The Drum Set

    ^ Yeah,many instruments of death have been secreted in short hair 😲 ^ I nearly bought a set of 3 Roto-toms last week in a job lot of shitty old drums for $20 but I couldn't justify the cost of buying new heads for them versus the use they'd get.
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    The Evolution Of The Drum Set

    That cop looks highly suspicious smiling like that.
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    THANK YOU AUSTRALIA, FOR....

    😁 It does look good inside.
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    THANK YOU AUSTRALIA, FOR....

    Sydney-siders or those who've visited that city,the South Steyne Manly ferry is for sale.She's been refurbished and has quite a history. http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1950-FERRY-Large-Capacity-Function-Ferry/SSE-AD-4873323/
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    ^ Hello Madame Slave, Great to see you too.
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