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Tommyp 02-07-2017 10:11 AM

1967/68 Fibes COF Buddy Rich
 
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Just did a Sinatra Show at a beautiful theater in Hartford, CT and there was a photographer present, and he took some really nice shots! Normally I wouldn't put myself up in a pic .. ( Look away, I'm hideous! ) .. but it's such a nice pic of the 1967/68 Fibes COF Buddy Rich's in action that I thought you might enjoy! These drums are in the exact BR era/build from back when he played a full Fibes COF set for a hot minute in 1967. The sizes are:

14X24
9X13
16X16
16X16
5.5X14 Fibes SFT690

Tommyp

salty 1322 02-07-2017 11:00 AM

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What a beautiful set of drums! The photo is also top notch! What an extraordinarily handsome drummer!
Brian

Tommyp 02-07-2017 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by salty 1322 (Post 405039)
What a beautiful set of drums! The photo is also top notch! What an extraordinarily handsome drummer!
Brian

Brian!

THANK YOU for the very kind words! I swear, I'm glad I don't have to look at myself on a daily basis though!, but somehow my wife has done it for the past 32 years! :) That said ... here's a full band/Frank shot from the same show ...

Tommyp

salty 1322 02-07-2017 12:34 PM

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Now that's pure class! A VERY cool photo! Thank you for sharing, sir!
Brian

OldSchool 02-07-2017 12:54 PM

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Great pics and great story, TommyP! Thanks for sharing. Oh, I almost forgot -- great looking drummer and great looking kit, too! I must say though that I believe it's the first time that I've actually seen you behind a non-WMP kit.

Tommyp 02-07-2017 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by OldSchool (Post 405063)
Great pics and great story, TommyP! Thanks for sharing. Oh, I almost forgot -- great looking drummer and great looking kit, too! I must say though that I believe it's the first time that I've actually seen you behind a non-WMP kit.

Gary!

Indeed!, not WMP, but that's because Fibes never offered WMP. Their standard wraps were all metal during this era, and they offered: Chrome over Fiberglass (COF) ... Antique Brass ... and Antique Copper. When Buddy played his full Fibes set in 1967, they were finished in COF. He only played them for about 6 months in the back part of 1967, then hooked on with Slingerland in 1968. So, these are an authentic era/build Fibes Buddy Rich set! I've been gigging these for about a year now. I finished the restoration last April actually. These are RARE in this build/year, as they are 1st generation Bob Grauso built Fibes, and in Buddy's sizes and configuration. Buddy's Fibes, as are these, were built 3 years prior to CFMartin taking over the company/production in 1970. THANKS for the kind words and comments Gary! :)

Tommyp

Dan Boucher 02-07-2017 02:16 PM

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Wow! That photo captures all the magic of it Tommy; the set, the drummer and the atmosphere. That's one for the drum room wall if there ever was one.

Tommyp 02-07-2017 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan Boucher (Post 405068)
Wow! That photo captures all the magic of it Tommy; the set, the drummer and the atmosphere. That's one for the drum room wall if there ever was one.

Dan!

THANK YOU!, you are too kind! It is a nice pic for sure ... of the drums! :) I have to agree though, it does capture the LIVE feel of the show. Speaking of which ... some "quick clips" were just forwarded to me, so I'll put one up here. Here's a small clip of "NY NY". Hopefully everyone might enjoy!

Tommyp


salty 1322 02-07-2017 03:47 PM

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Nice work, Tommy! I especially like your floor tom rolls at the end! Cool cymbal work too! My eyes are not the best but, do you hold your sticks in a matched grip? I'm just wondering because from what I've been lead to believe, most jazz and swing drummers use the traditional grip. Just curious. Even though I play rock, I learned the traditional grip many years ago. I try the matched grip occasionally but, it just doesn't feel right for me. Anyway, thanks for giving us all a personal glimpse of you and your talent. Now we can put a face to our "boss" and associate talent with the name! Thank you!
Brian

idrum4fun 02-07-2017 04:52 PM

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Tommyp!

Great shot of you with the Fibes and a great video you posted! I forgot to look away, but didn't turn to stone, so you can't be hideous!! LoLoLoLo

As recently stated in another post, sure wish I lived closer so I could catch one of your performances. Have no doubt they are spectacular!

Keep on groovin'!!

-Mark


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