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Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Tommyp
Re: I Have Never "Gotten" Gretsch Drums

JimmySticks!
Just wanted to let you know that there were no "wives" ... Buddy was only married to Marie .. ( 1953 ) .. and the product of that union was their daughter Cathy about a year later. Only...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-07-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Year-end Shout out to Tommy P., David A. & the VDF Community

grantro!
David and I THANK YOU most kindly for the very nice words! We do feel our VDF family/members are the BEST anywhere!, and help make this one of the coolest places to hang on the net! BEST!!!...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-04-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Buddy

Mark!, and JR et al...

I usually do NOT get involved with these types of discussions, as really ... outside of some NEW unearthed tid bits here and there, it comes down to the personal opinion of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,172
Posted By Tommyp
Re: DW Buys Slingerland Name

Mark ... the admin/mod would be me, as David is on hiatus for a bit with family obligations. For that matter, It's 99.9% me that handles the forum as it is! That's why David pays me the BIG BUCKS!...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-27-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Tommyp
Re: The True Go kit

Yes indeed Bob! ... no doubt that is what happened. Over all the years, it has probably happened a couple dozen times. I will add, there were a couple times where we had an issue with "location" .....
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-26-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,172
Posted By Tommyp
Re: DW Buys Slingerland Name

OMG O-Lugs! ... I'm dying here! Now THAT ... was funny!

Tommyp
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-24-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Tommyp
Re: The True Go kit

JimmySticks!
Your missing post was undoubtedly due to a small glitch. You have never posted anything that would "red flag" for deletion, so no worries, as it was NOT intended or personal. I/we .....
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-19-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Tommyp
Re: The newbie and the 1950ís Slingerland Drum Set

Jeffm333!

Hello!, and WELCOME the the VDF! Tommyp here, and I am the Admin/Mod of our fine little vintage drum forum! I want to make mention that we much PREFER attachments and NOT LINKING to any...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-19-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Tommyp
Re: The Gretscherland

... and with that, the depths of the "Gretscherland" thread have been duly plumbed ... and then some! <smile> I'll get the lights and the door on the way out!

Tommyp
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-14-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Posting Videos

Yup! ... and thatís what has been happening since the video section was closed with no intervention from David or me. Itís fine!, as long as there isnít an avalanche of videos, which was never really...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-14-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Posting Videos

DrumBob!

Ya ... and the reasoning back then was, it was supposed to be a section for videos of different drummers/bands performances with no vids of the members playing. That request is actually...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-04-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Buddy Rich Drum Set

OB!
I was asked to help authenticate the drums by the owner and Donn. As is the case so many times with things like this, no one that was involved is still with us to comment .. so .. it becomes a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-03-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Buddy Rich Drum Set

Thatís the set we talked about here. Donn Bennett is working with the owner on the sale .. but .. could take a while, if at all! Niche item for a specific buyer, and again, if there is one!

Tommyp
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Bernard Has Left The building (and the planet)

I'll help you out here as I have access to the header title ... good to go! <smile!>

Tommyp
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-23-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tommyp
Re: This Is The Least Active Forum Ever

Okay ... so after reading all these responses to DB's post, I'll give my thoughts/opinion, as I have been here with David .. we run the forum, and have done so from the start, which was 14 years ago!...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Help Identifying a Possible Fibes Snare

OB!

As mentioned, I know/play ORIGINAL Fibes pretty cold .. 1965 to 1979 .. and not so much Corder, Darwin, and then Fibes Austin. So ... I did some research. I believe the drum he has here is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Help Identifying a Possible Fibes Snare

OB!
The drum shown is not fiberglass ... it's a maple shell .. so .. it could either be a Corder made drum which would date it at 1979 on .. or .. a Fibes Austin which would date in from 1994....
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Help Identifying a Possible Fibes Snare

OB!

Unfortunately, you are quite mistaken on this drum. The drum he has in the pics is either a Corder or Fibes Austin and NOT the ORIGINAL Fibes from either Farmingdale NY or the later Fibes...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,609
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Buddy Rich Slingerlands thread UPDATE

OB!
No, not used as in actually played by Buddy, but the actual MODELS he used! Each pair is NIB, with the WFLís dating back to the 50ís. No .. not oak .. the WFLís are hickory. The key is the size....
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,609
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Buddy Rich Slingerlands thread UPDATE

... and here's the pic from my BR stick collection for a quick view/reference! ENJOY!!!

Tommyp
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,609
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Buddy Rich Slingerlands thread UPDATE

... and they werenít! See my response in O-lugs post above! The VF BR stick is a ĒcommemorativeĒ and not remotely close to what BR used throughout his most illustrative career! Have a look at the pic...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-23-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,609
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Buddy Rich Slingerlands thread UPDATE

That pic is owned by my buddy David who is actually the owner of the VDF, hence the watermark. I have in my collection .. from the same photo shoot .. the actual catalog shot, but without BR in it...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-23-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,609
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Buddy Rich Slingerlands thread UPDATE

Buddy's sticks were NOT large actually. I have in my BR collection, a nice sampling of all the models he used between 1950 and 1982. I'll attach a pic. His stick was what I like to call a modified 7a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-23-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,609
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Buddy Rich Slingerlands thread UPDATE

Buddy was an INCREDIBLE brush player! Search out some vids ... you will be blown away! I never thought he got enough credit for his brush playing .. publicly .. but for all that have seen him LIVE .....
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-23-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,609
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Buddy Rich Slingerlands thread UPDATE

Agreed on the duct tape! .. and .. yes!, during the back part of this, his FINAL Ludwig endorsement, he ended up playing the SS pretty exclusively. Interestingly, shortly after this, he switched to...
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