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Forum: Vintage Drums 10-21-2018, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Tommyp
Re: Best places for 1920s Gretsch drum history and appraisal, plus axillary percussio

jaison!
WELCOME to the VDF! .. and .. we really request that you use pics/attachments instead of links to pics. The reasons are many, but the main reason would be that eventually, ALL links go dead!...
Forum: For Sale 10-16-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Jazz Combo bass Drum

No worries Alan, all good ... and THANK YOU!!!

Tommyp
Forum: For Sale 10-16-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Jazz Combo bass Drum

drumteacher!

You gotta SIZE your pics and use attachments here ... PLEASE! I did it for you here. That pic file was MASSIVE and ended up blowing the entire thread/post off the page. Makes viewing...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-25-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Pearl Jupiter/B4514 brass or steel?

vyacheslav!
The PEARL B4514 "Stewart Copeland" in indeed the standard depth 5X14, 10 lug, COB. The one in my previous post is the model he played. I also have one that I outfitted with a CAST batter...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-25-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Pearl Jupiter/B4514 brass or steel?

Hello!, and ...
... you read CORRECT! I have had three of the late 70's PEARL B4514's, and they all had three lines around the shell, and they were all COB. I still have one in my collection...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-05-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Babylon Berlin Killer Vintage Kit ...

Hobbs!
Without a shred of doubt ... BOTH! What a great gig ... great drums!, and GREAT “scenery” ! <smile!>

Tommyp
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-26-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Rogers Help (new here)

Too funny Mark!, as I have an ACTUAL "SuperEight", and named it that years ago! Just seemed like the thing to do! <smile> That said ... mine is 1st production, and Rogers BUILT THEM with Beavertails...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-16-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 863
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Old Man Rant: How hard is it to spell cymbal?

[QUOTE=pgm554;435918]We're not supposed to get political on these threads,but this has been a an issue for a very long time.

My music related vignette is as follows:

6th grade report card day...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Gene Krupa playing a Dynasonic?

AWESOME Mark! ... and I have that book too! That's gotta be where I saw it many moons ago. GREAT that you had the tenacity to stay on it, and locate! Thumbs up!!!

Tommyp
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Gene Krupa playing a Dynasonic?

You know what's funny about this? ... after I wrote my post I said to myself .. wait .. wasn't there talk about Gene ALSO playing a Rogers Dynasonic in disguise as a Slingerland model??!! I do...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-20-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Gene Krupa playing a Dynasonic?

K.O. / Powertone / Jeff!

Always liked that snare drum Jeff! ... you have the REAL DEAL, mine is a mere copy, but ... EXACT in every detail of course. It's a pleasure to play! I'll also add to what...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-18-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Gene Krupa playing a Dynasonic?

... and here's my 4X14 LB in the "gig zone" with my Rogers BR Celebrity's ...

Tommyp
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-18-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Gene Krupa playing a Dynasonic?

Good eye Mark!
NOT just an illusion! LB had Rogers build him more than a few "experimental" custom models that were NOT available to the public. This is one of 'em! It is indeed a 4X14 wood...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-18-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Gene Krupa playing a Dynasonic?

It was indeed GK, Louis Bellson, and Shelly Manne. Dodgers Stadium, 1962. Here's the YT link to the performance ... Drum Battle - Gene Krupa, Louis Bellson, Shelly Manne - YouTube ENJOY!!!

Tommyp
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-18-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Gene Krupa playing a Dynasonic?

Hey Mark!/8upwuthit!

Actually ... it was Louis Bellson's set! .. and .. it took place at Dodger Stadium. There is video that shows what this was all about, and I have seen it many times. I believe...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-30-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Slingerland Expertise Needed: Fair offer?

Mike!
Yes indeed ... Fred it was! I remember him playing these back in 1971 or so actually ... so he HAS had them since day one! I was playing drums for our HS Jazz Ensemble and we did a set for...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-27-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Slingerland Expertise Needed: Fair offer?

Mike!
I know those drums very well ... and their owner! 😀 Comes as no surprise he would offer you first refusal ... or first take! Do you .. we .. any of us! .. NEED more drums??!! But of course!!!...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-22-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Fibes Drums

JR!
Actually there is quite a bit on/about Fibes drums here! I have written a LOT as I've been playing them since 1973! My 1st set back in 1973 were the clear Fibes Crystalites, and since then I...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-19-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Tommyp
Re: No hole in the head for me!

Wayne!
Rest assured, NONE of my “micro ported” front/reso heads are the OEM’s! Those come off and are stored safely, and can be returned to the drum when desired! I also cut my own ports, so they...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-19-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Tommyp
Re: No hole in the head for me!

Wayne!
Doesn't have to be a "giant hole" at all! I know what you're sayin' too! .. but .. I play a LOT of concert theater's and/or outside shows with full sound, lights, and pro sound personnel. I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-05-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Remo Sparkletone heads?

Mike!
It is indeed a lighting type illusion issue. I have 5 more pics from this particular performance, all of them are in B&W, and whereas you CAN tell the front BD head is a Silver "Sparkletone",...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-05-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Remo Sparkletone heads?

Jeff!
Correct! ... but the set of Rogers on the MD Show were not his drums of course, whereas the Trixon/VOX were his actual/regular touring set! I try to stay within the parameters of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-05-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Remo Sparkletone heads?

... and let me add this to the mix:

Buddy Rich had his 1967 Trixon/VOX set outfitted with a REMO "Sparkletone" front bass drum head in Silver! I'll attach a color pic out of my collection for you...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 05-02-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tommyp
Re: Rogers Jazz Kit

Dan!
BEAUTIFUL!!! Those look as GREAT as they sound! The matching Dynasonic just sweetens them even more ... ENJOY!!!

Tommyp
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-26-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Tommyp
Re: New rogers dyno-matic pedal

Sean!
Ploughman has thoughtfully chimed in on the NEW Rogers Dynasonic .. and .. I have zero experience with them as I haven't grabbed one. I have two 60's era wood Dynasonics .. a 1967 and a 1968,...
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