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Old 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!
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:51 AM
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What a beautiful set of drums! The photo is also top notch! What an extraordinarily handsome drummer!
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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 ...

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Old 02-07-2017, 12:34 PM
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Now that's pure class! A VERY cool photo! Thank you for sharing, sir!
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Old 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.
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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.
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!

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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.
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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.
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!

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[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MYXjjAPSPg"]The Sounds of Frank/The Sands "NY NY" - YouTube[/ame]

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Old 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!
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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!!

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'!!

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