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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-23-2018, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Drummer808
Re: Remo Classic Fit ...

A Remo rep told me that Classic Fit Bass Drum heads were due to be released this month (March 2018), but still no mention of them on the Remo website or anywhere else online.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-14-2018, 09:36 PM
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Re: Marcus Gilmore on Gretsch RB @ Blue Note Hawaii 2/18

The videos were shot with my iPhone 6.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-14-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,552
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Marcus Gilmore on Gretsch RB @ Blue Note Hawaii 2/18

I believe they were a pair of 6" Zildjian Zil-Bells on an extra hi-hat stand that he played with his heel. All of the other hardware was mine (DW Flat Base stands) and he brought his own cymbals...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-14-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,552
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Marcus Gilmore on Gretsch RB @ Blue Note Hawaii 2/18

And one more:

https://youtu.be/deZdBjXf01A
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-13-2018, 11:45 PM
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Forum: Vintage Drums 02-13-2018, 11:03 PM
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Views: 1,552
Posted By Drummer808
Marcus Gilmore on Gretsch RB @ Blue Note Hawaii 2/18

The phenomenal Marcus Gilmore was in town last week performing with the legendary Chick Corea and bassist Carlitos del Puerto at the Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki. Since I don't know of any Craviotto...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-11-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Gretsch RB 16" Floor Tom re-wrap project

Thanks, guys. Hey, jccabinets! I'd love to have you work on one of my projects someday. You do truly amazing work!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-05-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By Drummer808
Gretsch RB 16" Floor Tom re-wrap project

I just finished putting together my latest addition to my RB kit last night. Pretty straight forward job with the exception of the extensive rust hidden inside the drum. Anyway, here's a little...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-13-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,646
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Here we KOA-gin

Jccabinets - you are a master craftsman! Perhaps you could work on a project for me someday. I live out here in Hawaii and koa trees are everywhere...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-12-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Shell repair

WOW! Amazing work (which would take much more skill that I possess at present). Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-12-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Gretsch internal muffler restoration

Thanks. I disassembled the mufflers and soaked everything, felt and all, in Evaporust over night (no effect at all on the felt after drying). Used a wire brush under running water to remove...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-12-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By Drummer808
Gretsch internal muffler restoration

I just worked on these this past weekend. This is probably the best I can do with these, correct? Thanks in advance everyone.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-12-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Shell repair

Thank you for the tips, everyone. Yes, I want to just fix the tear and salvage the hole for the lug.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-11-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By Drummer808
Shell repair

I received this shell in the mail this past week. What would the best way to fix this? Wood putty?
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,155
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Brian Blade @ Blue Note Hawaii on Gretsch RB

Here's another one for the followers of this thread. I remember a time when Chick wouldn't play this tune on a gig. I guess he's finally cool with it as he closed both sets with it on this night. ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,155
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Brian Blade @ Blue Note Hawaii on Gretsch RB

Brian Blade's Rider for the Chick Corea Trio.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,155
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Brian Blade @ Blue Note Hawaii on Gretsch RB

It's an 18". By the way, what an amazing collections of drums you have in your inventory, geckobeats!
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,155
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Brian Blade @ Blue Note Hawaii on Gretsch RB

Yes, that's exactly what Roberto was saying. You would expect the cymbal to change sonically over a course of many, many years, but that drastically after only a couple of years? I didn't ask him,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,155
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Brian Blade @ Blue Note Hawaii on Gretsch RB

Here's a stealth video from last Thursday's show for the good folks on this thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE-T10thlGw
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,155
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Brian Blade @ Blue Note Hawaii on Gretsch RB

A short, interesting clip with the late Roberto Spizzichino talking about BB's ride cymbal:

https://youtu.be/ZtzmAXfYcho
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-30-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By Drummer808
Butch Miles - Count Basie PEARL DRUMS Fiberglass Kit

Butch Miles was one of my favorite drummers as a kid growing up in Honolulu, since Count Basie's Big Band would perform every year here. I was surprised to find out that Butch has no idea what...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-30-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,155
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Brian Blade @ Blue Note Hawaii on Gretsch RB

Aside from his sound effects toys, Brian Blade brought his cymbals (old 15" A. hi-hats, 20" Istanbul K., 22" Spizzichino, 22" K. Constantinople) and an old Ludwig 1400 cymbal stand for the Istanbul...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-30-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,155
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Brian Blade @ Blue Note Hawaii on Gretsch RB

Check out Brian Blade's low set-up.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-30-2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,155
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Brian Blade @ Blue Note Hawaii on Gretsch RB

Here's a larger photo of B.B.'s set-up from behind.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-30-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,155
Posted By Drummer808
Re: Brian Blade @ Blue Note Hawaii on Gretsch RB

Yup, Brian Blade is one of my favorites as well. There are only a handful of drummers I would do this for: Bill Stewart, Billy Drummond, Cindy Blackman and Joe LaBarbera come to mind. Maybe it's...
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