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Old 02-11-2013, 12:38 PM
SlingerLynn SlingerLynn is offline
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Nick Mason is a player of impeccable taste. His playing on "Dark Side" is exceptional.

Pink Floyd doesn't often call for flashy drumming, but he could let it loose when required.

"Animals" is the album that introduced me to PF. It's probably their most aggressive album, and he has several shining moments.

I recommend the "Live at Pompeii" DVD. It includes "Echoes," lots of other early Floyd such as "One of These Days" (another rocker), and glimpses of "Dark Side" being recorded.
Nick Mason is great!

Dark Side and Animals are back-to-back in my CD changer in my car right now! I've become a big fan of Pink Floyd in the last couple years...even more than I already was.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:13 PM
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LOVE Nick Mason.......I have many Pink Floyd albums on wax. "Obscured By Clouds" is special. One of my favorites. I always felt he was not recognized enough for his playing. People that aren't that into Pink Floyd or want to experience more of the band should start with "Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii" on DVD. Nick Mason performance is beyond exceptional......it's mind blowing....very psychedelic player in the most pure sense...
Live at Pompeii is maybe great from a drumming standpoint,but he was using mainly Paiste Sound Creations,and at least 1 sounds SO metallic!

I think it's his Ride..I am surprised someone didn't ask him.."Do you have a Ride with some WARMTH in it?"

I have said for a long time that I don't care much for SC's..

But,with that being said,one of the best Crashes I ever had was a pre New Dimension 18" SC Short Crash (flat bell).Go figure.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:17 PM
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Blair what brand drums and cymbals did Nick play on Dark Side Of The Moon? Any idea? I love the sound of his kit on that album.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:22 PM
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No Nick, No Pink Floyd...
I think we have a thread starter here: Add Charlie Watts, Ringo, and JHB to that list. In fact, I'm pretty sure that Keith Richards is on record that the Stones will be done if Charlie decides he's had enough.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:24 PM
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FFR,

I believe he always played Paistes....

I did see a pic with A. Zils,but might have been backline....

Look at the Paiste Profiles book to see exactly...don't have mine handy.....
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:49 PM
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Here's a few old pics. Don't know the years but Premier and Ludwig kits. I used to have a Paiste setup guide years ago. It's here somewhere. I mailed away for it back in the 70's.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:31 PM
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Nick Mason's cymbals, according to Paiste Profiles 3 (1981). Diagram shows a double-bass kit, but he's photographed behind his single-bass "Wall" kit:

LIVE
Left
15" Heavy HH 602
16" Crash 2002

Right
18" Medium 2002
18" Ride 2002
20" Ride 2002
18" China Type 2002

36" Symphony Gong

STUDIO
Left
15" Sound Edge HH 602
16" Crash 2002

Right
16" Ride 2002
18" Ride 2002
18" Sizzle China Type 2002
20" China Type 2002

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I have played PAISTE CYMBALS since 1970; they were selected not only for their wide SOUND range and bright tone, but also for their ability to reproduce these qualities when recorded or amplified. The other feature that I like is their strength - none of my PAISTE CYMBALS have ever split or cracked.

We also use a 36" PAISTE GONG. This in particular represents an astonishing triumph of strength and endurance, since it has been subjected to dry ice, fire, explosives, laser beams and regular assaults by Roger; in fact, it has most of the qualities of a good armoured car, but of course a much better tone.
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1975? Silver Sparkle
1974? Chrome + 5x14 COB TDR and 6.5x14 COW Zoomatic
1973 Purple Sparkle
1973 Phantom (clear)
1971 Walnut (gold badges) + 5x14 matching TDR snare
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1972? Butcher Block + 1979 big R Dynasonic

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:35 PM
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Live at Pompeii is maybe great from a drumming standpoint,but he was using mainly Paiste Sound Creations,and at least 1 sounds SO metallic!
Was the Sound Creation line around in 1972?

I'd have to watch the video again to know for sure, but I'm certain there's at least one Giant Beat in there.
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1979 Oak
1978? Blakrome + 6.5x14 matching TDR snare
1977? Black Diamond Pearl + 5x14 matching snare (gold badge, Rapid strainer)
1975? Silver Sparkle
1974? Chrome + 5x14 COB TDR and 6.5x14 COW Zoomatic
1973 Purple Sparkle
1973 Phantom (clear)
1971 Walnut (gold badges) + 5x14 matching TDR snare
1x Rogers Powertone Londoner V 12-13-16-22
1972? Butcher Block + 1979 big R Dynasonic
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:33 AM
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What I would give to see David Gilmour and Nick Mason play again live! Two of my favorite musicians.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:44 AM
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I remember seeing an interview with Nick, where he was asked if he was particularly happy with his playing on an a certain album (I forget which). He hinted at, perhaps he would've done more technically and it seemed to even bug him a little. I wish I knew when/where the interview was from.

Great players know their place and know how to massage the material. Nick is a master of that. I don't think Pink Floyd ever made a bad album, either. I don't have them all, but the early stuff is just great. Love "The Final Cut".

There's a really cool "Rockumentary" about Floyd (maybe there's more than one). It looked to be a year or three old, but has great clips and interviews, spanning their careers.


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