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Old 10-04-2013, 12:19 PM
VistaBob VistaBob is offline
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Default Mitch Mitchell Set up

Everyone has or has seen a Buddy Rich setup, or a Bonham Set up, etc....

but does anyone have a Ludwig Silver Sparkle 1 up 2 down Mitch Mitchell Set up?
22,13,14,16
i would like to see if so!
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: Mitch Mitchell Set up

I have a 12/14/20 and a 12/13/16/22 Ludwig silver sparkle setup. I have been known to combine them into a 12/13/14/16/22 setup. Fun stuff. I don't have any pics. One kit is at my teaching studio, and the other is sitting in a pit at the moment. Sorry.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: Mitch Mitchell Set up

Found on google

Mitch is a jazz influenced player, especially Elvin Jones but also Max Roach and Joe Morello. He uses the underhand or military grip switching to matched for tom work. He used a variety of kits: first Premier with 20" bass & 14x 8" top tom, then a Ludwig Silver Sparkle in the classic jazz setup: 22" bass, 13x9" top, 14x14" & 16x16" floor, Ludwig Supra-phonic snare. Cymbals varied but typically: 15" Hi-hat, 20" ride, 20" & 22" crash and later a 22" or 24" riveted ride. In 1969 he moved to a Ludwig double bass kit with 24" bass drums and additional 12x8" top tom, then the same setup on Gretsch (possibly Ludwig sponsorship in Europe and Gretsch in USA). The double kit didn't change his style, it just added some tonal variety. Sticks were medium/heavy and he played seated low in a hunched position.

I did have a silver sparkle 22",13" & (2) 16"

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Old 10-04-2013, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: Mitch Mitchell Set up

Found this on the web:


On this website: http://gpatt.customer.netspace.net.a...m/mitchell.htm

Others on the internet:






Brian
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: Mitch Mitchell Set up

Here is a goodie !!
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:07 PM
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Default Re: Mitch Mitchell Set up

The real thing is currently on display at the Experience Music Project in Seattle. I'm not sure for how much longer, but it's part of an exhibition that details Hendrix's path to fame (practically overnight) in London during the summer of 1967.

There are lots of frilly clothes, plus an awesome section all about Mitch with several love notes to him (how quaint) from groupies.

http://www.empmuseum.org
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: Mitch Mitchell Set up

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The real thing is currently on display at the Experience Music Project in Seattle. I'm not sure for how much longer, but it's part of an exhibition that details Hendrix's path to fame (practically overnight) in London during the summer of 1967.

There are lots of frilly clothes, plus an awesome section all about Mitch with several love notes to him (how quaint) from groupies.

http://www.empmuseum.org
I was in Seattle a few weeks ago and my girlfriend and I went to the EMP. Saw Mitch's kit and took pictures. I won't be home until Saturday and will post the pictures. We also made a cool video of us performing "Twist and Shout". Too much fun!

Quite a few nice DW kits that you can play at the EMP. My big complaint? I want to have words with whoever tunes the snare drums. The strainers are SO TIGHT that there is a ridiculous amount of choking, making the snare drums difficult to play. You can't even loosen the strainers, since they are so tight!! Aagh!!!!

Mark
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:33 PM
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Mitch Mitchell was such a huge influence to so many of us-may he 'rest in peace' and may his music and drum kit live on forever...
Wayne
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:04 PM
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Default Re: Mitch Mitchell Set up

Here is a setup I use sometimes that is similar. I have 14" 15" and 16" single headed toms I use as low toms. These are the 14" and 16" Ludwigs in this pic with a 8"x12 and 14" x22" Camco with Supraphonic.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:43 AM
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I saw these when I went on the DW factory tour in July!
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