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Famous Drum Sets No.3 – The Four Piece

February 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 



Famous Drum Sets No.3 - The Four PieceI now understand what writers go through when trying to assemble an accurate description of the subject at hand. Whether it’s a painting, a great moment in sports, a catchy new song or the newest Ford pickup truck, the definitions of such potential pop icons can become daunting. This has been my conundrum in coming to terms with the Four-Piece drum set. Read more

Famous Historic Drum Sets

December 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Famous Drum Sets No.2

Master drummer, Roy Knapp’s Trap Set, as used on WLS Chicago’s “National Barn Dance” radio show.

Master drummer, Roy Knapp’s Trap Set, as used on WLS Chicago’s “National Barn Dance” radio show.

As the “Trap Set” began to find its way into the pop music of the early 1900’s, it took on may shapes and configurations. Read more

Famous Drum Sets No.1 – The Contraption

December 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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As I began to think about how (and with whom) to start this column, something occurred to me… pianos. Pianos are exactly the same no matter who sits down to play them; none of the keys can be moved or added to, none of the pedals re-positioned or taken away. It is an instrument that is fixed and rigid; tuned to a standard set of notes and from one to another are all, in theory at least, the same. Read more

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