This custom drum kit is one of only ten Pork Pie birch kits ever produced. The au naturale set was nabbed by drummer Brian Smith off Craigslist at a cool $800. When he received the kit, he noticed the letter "B" on each drum. He gave Pork Pie a call and after a bit of research, found out that this was a collector's item.
With this signature Gretsch set, Serge Kieffer is clearly going for that distinct Vinnie Colaiuta look and sound. We think he did a great job of mimicking Mr. C’s kit, but can he play “Mo ’N Herb's Vacation?”
Who would have ever envisioned that the skate-punk culture born in Southern California would wind its way across the continent and Atlantic ocean to find root in the highlands of Scotland? And yet here is living proof provided by Nathan Wind, a drummer from Aberdeen who sent us some pics of his new Orange County Drum & Percussion kit.
"Although I live in Dallas, the kit was special ordered through Erik at Cymbal Fusion, in Houston, Texas," says Texan Mark McCrocklin. “[He] worked with me for weeks, coming up with my color and shell scheme and boy did it pay off. The finish is Black Velvet with satin chrome hardware."
Terry Urbanski has a story to tell about how he acquired his Mapex kit featuring a Vanilla Cream Pearl finish. It definitely looks good enough to eat!
A couple decades ago, early attempts at electronic percussion convinced most people that it was just a passing fad. Now look around. We’ve come an awfully long way since then, evidenced in part by Terry Allen’s story
Featuring pictures of his dad, the Phantom Of The Opera, Keith Moon, Neil Peart, and other assorted images, Brian Munro's graphic masterpiece has a bit of history in its finish.
Perhaps one of the first things you’ll notice about Joshua Berro’s Yamaha Recording Custom kit is that he positions the hi-hat in the center, where most drummers have a mounted tom. Is he taking a page out of the Bill Bruford book of setup choices?