Hal Blaine's kit

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Hal Blaine's kit

Postby Darren Altman » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:57 am

Apologies if this has been posted previously. This is absolutely fascinating, a tour of Hal Blaine's drum kit. A piece of history! That sound is so recognisable, it's incredible. :P

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Re: Hal Blaine's kit

Postby Pocketplayer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:32 am

Cool post Darren. The open toms was far more popular back in the day.
I assume this was for ease of recording/ mic placement, etc. Collins
seemed to like this sound as well. I really hear Phil's sound in the higher toms
ala Abacab and Duke. My first real kit was like Phil's until I got
a DW and had to learn to tune a reso head. I do remember how easy it was
to set-up, quick tune, and play.

This guy recorded so much I am really surprised after a take while hanging out
someone didn't just say, "Hal...dude, you're here 3x a week, just keep a kit
here!" Repeat to the other major studios.
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Re: Hal Blaine's kit

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:12 am

Pocketplayer wrote:This guy recorded so much I am really surprised after a take while hanging out
someone didn't just say, "Hal...dude, you're here 3x a week, just keep a kit
here!" Repeat to the other major studios.



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Re: Hal Blaine's kit

Postby bored at work » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:46 am

Is it true that Hal lost all his money and ended up as a security guard?
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Re: Hal Blaine's kit

Postby Jim Richman » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:17 am

Darren Altman wrote:Apologies if this has been posted previously. This is absolutely fascinating, a tour of Hal Blaine's drum kit. A piece of history! That sound is so recognisable, it's incredible. :P


AMAZING! So many killer tracks start with his legendary roundhouse fill.
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Re: Hal Blaine's kit

Postby langmick » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:10 am

The I'd Hit That with Hal is classic, as is the Wrecking Crew documentary.

This sound seemed to be on every tv show theme from the 60s and 70s.
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Re: Hal Blaine's kit

Postby Paul Marangoni » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:47 pm

Another great has left us.



Hal Blaine - loving father of Michelle Blaine; grandfather of Anthony, Josh, Aaron, Whitney, Tempest, Ever and Lyryk; and inspiration to countless friends, fans and musicians - has passed on today, March 11th, 2019 at the age of 90.
May he rest forever on 2 and 4.
The family appreciates your outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Hal from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning.
No further details will be released at this time.
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Re: Hal Blaine's kit

Postby langmick » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:39 pm

A legend. This music still sounds good to me. Well, MacArthur Park is a weird song...









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Re: Hal Blaine's kit

Postby Morgenthaler » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:04 am

A true giant. RIP
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Re: Hal Blaine's kit

Postby langmick » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:13 am

Acceptable drum sounds in the era of Hal Blaine, on huge pop hit.

No one seemed to really care too much, as long as it recorded ok, and was out of the way of the vocals and guitars.




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