robertopeland wrote:Hi guys...
Gary always told me that he played Gretsch drums on those sessions, as you can see on YT on the studio video sessions.
The big solo starts at 8:55
You can see the Yamaha logo on the bass drum front head, and the legs and other details let me think that that is a Yamaha bass drum... In this video toms are obviously Gretsch with Rims, snare is a Yamaha Brass 14"x6.5"...
When I saw him live on that tour, drums were all Yamaha Maple Custom, BD 18", TT 10"/12"/14", Yamaha Brass Snare 14"x6.5"
By the way, Gary also told me that they made the recordings for all the tracks in one day... Killer record, one of my all time favorite...
They have every single show recorded from that tour, but they never released them... TOO BAD because they were absolutely insane...
Hope this helps
Have a nice day everyone
BOBpercusski wrote:That's great info thanks, still no clearer though, would be nice to know exactly what drums were used, sizes, heads, tuning etc etc, this record has one of the best snare recorded sounds ever
Gary answered someone’s question about this on Instagram in this thread: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsmdAQdgcHn/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1xs4kk63vw21c
I also remember reading a bunch of interviews in which he talked about this ‘big ass Gretsch kit’ he bought just before Gretsch got hit by the EPA about the way they finished their shells. There were specs in a studio inventory list he used to keep about his studio that I remember listing 10 x 10, 12 x 10, 13 x 11, 14 x 12, 15 x 13 and 22 x 18. I guess that’s why he had the Yamaha 18” BD, and, presumably by looking, the 10 x 10, 12 x 10, and 14 x 12. I reckon he tuned his toms to G, D, G on Time Warp, and theyvsound beautifully distinctive and barking. The suspended floor Tim mat have dropped to an F throughout the date.
Speaking of Time Warp, did anyone here hear Sisc 5 of the box set that Chick released in the late 90s? Holy smokes! It’s this quartet from the Time Warp session recording standards. Amazing playing! ‘That Old Feeling’ and ‘Straight No Chaser’ are burning. There’s also an original at the end called ‘Story’ that I guess was some kind of reference to Chick’s ‘Time Warp’ Story. Maybe it was even intended to be part of Time Warp but didn’t make it. I LOVE it!!!