Tag Archives: Remo

Tony Williams: Drumsets Should Sound Like One Instrument (1983)

SKF NOTE: In a sidebar to this interview, Tony Williams said he was playing Gretsch drums: 24″ bass drum; 5 1/2 x 14 snare; 14 x 14, 14 x 16, floor toms; 9 x 13 and 10 x 14 rack … Continue reading

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Chester Thompson/Phil Collins 1978

SKF NOTE: A Remo ad from a 1978 Down Beat magazine.

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Buddy Rich/Louis Bellson Remo Ad 1971

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REMO: Using Rhythm to Make Lives Better

SKF NOTE: With so many drums-in-the-news stories about death, substance abuse, and loudness – this story is a nice change. Kudos to Remo, Inc for focusing their creativity on designing drums for disabled people. NAMM 2015: Remo develops drums tuned … Continue reading

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Phil Collins’ Drum Equipment July 1984

Phil Collins’ Equipment Phil Collins has several different drum kits (Gretsch, Pearl, Premier) for different occasions. On tour with Genesis, Robert Plant, and on his own tours, he uses a Gretsch set, which he is currently endorsing. (“They’ve always had … Continue reading

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Mel Lewis on Calf Skin Drum Heads

Mel Lewis on Calf Skin Drum Heads SKF NOTE: This is from an interview with Mel Lewis in his New York City apartment on September 8, 1977. An edited version appeared as Mel’s first Modern Drummer feature interview. Mel, a … Continue reading

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