Tag Archives: Remo

James Black on his Drums, Cymbals, Tuning

SKF NOTE: The full back story on this interview is posted on my blog here. James Black is speaking here from his New Orleans home. I was in my Modern Drummer office. In this excerpt Mr. Black is answering my … Continue reading

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Louis Bellson Endorses Remo PTS Drums

SKF NOTE: Remo Belli was a unique inventor of products meant to improve drummers’ lives. If is inventing was limited to the plastic drumhead — he would still be remembered as one of the music world’s greats. Along with successes, … Continue reading

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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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