Tag Archives: Yamaha

Tommy Aldridge – Yamaha Print Ad 1989

SKF NOTE: I always enjoyed looking at drum ads as soon as they arrived with Modern Drummer‘s advertising director. Print ads sometimes had great photos of drummers back when, as I’ve mentioned before, studying drum print ads for clues to … Continue reading

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Vinnie Colaiuta Yamaha Endorsement Photo (1985)

SKF NOTE: My educated guess on this Vinnie Colaiuta endorsement picture, found among my file folders, is that Yamaha sent it to me when I was gathering info for CREEM’s 1985 Drum Supplement. I was surprised and disappointed then at … Continue reading

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Steve Gadd’s Famous Zildjian, Yamaha, Ludwig Ad

SKF NOTE: I had not seen this Zildjian Steve Gadd advertisement in many years. But a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the ad on the back cover of Modern Drummer‘s October 1981 issue — and I smiled. Zildjian used … Continue reading

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David Dix Drum Setup for The Outlaws’ ‘Ghost Riders’ Album

SKF NOTE: David Dix is teaching drums at A.J. Percussion in Tampa, Florida. On November 16, 1981, David was on the road with The Outlaws having recently released the band’s sixth album, Ghost Riders. Our mutual friend, drummer Paul T. … Continue reading

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Larrie Londin: I Think of My Power as Trying to be Solid

SKF NOTE:¬†Larrie Londin gives good advice in this Yamaha ad from the August 1984 Canadian Musician magazine. For example: “A lot of times, people think power means bashing on the drums. I think of my power as trying to be … Continue reading

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