Posted on 28th Feb 2017
The newest batch of West Coast models have a slightly larger shaft and tip. This was done in response to requests a beefier version. It's .02 thicker, which is fairly minute, and we've tapered the tip slightly to offset the tiny increase in thickness.
We're excited about this one - it'll take some time to get photos up, but it's here!The shaft is a normal 5A with a medium taper - .540 x 16"
From the Bopworks Vault: The Tony WIlliams Gretsch 5A Tipless model sticks!!?Circa early 70's is a best guess going by the green ink which matched other Gretsch sticks of the time. And, I would have to emphasize the word "best guess" here...They're 16 " long, and a hefty 5A thickness. I've never seen a Tony Williams [...]
Started as a newsletter-ish publication by famed drum engraver John Aldrich, Not so Modern Drummer has been a source for vintage drum nerds for decades. ( Wow. That's personally depressing. ) Yes indeed, prior to the internet but sometime after smoke signals, it was the best way for drum collectors to communicate. Many of [...]
Austin drummer and teacher Nic Marcy has put together a nifty online magazine in PDF format that is well worth checking out. Regardless of music preference, you'll find something enjoyable. The interviews are well constructed, as are the transcriptions and the "concepts" articles.And you whippersnappers better appreciate all the great info online these days! Back [...]
This month we're giving a shout out to Andy Dwyer and ADC Drums in Liverpool.ADC carries a full selection of drums, cymbals, vintage and more.You can check 'em out here:http://www.adcdrums.co.uk/Default.aspx
Don't panic, the name is correct on the stick. Looking at the boxes of "Birdman" sticks,we just had to share...
Nate Smith's 80/20 Blog is recommended viewing, regardless of playing level. There are breakdowns of some very interesting grooves and concepts, most often accompanied by a will done video clip demonstrating his concept. Let me say right off the bat I totally love his concepts on time and practicing. Anyone who can do transcriptions and immediately [...]