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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably at that point Ludwig simply sent the kits to him.


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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Hes still gets kits sent to him now ...


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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Ill try that again ...

Hes a bloody cheapskate .... ;)


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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Here's a pricelist from a US wholeseller
http://www.drumcentral.com/navbar-drum_components.htm

And heres a UK one ...
http://www.thedrumplace.co.uk/

Just a rough price guide of standard kits ...



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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would have to say his '86 Kit b/c...he used triggers on them and he used a Roland Octapad that actually had no internal sound so it had to be fed through a module that actually created a sound...If u listen to Under Pressure from Wembley '86...he was hitting everything and it was creating a preprogrammed sound that him and his drum tech knew about.

The '77 kit had a lot of toms and even roto toms...but his '86 kit needed technology that was very new and expensive at the time...so that is why I think the '86 kit, though smaller was much more expensive!...Peace!!!

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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 20:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read somewhere he had a snare drum worth like 9,000$ or something...


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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably the one he used in 76.

Think about it, he had the 2 small toms on the 10" tom. Then he had the other 2 toms. Then he had the floor toms which were 18" and 20" then the 12" and 13" toms over the floor toms. With the 26" bass.

Then add up the electics. Then add up the 7 cymbals which a lot were Paiste which are already expensive as it is.

Whew so yeah probably his 76-77 kit.


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Posted: 27 Mar 06, 23:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The toms that Roger was using in the latter 70's were expensive...but triggers and the octapad were definitely more expensive b/c they were had been in a few years of existence...So I do agree that maybe his acoustical drums were more expensive in 76-77...but overall his '86 kit was more...Peace!!!!

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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FightFromTheInside wrote:

Probably the one he used in 76.

Think about it, he had the 2 small toms on the 10" tom. Then he had the other 2 toms. Then he had the floor toms which were 18" and 20" then the 12" and 13" toms over the floor toms. With the 26" bass.

Then add up the electics. Then add up the 7 cymbals which a lot were Paiste which are already expensive as it is.

Whew so yeah probably his 76-77 kit.


And don't forget the pile of cymbals he seems to keep beside his kit to throw at people eg Freddie, Spike, audience members with funny hats.


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 06:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess i can answer this pretty well if you check my profile!

The kits are effectively more expensive each year as the price the companies charge seems to go up every twelve months!

For expample his ride cymbal is now £260, new but would have been about £50 back in the 70's

My estimate is the current kit costs approx £8,000

Bass drum is about £800-£900
Toms range from £200 - £450
The hardware is very expensive the ludwig boom stands are £89 each
Cymbals range from £180 17" crash to the Ride at £260, the hi hats are £250 approx and the stand £150, the bass pedal retails at £375 snare drum is £500
Then you have flight cases and mics!

Don't forget he will also have spares, with sticks at £11 per pair it gets expensive!


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 06:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Togg's kit ROCKS!


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 09:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you, it certainly does!


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow Togg, what are the specs on that bad boy?


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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 03:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same as Roger, cira 1980 however there are a few updates as per the current kit, I have the DW foot pedal and all Zildjian cymbals, I also have added a wood block by the side of the hi hat which I use on Crazy Little Thing instead of the cowbell.

sizes are 10x9, 13x12, 14x14, 16x16, 18x16 with a snare 14x6 1/2 the bass is the only different drum to Roger it's 24x14. all Ludwig classic maple not forgetting the rototoms as well.

It started out as a project to copy Rogers kit back in 1980, however over the years I have added other smaller drums 13x9 and 14x10 for example, plus smaller cymbals from time to time depending on the type of music I have to play.

I have recently added Zildjians 'crash of doom' which is a large cymbal 20" crash that sound rather like a gong, which I now have under the china 24".

Sometimes my band have been known to do the Queen tribute stuff at a gig and in those cases I set up as per Roger, however most of thetime it's a hybrid of stuff allowing me as much flexability as poss.

If you want a better look there is a picture in the fan pictures section somewhere.

Hope that helps.


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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 03:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Same as Roger, cira 1980 however there are a few updates as per the current kit, I have the DW foot pedal and all Zildjian cymbals, I also have added a wood block by the side of the hi hat which I use on Crazy Little Thing instead of the cowbell.

sizes are 10x9, 13x12, 14x14, 16x16, 18x16 with a snare 14x6 1/2 the bass is the only different drum to Roger it's 24x14. all Ludwig classic maple not forgetting the rototoms as well.

It started out as a project to copy Rogers kit back in 1980, however over the years I have added other smaller drums 13x9 and 14x10 for example, plus smaller cymbals from time to time depending on the type of music I have to play.

I have recently added Zildjians 'crash of doom' which is a large cymbal 20" crash that sound rather like a gong, which I now have under the china 24".

Sometimes my band have been known to do the Queen tribute stuff at a gig and in those cases I set up as per Roger, however most of thetime it's a hybrid of stuff allowing me as much flexability as poss.

If you want a better look there is a picture in the fan pictures section somewhere.

Hope that helps.


He used a mix of Paiste and Zildjians from 1973 to 1982. He solely used Zildjian K cymbals save for The Miracle period where he went back to Paiste save the video for The Miracle's title cut.


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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 04:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed he did, I have been converted to 'K's' in the last few years, from 1980 to 89 I was playing largely Paiste myself, I have also experiemented with Sabian, however the 'K's' are just amazing, I have a full set now, the 22" K ride is stunning.


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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Togg wrote:

I guess i can answer this pretty well if you check my profile!

The kits are effectively more expensive each year as the price the companies charge seems to go up every twelve months!

For expample his ride cymbal is now £260, new but would have been about £50 back in the 70's

My estimate is the current kit costs approx £8,000

Bass drum is about £800-£900
Toms range from £200 - £450
The hardware is very expensive the ludwig boom stands are £89 each
Cymbals range from £180 17" crash to the Ride at £260, the hi hats are £250 approx and the stand £150, the bass pedal retails at £375 snare drum is £500
Then you have flight cases and mics!

Don't forget he will also have spares, with sticks at £11 per pair it gets expensive!


What? No gong? Horrors! ;)


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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm, I wonder....


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Posted: 31 Mar 06, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah nice man. I have the Crash of Doom too. I used to try and replicate his set but after a while it started getting uncomfortable for me. But nice set and sweet sizes. 24" chinas are always fun as hell.


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