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Old 07-20-2013, 02:36 AM
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I am probably the worlds oldest drummer. Starting playing in the early 50's while in High school. Pre Rock and Roll. I grew up in Nanaimo, B.C. which in the 50's and 60's was a hot bed of great music and great musicians. Played many a gig with Brian Stoval the mentor of Dianna Krall. Played in Vancouver, B.C. with a great piano player named Dave Bird, who later produced Jazz Radio Canada for the C.B.C. In my later years played with Desperation Jazz Band, and had the privilege of playing for Oprah on Jim Patersens boat, the Nova Spirit. I have always played Ludwigs, except on festivals in Canada and USA, which were supplied by local music stores. Now in my elder years my playing has decreased substantially. I now just play the occasional gig. It has been a great ride, but I haven't stopped learning.

Cheers for now,
Jack Clark
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:23 AM
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Hey Jack, Welcome! That's one heck of a journey! Looking forward to hearing about the early days and how things progressed through it all. Looking forward to reading some more of your posts when you're ready. Thanks for sharing!

It's great to have you here!
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Re: Ludwigs

Belated welcome Jack.

Been away from DSC for a while. I started palying in 1959 at the ripe age of 8.
Throught the years I've played at the Cafe Wha?, Bitter End, Bottom Line, BAM, Electric Lady & CBGB'S in New York City.

Played rock, jazz, Funk, & latin. Retired now at 62.

Great to have another veteran drummer here on DSC.

My first kit was a 1959 Ludwig Black Onyx 5 piece Rock.
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I started playing at age 10. Employing pots and pans and plastic pails with horrible cheap sticks that were badly warped. My first real drum is one I still have in my possession: a Ludwig & Ludwig snare drum that still had cat gut snares and calf skin heads. The cat gut snares are gone as are the calf skin heads, but it still puts out crisp, sharp beats. It is a nickel plated brass shell and the hoops are rather thin and sharp and they chew up sticks quick when playing rim shots.
My first drum set was an Apollo four piece set with Super Zyn cymbals. My next set was a Slingerland four piece made in 1964. I bought an additional four piece Ludwig set made in 1962 with nickel plated hardware and put the two sets together. I now play a 11 piece Ludwig set and use a Supraphonic 400, which I bought in 1976. My cymbals are Paiste Signature Series fast crash in 14 , 16 , and 18in, with Zildjian new beat hi-hats and a Paiste Sound formula 20in flat ride. I still have one of the Super Zyn cymbals which I have refinished and coated with clear high gloss polyurethane and it looks new at age 50+ . My heads are all Remo ebony pinstripe top and bottom and the drums are white. Vic Firth 5-A nylon tip.
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