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    I watched the DVD, "TOTO, Live in Amsterdam" (2003) last night; Simon Phillips is the drummer and he is playing a fantastic-sounding, double-bass set of TAMA Starclassics...............green wrap is not so pretty but the sound is gorgeous..........looked to me to be clear REMO ambos on the toms.

    I love to watch Phillips play; such mastery of the rhythms and accents..........and both left and right leads.........amazing player.
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    I will have to check out some videos of him with Toto. I really like Toto and I have heard plenty of live recordings on CD with Simon on the drums. I would like to actually see what he is using for gear and heads. Thanks for posting this.
    TAMA- '99 Starclassic, '86 Granstar, '88 Granstar,
    '93 Rockstar
    Gretsch- late 50's Round Badge
    Zildjian K & K Custom (with a couple A's and a Wuhan China)
    Evans
    Remo
    Vic Firth
    Speed Cobra double pedal
    Starcast mounting system (including floor toms and snare)
    Hardware- TAMA and Gibraltar
    Snare Drums- various TAMA, Gretsch, Ludwig, Leedy, Wurlitzer

    "How can you impress the chicks if the chicks can do it themselves?!!" ~ from: kay-gee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    green wrap is not so pretty
    Oh yeah?? I think it looks fantastic...


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    Soylent green !
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumsetsnide View Post
    I will have to check out some videos of him with Toto. I really like Toto and I have heard plenty of live recordings on CD with Simon on the drums. I would like to actually see what he is using for gear and heads. Thanks for posting this.
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    I was a fan of Toto back in the early 80's with their songs Africa, Rosanna, Georgy Porgy and Hold the line. I haven't heard of their name in years so thanks for bringing memories back Ricardo.

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    Thanks late8 but I wanted to know the specifics on the heads. What Remo batters and reso combinations? I suppose I could do a little research on the net.
    TAMA- '99 Starclassic, '86 Granstar, '88 Granstar,
    '93 Rockstar
    Gretsch- late 50's Round Badge
    Zildjian K & K Custom (with a couple A's and a Wuhan China)
    Evans
    Remo
    Vic Firth
    Speed Cobra double pedal
    Starcast mounting system (including floor toms and snare)
    Hardware- TAMA and Gibraltar
    Snare Drums- various TAMA, Gretsch, Ludwig, Leedy, Wurlitzer

    "How can you impress the chicks if the chicks can do it themselves?!!" ~ from: kay-gee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    I was a fan of Toto back in the early 80's with their songs Africa, Rosanna, Georgy Porgy and Hold the line. I haven't heard of their name in years so thanks for bringing memories back Ricardo.
    My pleasure, pearlman.
    I have a copy of the MFSL Gold CD of TOTO IV............sonically superior.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
    (What Else Would I Ever Need ?)


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    I did some digging around my Vinyl collection and found this album of ToTo which to me was their best and I think first album ever. I wonder if this would be a collectors.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    I did some digging around my Vinyl collection and found this album of ToTo which to me was their best and I think first album ever. I wonder if this would be a collectors.

    I believe that's Toto IV. This is the first with Hold the line....etc.from 1978

    Last edited by Olimpass; 11-01-2012 at 07:23 AM.

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    Simon is a long-time user of clear Ambassadors top and bottom on all his drumsets, with each drum having its heads tuned to the same pitch and no damping

    i think he folds a towel and uses them in his bass drums, touching both heads

    always has had a great sound through the years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    I did some digging around my Vinyl collection and found this album of ToTo which to me was their best and I think first album ever. I wonder if this would be a collectors.

    I also have that album on vinyl. That is TOTO IV. I don't think it is a collectors but to the right person it may be worth having. Have you heard the album TOTO XX? Check it out. It was released in 1998 and there are two songs in particular that I really like "Dave's Gone Skiing" and "Africa" both live and Simon does some incredible work on those songs.
    Quote Originally Posted by davezedlee View Post
    Simon is a long-time user of clear Ambassadors top and bottom on all his drumsets, with each drum having its heads tuned to the same pitch and no damping

    i think he folds a towel and uses them in his bass drums, touching both heads

    always has had a great sound through the years
    Yes, his drums sound fantastic! I also tune the same way he does, have for years. Thank you for sharing that.
    Last edited by drumsetsnide; 11-01-2012 at 09:24 AM.
    TAMA- '99 Starclassic, '86 Granstar, '88 Granstar,
    '93 Rockstar
    Gretsch- late 50's Round Badge
    Zildjian K & K Custom (with a couple A's and a Wuhan China)
    Evans
    Remo
    Vic Firth
    Speed Cobra double pedal
    Starcast mounting system (including floor toms and snare)
    Hardware- TAMA and Gibraltar
    Snare Drums- various TAMA, Gretsch, Ludwig, Leedy, Wurlitzer

    "How can you impress the chicks if the chicks can do it themselves?!!" ~ from: kay-gee

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    Quote Originally Posted by davezedlee View Post

    i think he folds a towel and uses them in his bass drums, touching both heads

    always has had a great sound through the years
    The towel trick is exactly what I use in my bass drums...............with today's modern bass heads (I use Powerstroke 3), this is all a drummer needs to place in the shell to get a great sound.

    In the old days we would use a pillow or a piece of foam rubber cut to fit...........today, this is overkill..............the PS3 and a towel sounds great.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
    (What Else Would I Ever Need ?)


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