Happy Birthday to me thanks to the amazing craftsmanship and professionalism of the Ultimate Ears crew... my ears are crying cause they're so happy!! 👂💦
Music City Custom finish: Pewter Abalone
Happy to finally post a shoot I did with Brian Frasier Moore earlier this year at Pearl Drums HQ.
Brian and I go back to the late 90's and he's always been great to work with... an absolute professional through and through. Here are the specs on the kit:
Masterworks Series Urban in a Black Haloflake finish
Black Nickel Hardware
22x18 bass drum / 14x5 and 14x8 snare drum / 8x7 tom / 10x7 tom / 12x8 tom / 16x16 floor tom / 18x16 floor tom (not used)
EvenPly-Six Birch/Gum/Birch Shells w/ 4-ply Maple Reinforcement Rings (8-ply Snare Drums)
D2500 Throne / P2050C Eliminator Chain Pedal / H2050 Hi-Hat Stand / B1030 Boom Stand x 3 / C1030 Straight Stand / T1030 Double Tom Stand / T1030 Double Tom Stand with (2) CH1030B Cymbal Holders / T1030 Double Tom Stand with TH1030S and CH930S Cymbal Holder / S1030 Snare Stand /
S930D Snare Stand for 14x8
Sabian (l to r)
13” HHX Evolution Hi-Hats / 16” HHX Evolution O-Zone / 17” HHX Evolution Crash / 10” Attack Splash / 21” HH Liquid Ride / 18” HHX Evolution Crash / Stack #1 – 17" HH Hand Hammered on top & 14" AAX Mini Chinese on bottom / Stack #2 - 12" HH Max Stack China Kang on top & 14" Max Stack Crash on bottom
Vater Brian Frasier Moore Signature Sticks and Pearl Headphones
This is a little add-on that has saved me more than once.
If I'm playing a gig that's a bit more high pressure than usual, I'll attach my drum key/stretchy key ring belt clip on my snare in the 6 o' clock position. Although I usually keep an unattached drum key in the 2 o' clock position on my snare, I may forget to put it there or drop it during a quick fix.
Between pressing buttons, turning pages, & watching for cues, I don't want to be searching for a drum key should I need it. The coil stretches far enough to reach every piece of gear and doesn't scratch the drum because it's plastic... and it glows in the dark.
Once I remember making an adjustment between songs when all of a sudden the guitarist starting playing his 2-count intro. (He was caught up int he moment!) I had an 8th note to double crash on 1 so I basically threw the key out of my way to get to the sticks. It quickly snapped back into place and was ready to be used again.
You can find the stretchy key ring/belt clips at multiple online outlets and they're really affordable. The original batch I purchased have lasted since the early 2000's and I've even given a few away to 'inquiring' drummers at the show.
Here's the link to Trick #36 in case you missed it...