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« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2006, 12:32:08 PM »

Hm.  Don't know where my post went...but in terms of the larger project - a one-stop BB reference book - i think it's a great idea.  I hereby offer my services as editor, because my own knowledge of BB minutiae is not worth repeating, but i love to edit and revise writing.  So...keep that in mind, all who decide to contribute.

And if nobody else wants to act as project manager, i suppose i would be willing to do that, too.
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« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2006, 09:51:34 AM »

Anything new on this, aeijtzsche ?  I think the topic is too interesting to let it go down.... Wink
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« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2006, 10:40:11 AM »

Dennis also used Zeco drums for a few years, and as late as 1982 had kept a set to record on (according to an interview Carl did that year with Geoffrey Himes for "Musician" magazine, published the following year).

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« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2006, 10:42:32 AM »

Dennis also used Zeco drums for a few years, and as late as 1982 had kept a set to record on (according to an interview Carl did that year with Geoffrey Himes for "Musician" magazine, published the following year).

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You got that interview? Could you scan it and post it here?
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To sum it up, they blew it, they blew it consistently, they continue to blow it, it is tragic and this pathological problem caused The Beach Boys' greatest music to be so underrated by the general public.

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« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2006, 12:57:28 PM »

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Anything new on this, aeijtzsche ?  I think the topic is too interesting to let it go down....

Nothing new, it is too interesting to let go, but unfortunately whatever chemical imbalance I'm apparently afflicted with causes me to lose interest in even things I find terribly interesting.  So I don't know if this will go any farther or not.
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« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2006, 02:30:02 PM »

Dennis also used Zeco drums for a few years, and as late as 1982 had kept a set to record on (according to an interview Carl did that year with Geoffrey Himes for "Musician" magazine, published the following year).

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Don't you mean Zickos, the acrylic drums?


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« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2006, 02:46:26 PM »

aeijtzsche, please don't let this slip away- it's a great idea, and you should think BOOK.  Books don't always get published just because they're a great commercial idea- they also happen when the writer pursues something he's passionate about and believes in.  You've also got a great support group right here at this site.  I'm personally willing to help you keep yourself motivated by coming over to your house and  tossing you a fish every time you complete a new chapter.

A project like this, in which you already have the priceless endorsement of Steve Desper as a letter of introduction, would enable you to interview people like Billy Hinsche, Steve Korthof, Hal Blaine, Carol Kaye, and Al Jardine- that's gotta be a dream job.

I suggest that you begin by compiling all the information you have, and then adding to it whatever's within easy reach, and then outlining what you need next and where to get it.  In other words, the project can organize itself as you go, which will make it much less intimidating.

By the time you publish this you'll know that the audience in much larger than just the Beach Boys fan club.  All kinds of band people, Fender freaks, and surf music lovers will be interested. Do it.
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« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2006, 05:51:31 PM »

Dennis also used Zeco drums for a few years, and as late as 1982 had kept a set to record on (according to an interview Carl did that year with Geoffrey Himes for "Musician" magazine, published the following year).

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Don't you mean Zickos, the acrylic drums?
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Not sure...could be...but "Zecos" is the way it was spelled in the interview, and I just dropped the "s" the same way I would if I was saying "a set of Camco drums" instead of "Camcos".   Back then, I hadn't heard of Camcos or Zecos, despite having been a drummer myself a few years earlier!  Since then, of course, I've seen the Dennis Wilson-endorsed Camco ads.  But Zecos, or Zickos, I know nothing of.  Were these the cool see-through drums Dennis played in the late '70s?

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« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2006, 07:11:20 PM »

Dennis also used Zeco drums for a few years, and as late as 1982 had kept a set to record on (according to an interview Carl did that year with Geoffrey Himes for "Musician" magazine, published the following year).

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Don't you mean Zickos, the acrylic drums?
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Not sure...could be...but "Zecos" is the way it was spelled in the interview, and I just dropped the "s" the same way I would if I was saying "a set of Camco drums" instead of "Camcos".   Back then, I hadn't heard of Camcos or Zecos, despite having been a drummer myself a few years earlier!  Since then, of course, I've seen the Dennis Wilson-endorsed Camco ads.  But Zecos, or Zickos, I know nothing of.  Were these the cool see-through drums Dennis played in the late '70s?

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The very same.  Zickos(always plural) are even made today, albeit improved.  They were actually the first to come out with an acrylic drum, though Ludwig got the most attention, followed somewhere by Fibes.  Slingerland and Sonor also made acrylics for a while.

Camco morphed into the omnipresent DW drums that we know today(be glad I spared you the long version!) Smiley

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« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2006, 08:03:51 PM »

Dennis also used Zeco drums for a few years, and as late as 1982 had kept a set to record on (according to an interview Carl did that year with Geoffrey Himes for "Musician" magazine, published the following year).

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Don't you mean Zickos, the acrylic drums?
Dan

Not sure...could be...but "Zecos" is the way it was spelled in the interview, and I just dropped the "s" the same way I would if I was saying "a set of Camco drums" instead of "Camcos".   Back then, I hadn't heard of Camcos or Zecos, despite having been a drummer myself a few years earlier!  Since then, of course, I've seen the Dennis Wilson-endorsed Camco ads.  But Zecos, or Zickos, I know nothing of.  Were these the cool see-through drums Dennis played in the late '70s?

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The very same.  Zickos(always plural) are even made today, albeit improved.  They were actually the first to come out with an acrylic drum, though Ludwig got the most attention, followed somewhere by Fibes.  Slingerland and Sonor also made acrylics for a while.

Camco morphed into the omnipresent DW drums that we know today(be glad I spared you the long version!) Smiley

Dan

Too late...I'd already seen the "long version" online some months back.  But thanks for trying!  Smiley
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« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2006, 04:46:07 AM »

Did you see the news on the uncanny-blog  about Al's signature Strat ? We had that topic some time ago, but then it didn't seem as clear I believe....
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« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2006, 09:04:58 AM »

There is a picture of them at the moment on the  'brian wilson-fans.com' message board under 'Brian on drums' and in the picture Carl is playing a white Fender X11 twelve string, it can be seen if you look closely.

Also while I'm logged in, on the back cover of 'Pet Sounds' one of the pictures of them on stage shows them with what look like VOX AC30 amplifiers, I don't know if they are? 
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« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2006, 08:21:14 PM »

As this topic comes back up, it's worth pointing out, aeijtzsche, that your position for writing this book has dramatically improved recently.  You should really be thinking about it.
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« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2006, 10:06:44 PM »

Yeah, I know...
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« Reply #64 on: March 25, 2014, 07:12:24 AM »

Never a bad time to revisit the past right?  Hello 2006!

So, what ever became of our gear info quest?  Was any of the info collected kept anywhere other than this thread?

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« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2014, 09:27:29 AM »

Idk about the post, but a dern shame this never materialized.
I know there's some basic info in Jon's BB FAQ book about their preferred instruments.
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« Reply #66 on: March 25, 2014, 02:11:33 PM »

I could be dearly wrong, but I think Carl used a sunburt Stratocaster in Melbourne in 1992.....

I believe he used it on one song, 'hot fun in the summertime'......

didn't see it mentioned earlier, perhaps I missed it...

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« Reply #67 on: May 12, 2014, 02:45:48 PM »

Yeah, I know...

Blast from the past update......?

Still have your notes from the info you collected?  Post them here so we at least can compare and discuss what you had to that point.
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« Reply #68 on: May 12, 2014, 03:19:38 PM »

I could be dearly wrong, but I think Carl used a sunburt Stratocaster in Melbourne in 1992.....

Justyn Wilson owns (and uses) that guitar now.
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« Reply #69 on: May 12, 2014, 04:19:52 PM »

actually I believe I have a few pics from the show, with one definitely with the strat......

but the images are terribly blurry, done with a 'shotty' camera......

pre digital folks.....  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #70 on: May 13, 2014, 12:54:19 PM »

FWIW, I've seen pics of Dennis with several different setups over the years--Rogers, Camco(obvious from endorsement ads), Slingerland, Premier, and Yamaha at the end.
Maybe Mike Kowalski would know some more?  He mentioned that Denny gave him one of the Yamaha kits in a recent interview.



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dennis first had a champagne sparkle Gretsch, then mostly Rogers and Camco in the 60s... a Zickos in the 70s and lastly a black Yamaha... altho I have seen photos of him using Premier, Sonor and Ludwig...
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« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2014, 10:02:28 AM »

Bumping in hopes that if any info was collected for this in the past, it can be posted here even if it's not complete.
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« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2014, 08:51:27 PM »

This is some info on Denny's drums, I spoke to his son, who was in a band called In Bloom, via email. I asked about the Zickos drums, and he indeed has them, in fact they were on loan to a exhibit in LA until recently. He told me that he found them in one of the band warehouses, and they were in need of repair. The Jardine's had them for a while too. Again this info was given to me by the son.

I spoke with Bobby Figeroua after a Al show and he told me that Dennis used to hit so hard he would break the drums, the Black Yamahas were always getting new mounts and replacement toms because he broke them.


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« Reply #73 on: July 20, 2015, 08:30:11 AM »

I understand that this is a very old thread, but I still think this is a great idea. I'd love to contribute, and I'm sure tons of other people on this website would too.
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« Reply #74 on: July 20, 2015, 08:34:12 AM »

I understand that this is a very old thread, but I still think this is a great idea. I'd love to contribute, and I'm sure tons of other people on this website would too.

Do you have something to contribute, then?
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