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Thread started 09/01/10 10:01am

paybak69

Bobby Z's Drum Kit Revealed!

I had the opportunity to ask Bobby Z a few questions on the internet.

I am a drummer and for years have been fascinated with his drum kits throughout the years, especially his infamous 1999/Purple Rain-era drum kit!

My main question to him was based around the 4 mounted "tom-tom" like drums in front of the kit (time and tech knowledge revealed to me years earlier that the rest of the kit was a Simmons/Linn LM-1 conglomeration).

So I asked him...and he simply replied: "Pearl Syncussion".

COMPLETE!

So, from the man himself (and now, also Wikipedia...not updated by me), the kit is as follows:

Drum Kit: Black Simmons SDSV, Simmons SDSV Module, Linn LM-1 Drum Machine, Black Pearl Syncussion(x2), Pearl Syncussion Module(x2), 14" HiHat, 18" Crash, 20" Ride, 16" Crash

I hope this helps anyone that always wanted to know the information.

Chris!

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Reply #1 posted 09/01/10 10:36am

Spandau

yawn

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Reply #2 posted 09/01/10 11:21am

Shango

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Good stuff paybak69. You might also be interested reading this archived topic of drummer Michael Bland visiting and posting on the org : http://prince.org/msg/5/192408

There are more of those topics, but i can't find them right now.

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Reply #3 posted 09/01/10 1:34pm

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Spandau said:

yawn

Real nice.

If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #4 posted 09/06/10 7:34pm

Astasheiks

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Paybak69,

Since you're a drummer, How hard do you funk up the drums?

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Reply #5 posted 09/13/10 12:31pm

paybak69

Astasheiks said:

Paybak69,

Since you're a drummer, How hard do you funk up the drums?

Yep, I am a drummer. I try to funk it up as hard I can funk it. I've studied Prince, P-Funk, Sly Stone, and all that. Funk is my favorite style to play, for sure! I can do rock and other styles, but funk permeates through me! Can't get enough of the funk!

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