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Thread started 10/16/21 1:15pm

GaryMF

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Prince and Simmons Drums (America video)

In the America live video where Prince goes to the drums at the end, Bobby has a Simmons drum kit. Though it sounds (and looks) like the main beat is programmed in the Linn and Bobby is mainliy doing cymbal his.

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But when Prince takes over he is playing the Simmons snares and toms, and the snare sounds different, not like a Linn so it doesn't seem like the Simmons was triggering the Linn drum.

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But what about this picture of the Paisley customized Linn Drum?? When was that ever actually used? Or was it just for show for pictures??

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Reply #1 posted 10/16/21 1:16pm

GaryMF

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America video



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq98n2j75XA

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Reply #2 posted 10/16/21 2:47pm

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Nice pic. It was also used in the "Mountains" video.

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Reply #3 posted 10/16/21 3:28pm

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Yeah, it was used a lot, and in the police photos, you can see it in storage.

I feel like I saw it in tour videos from Hit n' Run, but I could be wrong about that.

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Reply #4 posted 10/16/21 3:50pm

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SPYZFAN1 said:

Nice pic. It was also used in the "Mountains" video.

Maybe that is what is was for!

In some book or website I remember reading a caption saying something like "B&W custom patined Simmons drum head" but the bass drum is 4 sided not 6 like standard Simmons bass drum.

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And in America video he's using standard white Simmons drum kit. I saw the Hit n Run in NYC but I don't remember what was used (and my seats weren't that close haha!)

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Reply #5 posted 10/16/21 3:56pm

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OK I found the 1986 Birthday gig video and he's using it there so I guess it was for Hit N' Run show. I guess he hand't had it made yet during the Nice show in America video.

I guess Paisley Park lost 2 of the paisley Synndrums since there are only 4 in their display.

OK I'm trying to uplaod my screenshot but it's not loading from IMGUR or ibb sad

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Reply #6 posted 10/17/21 2:58am

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The Stockholm 1986 pics from the Parade tour have the kit too.
Not only the hit and run.
The Rotterdam 86 TV report of the first section also shows this kit.
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