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EP 96 - The History of Acrylic Drums with Jim DeRogatis

Updated: Apr 21


Jim is an extremely respected music critic on the radio, but he is a drummer at his core. He shares his passion and knowledge of acrylic drums with us starting in 1959 with Zickos, into the 70's with Fibes, and the explosion of popularity with the Vistalites thanks to John Bonham. We discuss the evolution of acrylic shell construction, the color varieties of the extremely unique Ludwig stripe kits, the players who made these drums famous like Billy Cobham and Karen Carpenter, and tons of other great info!


Check out Jims website and his 2002 Modern Drummer article on acrylic drums: http://www.jimdero.com/News2002/ClearDrumsModernDrummer.html


Thanks for listening!



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