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BJ Wilson's drumkits: #3

Ludwig 6-piece (19721973) 0 Custom Bright Red Lacquer


Drummer and Procol fan Keith Necessary sends us (October 2004) the following fascinating analysis and probable chronology of BJ's drum set-up, based on photographic evidence:

Drums
No. 924L - Ludwig 14" x 24" bass drum
No. 946L - Ludwig 10" x 14" mounted tom tom
No. 944L - Ludwig 9" x 13" mounted tom tom
No. 950L - Ludwig 16" x 16" floor tom tom
No. 952L - Ludwig 16" x 18" floor tom tom (Mahogany Lacquer)
No. 402 - Ludwig 6 1/2" x14" Supra-phonic snare drum in Chrome

Hardware
No. 4401 - Rogers Swiv-o-matic hi-hat pedal
No. 1286 - Ludwig Speed King bass drum pedal with hard felt beater
No. 1402 - Ludwig Atlas Line cymbal stand (five of them)
No. 1364-5 - Ludwig Atlas snare drum stand
No. 1026-1 - Ludwig Atlas drum and tympani stool with round seat
No. 1400 - Ludwig Classic Line flat bass cymbal stand with a Ludwig hi-hat stand top
inserted in the flat bass stand (that BJ uses as a closed hi-hat stand)
No. 1400- Ludwig Classic Line flat bass cymbal stand

Cymbals (from BJ's left to right)
10" Zildjian Splash
14" Zildjian hi-hats (thin top, medium-heavy bottom) on the hi-hat stand
16" Zildjian medium thin crash
22" Zildjian medium ride (with a little tape, rumored to be a Paiste 602, No. 724 heavy)
20" Zildjian medium crash
22" Zildjian medium heavy crash
14" Zildjian closed hi-hats on Ludwig Classic Line flat bass cymbal stand
18" Zildjian medium crash





This picture shows the one mahogany floor tom



BJ had four of the drums in this set lacquered bright red. That's why the floor tom is a different color.
This is the old Mahogany kit, re-lacquered bright red.


This kit was used for the 1972-1973 tours, and probably on the Grand Hotel album 1973 (some of the songs)


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