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BJ Wilson's drumkits: #4

Ludwig 6-piece (19731975) Black Cortex No. 503


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
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
15" Zildjian medium crash


This kit was used on The Best of Musicladen DVD (Pioneer PA-11905)
only on the last two songs Drunk Again and Grand Hotel.

The drums have a green hue on the DVD but they are black.

This kit was probably used on the following albums:

Grand Hotel 1973 (some of the songs)
Exotic Birds and Fruit 1974
Procol's Ninth 1975


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