特集ドラムメーカー~Ludwig~緊急インタビュー - TC楽器 - TCGAKKI

 

Thank you for today. Immediately, many people feel about the vintage drums, "Can the vintage drum be used in modern music?"

 

Yes, you can use it enough. Well, depending on the model year and model, there is "Ummm, how about this?" Also, is this not a Japanese culture ... .. In Japan, vintage drums that are commonly talked about are many in the 60's and 70s, and during the festival the other day ( * 1). When it comes to the 1920s like a display, I think that there is a prejudice such as "This old drum is not just a added value."

( * 1: Drum Magazine Festival 2012)

 

Certainly, many people have the impression that this is for decoration.

 

But that's a big mistake !!! (laughs).

Well, the older the brassnair at that time, the older the brass, the better the brassnair at that time, the pure and composition from the modern thing, and is now highly high quality that cannot be reproduced. It was made of material, and it was designed to sound to the audience seats with only raw sounds in a place like an opera house with no sound facilities, so there is no volume (laughs). 。

 

That's right. That was the preconception, but at first I thought that the sound was weak, but I was really surprised at the sound (good sound) (laughs).

 

At that time, the characteristics of Brass Snare were the unpleasant attack and the unique overtone that comes with it. Even though it is a loud, it doesn't hurt your ears even if you listen for a long time (laughs).

Ten years ago, in the United States, a person tried to produce a reissue like a complete copy that reproduces Radick's Brassnair at the time, but it was a failure ..... (Laughs). It is ironic, but it is impossible to reproduce the old ones for some reason, even though the facilities in the factory should have developed more in modern times.

 

Certainly, vintage is still in demand because it cannot be reproduced. The sound is different, even though it should be reproduced and made the same. It's strange (laughs).

 

Also, the same is true for wood drums, and in one example, when you hear about mahogany material, people who say something like "Oh, there is no volume, but it sounds soft." There are many .....

However, the mahogany of that time was a Honduras Mahogany, which was often used in Gibson Les Paul in the 1950s and pre -war guitars in the guitar. At that time, the rigidity of the wood itself is completely different from the modern mahogany, and since the time has passed with a circle, the rigidity of the shell is even stronger.

Try to hit the Wood Snare shell body in the 20s with your fingers. Just listening to the sound and you don't have to try it, you should be able to understand whether it's good or bad !!!!!

 

"While backing the value of the vintage ○ ○○○○○○○○○○○○○!?"

 

Then the next question ... I think HIRO has seen a considerable number of vintage drums, but I would like to talk about the "advantages and disadvantages of vintage drums" from experience.

 

The advantage is that, as I mentioned earlier, it is a high -quality and unique sound that can not be obtained with the current drum. Also, of course, the looks are unique, so you can get the eyes of people, right? What?

What is that drum? It feels like that, and it gets a lot of attention from the surroundings (laughs).

The other advantages are that the use of ordinary products and things in recent years is treated as a used one over time, so the value only decreases ... (laughs). However, vintage things do not fall as vintage for those that can be used for 80 years or 100 years. Well, of course, due to changes in the economy, there are fluctuations in the market (laughs).

 

I see. Certainly, considering the time of 80 years or 100 years, it can be called an American cultural heritage.

It was amazing to be able to make a sound at hand! Even 80 years or 100 years ago, someone stood in front of the drum and waved the stick. It's amazing !!

 

Well, it's a disadvantage (laughs). Ummm ..... Well, in a specific model, if the parts are broken, there are some parts that are difficult to obtain ..... However, if you buy from a reliable shop with that know -how, you will always care for parts.

In the United States, vintage drums are a kind of culture, so there are quite a few companies that make replacement replacement parts, so even if parts are needed, it is possible to fix the vintage looks without impairing the vintage looks. It's easier.

 

I see! Because the value as a vintage has been established, there are replacement parts. The existence of replacement parts proves the established value on the contrary !!

 

 

"If the stock is out of stock, make it and replenish it ~♪... I can't feel like (T_T) "

 

Speaking of which, HIRO heard that when he traveled to the United States, he visited the vintage drum shops and actually met a famous collector, but the impressive episodes and the authentic American vintage drums. Can you talk about it?

 

I'm really a type of person who moves as I like (laughs). If you hear that there is a product in the state or the like, you may be on a long -distance bus the next morning, or if you stay in Indiana, Memphis was sold black beauty, and the next day, the next day, the Memphis was a car. I ran to ..... (laughs). While I've been repeating such a journey for many years, I became a million -Myler of a certain airline (laughs).

 

So much (laughs).

 

However, I have the opportunity to go to various places and meet various people, and I feel like learning, and while doing so, I contacted famous collectors and famous overseas musicians. I came to take. Well, of course, I think it's a big harvest for me that I have a lot of knowledge of vintage drums, but what was more important for me, and what is important now is connected between people .. ... In other words, it's an encounter through a musical instrument. In Japan, of course, many people have respect for musical instruments, but in the United States in the United States, it looks more like a part of culture.

So, even if you change generations, you'll always be inherited.

 

I see. You are proud of your culture. We are fascinated, but there is a deeper respect as part of the culture.

 

Thank you for your answers today. The last question is, I think HIRO has been getting a considerable number of vintage drums in the past, but how do you handle it when using vintage drums? ? I would like to tell you if you have any advice from your experience ...

 

Umm ..... This is the most difficult question (laughs). If you think about it, it's "buy !!!!!" (laughs).

 

Oh (laughs).

 

No, this is a joke, but it's a serious story, and if the stock is cut off like the current product, it's a vintage instrument that you can't make it and replenish it again. And there are individual differences, so in a sense, if you meet a vintage drum that seems to be "this is !!!!!!!", you should buy it without hesitation (laughs). Yeah ..... Even if you can't do it ..... (laughs).

However, I think that instruments that I really want even if I can't do that and buy it, and I think that I can use it as a living thing without getting tired. So, regarding how to handle it ..... No ..... I think it's normal and good.

For the time being, I think it would be better to use respect and affection for the musical instrument.

 

Really. Respect for instruments and affection are important !!

Thank you for many rare stories today !!

 

HIRO
(Drummer, producer, recording engineer)

After working in the indie band, Crowley, he made his major debut as the Star Club drummer in 1986. Participated in Kuroyu in 1993.
Later, he took advantage of the abundant knowledge of drum sound creation, and participated as a drum sound producer mainly in recording /live rock bands. He is also familiar with Vintage Drums, and is also known as a specialist in Vintage Drums, providing special articles in Rhythm & Drum Magazine in the 1990s.

Since the late 90's, he has been a producer and engineer in Japan and the United States. At the same time, he has resumed his drummer and is currently working as a support drummer in Japan and overseas. In July this year, the limited press that included the live performance of the day, which was named THE STAR CLUB 1990 in 1990, at the Tokyo 0-WEST, and was a super-full thank you. DVD was sold out at the time of pre -order and attracted a hot topic.

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