Thursday, December 10, 2015

MARK BECKETT IN THE STUDIO WITH HIS NEW 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 13.....

Had a great day today hearing from players, and was delighted to receive the below photograph from Mark Beckett. He was in the studio today giving his new 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 13 it's first run. It was a resounding success, and his comments are below. He also was laying tracks for a new artist with his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15. Listening to that track, I just shook my head. Mark knows just how to use that drum & keep it open enough to let it breathe which is what I wanted players to do with this series. Every single time I hear something he does it sounds like a drum that Mark Beckett is playing and has set up. He is also the touring drummer for Olivia Newton John, and her live drummer in Las Vegas. He uses the 4 x 15 in Gloss White for her show in Las Vegas, and has since the day he received it. It will also be on her new record coming out. As well, he has a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 that he uses a great deal. One of the links below is to a live clip with Steve Cropper at the 50th Anniversary of RCA' Studio A with that drum, and the other is a clip of Olivia Newton John live and him with his 4 x 15. Thank You Mark....


"The snare is STUNNING. Used it today...Engineers dig...It's so different...Aggressive, yet it is sensitive crazy. It's a great Rock snare..."

Mark Beckett
(Olivia Newton John, Grand Ole Opry, Studio/Session Master)