California based Tommy Rickard recently received a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14, and from the feedback so far from him...He sounds like he could not be happier about the sound of it.
Tommy is a long-time pro on the scene, and along with being a drummer, he is also a producer, singer, songwriter, and educator. His enthusiasm and dedication is evident, like it is in all true professionals. Have had some great conversations with him, and I am just so happy me he is thrilled with this drum. There is no doubt it will see some interesting and creative use.
He has recorded or toured with Vain, Linda Perry, Eric Martin, Ronnie Montrose, Bret Michaels, and the late Scott Weiland to name a few. He also recorded Linda Perry's Grammy Award winning song "Beautiful", and is currently involved in numerous projects.
Thanks Again Tommy, And Thanks to Danny Thompson for the referral. Will be updating this story as news comes in...