Sam Lumsden in Scotland is one of these great friends....That I have never met(!) Almost from the beginning he was interested in Beier Drums, and currently has a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 & 5.5 x 15.
The 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 has been his main for years now, and unfailingly when he is working live, doing video clips, or teaching in his drum school....That drum is in the forefront of his work. He recently posted several more clips ( links below), and is in the running for a huge project.
Thanks for these as always Sam....And the update. Look forward to hearing from you soon!
Update: 3/25: New video added of Sam covering a song from The Dandy Warhols for the audition...Thrid link below.