I have been in touch and regularly follow Steve Fruda of The Elements. He is a great communicator, an astute musician, and his clips of the band I always tune into.
Recently he picked up a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 from Fork's in Nashville. He had a lot of questions on and off during our discussions about my 13" drums. Those drums are just being finished and introduced. So....This was a surprise, and a very welcome one. This drum is going to work extremely well with him, and his comments are below.
His kit (Compact Clubber) is in the May Issue of Modern Drummer as well in Kit Of The Month. I am very excited that the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 will be behind this kit now, and undoubtedly I will have updates from him for the Latest News.
Thank You Steve for everything. I am very much looking forward to staying in touch as always, and continuing our drum discussions. Hope the band is having a great time in Nashville this weekend!
"The Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 sounds amazing. It is dynamic, sensitive, and produces a beautiful tone. Thanks for everything Jim!"