This particular drum in this picture, the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15, was my first design, and was the first one I manufactured. The drum is also offered in a 4 x 15, 6.5 x 15, and a 7.5 x 15 which is the most recent drum, and will be the last size of the series. All of these sizes have been used worldwide in virtually any type of concert setting and studio, and have been featured on numerous records.
The 4 x 15 was the conception of one of Nashville's finest all around drummers and people-Mark Beckett. Mark is the touring drummer for Olivia Newton John, one of two house drummers for the Grand Ole Opry, and is a first call session player in Nashville. He shares the seat at the Opry with one of the top sessions players of all-time-Eddie Bayer's. Eddie has three drums from here, including a 4 x 15 which he has used extensively.
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