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Old 02-26-2014, 02:50 AM
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Chris Heuer is making new kits for some guy named Vinnie. Vinnie has a link on his website now, replacing the Ludwig link. This was foreshadowed on another board.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:30 AM
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Interesting:
http://www.vinniecolaiuta.com/Home/Links

But I can't imagine Vinnie is going to just endorse a small company that can't offer him back line support.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:34 AM
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I'm not sure how that will all work. He may just use what he wants, when he wants, but have the Heuer as his main kit.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:45 AM
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Interesting that the address for Heuer Drums is on Keystone Way.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:11 AM
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Interesting that the address for Heuer Drums is on Keystone Way.
Oh my. Astute observation.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:42 AM
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Chris is a known & regarded restorer of drums. Jon should be able to tell you more about him, but if Vinnie has opted for personal support of a guy who knows what he's doing, over the entanglement that can be a major deal, then I'm all for supporting that. I imagine any such decision would be based on Vinnie's experiences, & individual expertise can bring a personal touch that major companies will struggle to emulate. Effectively taking the role of personal drum tech several steps further?

Good luck to both of them I say. Very refreshing :)
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:34 AM
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I don't know Vinnie's details regarding Heuer, I've kind of forgotten that he was ever with a major company. :) But he's had Chris do some work before, Vinnie didn't just discover him out of the blue. Chris has always been the go-to guy for a lot of pros.

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Old 02-27-2014, 10:44 AM
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I wonder if he'll use some other kits, too. I'll be surprised if he uses the H euers exclusively. But in the end, who cares? It's just gear, man. I'm sure the Heuers are great. They're being used for a reason.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:32 AM
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I just heard Vinnie play the Heuers when he appeared in Vancouver with Paul Simon and Sting. I'm not a big fan of either artist- I have little interest in seeing old guys play their old hits,especially in arenas, but the tickets were free, so I went mainly to see Vinnie. Our seats allowed a great view of the man at work, and he was jaw-droppingly good, as I expected. I first saw him playing with Jeff Berlin at the Baked Potato in LA about 25 years ago. I guess the Heuers sounded good. I'm of the opinion that when you listen to a drum kit miced and processed through a big PA that any nuances in the tone of the drums is lost,especially in an arena. And visually, they were just a bunch of black drums under a canopy of cymbals. Vinnie was actually there as Stings drummer. Paul Simon's drummer was very good, but relatively understated compared to Vinnie. He played a small C&C kit with a second snare drum in place of the rack tom. He also played guitar on a couple songs while he played kick and hats with his feet.
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