The first picture is "Chris the drummer Kimball" I've seen some of his YouTube videos. If I remember correctly, I think he had a few of these kits, restores them
And you notice they don’t make those anymore too.The cost of being different is to high. I like being unique but I couldn't bite on Peavey radial pros either. I don't want high school friends pointing and laughing at me...my confidence would plummet beyond recuperation.
I think Peavey was onto something with the Radials. Everyone agrees they look ridiculous. But I think it's safe to say they sound incredible. Shleishmans have a similar design and sound incredible as well. It's a shame this style of shell hasn't caught on because they have such a rich and full sound.I'd say drummers are quite unique, if we weren't there would be 3 finishes available no matter the make of drum. So many choices in finishes, woods, hardware colours, it really does allow one to express individuality.
The molecule drums, like the radials tried to reinvent something that didn't need reinvention.