By Daniel Glass with John Aldridge
Percussion - Drum DVD
As a companion piece to The Century Project DVD, Traps: The Incredible Story of Vintage Drums (1865--1965) is an in-depth and highly entertaining DVD designed to introduce modern drummers to the evolution of their instrument. Hosted by award-winning drummer, author, and educator Daniel Glass, this DVD brings together an unprecedented collection of vintage gear---including many rare and museum-quality pieces---to take you on a fascinating 100-year journey that starts before the invention of the bass drum pedal and ends with the legendary Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl "Ringo kit." With special guest commentator John Aldridge (author of The Guide to Vintage Drums), Daniel Glass brings the vintage world to life through eleven stunning kits that cover all the major American drum companies (Ludwig, Slingerland, Gretsch, Leedy, and Rogers). Traps: The Incredible Story of Vintage Drums (1865-1965) also uses more than 300 product stills and vintage catalog shots to touch on a wide range of vintage-related topics, including: badges, finishes, traps, pedals, calfskin heads, Ludwig Black Beauty snares, Slingerland Radio Kings, Gretsch "Round Badge" drums, K-Zildjian cymbals, and much more.