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Rolling Stone, February 22, 1979
Different drums: a look at the equipment of the pros
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Jeff Porcaro, who spent years as a session drummer for such acts as Steely Dan,
Boz Scaggs and the Pointer Sisters before cofounding Toto, prefers wood drums.
"I don't go for a flashy thing," he says. "I just look for something tasty,
like good living-room furniture."
Porcaro's first set was a Ludwig--"It was Ringo Starr and Ludwig drums with
every kid in those days"--and he's remained partial to the Chicago-based company
ever since. In the studio, Porcaro plays a combination of three different
Ludwig sets. "It's the ugliest-looking set, mismatched in black, blue and
wood," he says. Porcaro also often uses one of several old Slingerland Radio
King snare drums he owns. Porcaro describes the Slingerlands--which were
modified by drum entrepreneur Paul Jameson with Gretsch lugs, hoops and rims--as
"fine symphonic-type instruments with the warmth that a guitar player would dig
in an older axe."
Onstage with Toto, Porcaro uses Ludwig's new Power Drums, which feature extended
shells to offer more of a "cannon effect." For Porcaro, cymbals cause the most
frustration. "A cymbal sounds better with age. All the new cymbals sound like
clanks." Though he uses the older A and K Zildjians, Porcaro laments, "I wish
there were more opportunity to find old cymbals that the drummers in the