August 03 2020 – Graeme Allen
The 70s Session Superstar Kit is a beautiful Ludwig Classic, with 10, 12, 13 and 16 inch toms, a 22 inch kick and tightly tuned Maple Birch and Yamaha Custom snares. The skins are all Remo pinstripes on the tops and emperor clears on the bottoms, for that classic Steve Gadd 70s sound. All tuned to perfection and mic'ed up at Livingston Studios using their incredible gear list, including a pair of valve Neumann U67s, plus U87s, D19s, 421s and everything you'd ever expect around a kit designed to deliver that super-smooth, clean and meticulous sound that we all know and love from the likes of Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, Jim Keltner, Jeff Porcaro, Andy Newmark and other such 70s greats. Tight drums, plenty of reverb and perfectly balanced levels deliver a drum sound worthy of any 70s Session Superstar.