So with the help of the master boat builder and much trial-and-error, Johnny began making his own one-ply drum shells. By 1984-85, Johnny had started to perfect his technique. Word of his drums spread until it caught the attention of Billy Gibson (Huey Lewis & The News). Billy asked Johnny to join forces with him to form a drum company, the Select (later changed to “Solid”) Drum Company.Read more
This month we're featuring a 1950s Slingerland one-ply steam bent Radio King, 6.5 x 14 with clamshell strainer and stick chopper hoops. Courtesy of the Mell Csiscila collection.