Well Established Individual Rudimental Drummers
W.E.I.R.D. # 4
SSG Scott Jamison
Snare Drummer for The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
This is the drum I just finished
& shipped to Scott
Upon seeing Marty Hurley’s rudimental clinic for the 2007 Mississippi Day of Percussion
as a student at The University of Southern Mississippi, Scott was smitten by the sound of the HV drum.
Since that time, he wondered what the drum would sound like with a Kevlar
head on bottom, as opposed to Hurley’s choice of Mylar.
Upon receiving his drum, he promptly put Kevlar heads on top and bottom to see what it had to offer.
Here’s what he had to say about it: “Usually, good snare response comes hand
in hand with what many think is ‘too wet’ of a sound. Also, what might sound great
at one dynamic level generally leaves a drum lacking in others. With Kevlar heads on the
HV drum, you get it all: Short articulation, increased snare response (volume),
and a full ‘drum sound.’ Put all of these together at all dynamic levels
and you have, in my opinion, a perfect sounding free floater!”
USM Drum Line
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HV drums, Pearl, Vic Firth, Evans, or any other companies associated
with SSG Jamison’s personal preferences. Anything said by SSG Jamison is
his sole opinion and does not necessarily reflect the stance of
The United States Army. With that in mind, feel free to check
out this clip (that includes SSG Jamison) from The Old Guard’s performance
on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 at Fort McNair, DC for Twilight Tattoo!
He’s the snare drummer on the right side of the screen!
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