This is the same exact brush that Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich used during their careers and is the same brush Don is using now. I worked for Slingerland as a supervisor for fourteen years so that's how I learned to make these brushes. Because Buddy used Slingerland drums for many years, my father knew him very well. I of course got to know him and developed an ear for what Buddy wanted in snare drums and I ended up being the guy who made and tuned his snare drums when needed. I saw the band enough and got to know what he wanted and always remembered the sound he would explain to me. I still remember the sound to this day and could do it again if he were still alive.

Thomas Osborne

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