Monday, August 01, 2005

Gibbos new toys.

Gibbo shouted himself a new kit a couple of weeks ago and I've finally got around to taking a few pics.
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I was in good old Sydney Town a few weeks back and, as you do, I popped in to Billy Hydes. As soon as I layed eyes on it, it was sold! It was exactly what I had been after and the colour(Ruby Fade) blew me away. I whacked a deposit on it and organised to come back on the weekend to pick it up.
Saturday morning rolls around and there is much excitement. Gibbo Jnr has even gotten out of bed early to throw his L plates on the car. He's driving on his first trip to the big smoke. After an uneventful trip in we decided to do a quick lap around Hydes to see if we could fluke a parking spot out the front. We were greeted with the site of a mob of folks standing on the corner outside the shop, which was closed! We parked around the corner and walked back to find out that there has been a fire in the building overnight and the shop was shut. Ahhhhhhhhh!
"Which kit was yours? We suffered no fire damage but a lot of kits got wet" says the guy.
"The Ruby Fade 6 piece Pearl."
"Cool. Your kits not wet. We can pass it out the window."
"Hang on," I says "I was going to pay with EFTPOS"
"Sorry mate, no power"
This is when I realised that you can only get $1000 a day out of an ATM. Damn, today aint goin' good!

Anyways, between myself, the ATM & Mrs Gibbo we scraped up most of it and the very generous, folks at Hydes let us pay the difference with a cheque.


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I have to say a very special thanks to Fab and his guys at Billy Hydes. They had many more important things to worry about that morning but they went out of their way to help me out. Well done guys. Top service!


CB said...

Mate that looks like a hoot. The only noise I get to make is turning fossil fuels into airborne horsepower and the lovely staccato music of heavy machineguns.
Strap yourself to a ute and cart your kit over to Lakemba Mosque for me.

paul said...

Nice looking kit; my old bass player and I bought an old rogers kit a while back that we bash the shit out of while pissed, ostensibly to lay down rythym tracks but mostly for the sheer pleasure of making a ruckus and giving the neighbourhood the shits.
(We've still got a home-made syndrum setup made by grafting some humbuckers onto a metal frame ironing board- sounds great when you're blotto.

David Heidelberg said...

OK this is freaky now.

i've got on of these

I love pearl drums.

Gibbo said...

David, they are well out of my budget range. Very nice though.
This is my third Pearl kit. It's a bit like Holden & Ford. Once you are a Pearl man, you are that for life!

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