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The Drum Buddy 

Famous owners of the Drum Buddy include performance artist Laurie Anderson, Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, who shared with Gambit how he uses his "Cypress" series unit:

  "I first heard and saw the Drum Buddy the first year Quintron appeared with it. It was not until his second edition and my newfound income from Wilco that I could conceive of owning one! I asked Quintron about it a few years back at Voodoo Fest, and he snagged the last one available from the second edition at a store in Brooklyn. Hooray! I consider it an investment in art, not just sound. The Drum Buddy is so beautiful in every way. And of course it is totally unique.

  "I used it in full drum/bass/'wobble' mode on my solo/overdub record Coward on a piece called 'Seedcaster' — a reference to Onan in the Bible and to the Spellcaster himself, Mr. Q. It also makes an appearance in 'wobble mode' only on an upcoming recording of mine called Dirty Baby, which is music to accompany an Ed Ruscha art monograph. I have not been able to take it out of the house much — I rarely can travel with more than one guitar, except when playing with Wilco. But I will continue to use its unique properties whenever possible. Its last appearance was in West Hollywood at a duo gig with Jon Brion.

  "In addition to the sonic properties of the Drum Buddy, I truly enjoy its festive and oddly powerful visual effect onstage. What an inspiration! In the future, I would like to learn to make my own cans (Quintron promised to send me a can-making kit), so that I can make extremely messed up/nongrooving cans to accompany my solo flights of super-processed guitar music and go to greater heights/depths of insanity." — Pais


Quintron & Miss Pussycat - The Drum Buddy Show
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