Paul Jamieson is better known as "Jamo" to virtually every first call drummer and producer in Los Angeles. He's worked closely with top drummers including Jeff Porcaro, Steve Smith, Tony Williams, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Adler, Phil Collins, Alex Van Halen, Steve Jordan and David Garibaldi. Some of the artists he's supported include Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Heart and John Mayer. Top producers and engineers like David Foster, Marc Ronson, Al Schmidt, Ron Nevison and Nico Bolas all consider Jamo as part of their studio "A-Team." Think that’s a pretty impressive list? It barely scratches the surface.
Jamo's "hot-rodded" Slingerland Radio King snare drums were the "studio secret weapon" of dozens of top players who were lucky enough to get their hands on one. He was instrumental in producing the first Pearl "Porcaro" square tube drum rack. Suffice it to say, Jamo made a huge impact on the drum and music world and his influence will be felt for decades to come.
Jamo is retiring from the drum tech, cartage and studio rental business after an extraordinary 50 year career. I will be coordinating the sale of his massive inventory of instruments
His inventory includes dozens of studio-tested "workhorses". These instruments are not pristine, un-molested "eye-candy". Most have been modified and re-built. These tried-and-true drums have earned their stripes on countless multi-platinum albums, under the scrutiny of the greatest producers of our time.
There are still plenty of rare and collectible vintage drums that Jamo picked up in his travels. Some he has beautifully restored, others never quite made it to the restoration bench. All are dripping with vibe!! Most are on the website now but there are several more that I’ll be adding over the next few weeks.
All drums ship from Los Angeles, CA. Plan on $60 shipping for a snare drum. Contact me with any inquiries.