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Gonzo Sandoval ~ Endorsements 2011

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♣ MXL!!!! For all Drummers, Check out this microphone on your Bass Drums… You’ll love the Results! ♣

 

[caption id="attachment_730" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Marshal Electronics NAMM 2011 w/Neco Cameron @ the MXL Booth[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_726" align="aligncenter" width="900"]The coolest Cymbal Co. in the World! Thank You Wayne and Andrew @ Paiste U.S.A.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_723" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Great Sonics I Love Paiste Cymbals[/caption] [caption id="attachment_724" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Paiste Rocks!!!! Crystal Clear Sound![/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_721" align="aligncenter" width="600"]NAMM 2011 Gonzo & Paiste Paiste, my home for the highest Quality Sounding Cymbals on the Planet![/caption]

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The James Perse Custom Drums Set. Built by Gonzo Sandoval, Jon Saxon, Al Perez & Andy Galeon

[caption id="attachment_687" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Built for James Perse "]Hollywood, Ca[/caption] [caption id="attachment_683" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Up Close "]Custom Constructed [/caption] [caption id="attachment_681" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Power in the Flat Black Drum Set"]Flat Black Drums Set[/caption] [caption id="attachment_675" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Custom Built, Beautiful Black, Leather Throne by Andy Galeon"]Flat Black Drum Set[/caption] [caption id="attachment_679" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Floor Toms and Lower Toms w/ Kick Drum"]Flat Black Drum set [/caption] [caption id="attachment_674" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="James Perse Custom Built Flat Black Drum Set @ Hollywood Store"]Flat Black Drum Set[/caption] [caption id="attachment_671" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The Jeep and the All Flat Black Drum Set "]Natural Day light and the Flat Black Drums[/caption] [caption id="attachment_669" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Flat Black Drum Set view from above "]Shot from Above[/caption] [caption id="attachment_668" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Beauty in Flat Black Drums "]Flat Black Drum Set [/caption] [caption id="attachment_665" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Flat Black Hardware, Drums and Cymbals"]All Flat Black Hardware[/caption] [caption id="attachment_661" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="A View from Behind the Flat Black Drum Set "]Flat Black Drums From the Rear[/caption] [caption id="attachment_660" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Snare, HiHat and the Essentials"]The Essentials[/caption] [caption id="attachment_658" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Flat Black Jeep & Drums"]

Other Side View w/ Jeep[/caption] [caption id="attachment_656" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Cowbell View"]Cowbell view[/caption] [caption id="attachment_653" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Power in the Hardware and the Flat Black Look"]Snare & Hardware [/caption] [caption id="attachment_655" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Ready to groove to color"]Drums in Black & White[/caption] [caption id="attachment_651" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Flat Black Beauty Drums"]Flat Black Drum Set[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_646" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Jimi Hendrix Pays a Visit"]Flat Black Drums w/ Jimi Hendrix in the Back Ground[/caption]

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Bryan Carlstrom ~ Transformer Studios~ Burbank, California

Armored Saint had the honor and pleasure of recording “Our Best Record” to date “La Raza”, at Tranzformer Studios, in Burbank, Ca. I had so much fun not only laying down the best performance of my life, on the drums, I also was allowed to use my mobile photography studio gear and set up there taking amazing shots of the making of Armored Saint “La Raza” which you will be able to see the art/images soon. I dedicate my performance to My late father Jesus Sandoval Ramos, RIP, David Prichard, Dimebag Darrel, John Bonham, Cliff Burton, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and my friends Rone Bear Avila, and Andy Waterlond… all family, friends and fellow musicians that have moved on to the next level of existence in Heaven!  Namaste~ Here are some images of the best Producer/Engineer/Studio owner and friend on this planet. Enjoy!

[caption id="attachment_437" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Producer/Engineer"]Producer/Engineer[/caption] [caption id="attachment_438" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Gold and Multi Platinum Records "]Gold and Multi Platinum Records [/caption] [caption id="attachment_439" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Amps, Harley Davidson and Mutil Platinum, Gold Records "]Amps, Harley Davidson and Mutil Platinum, Gold Records [/caption] [caption id="attachment_440" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The Power Of the Harley Davidson Motocyle"]The Power Of the Harley Davidson Motocyle[/caption] [caption id="attachment_441" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="This Harley Sounds as good as it looks!"]This Harley Sounds as good as it looks![/caption] [caption id="attachment_442" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="It speaks for itself! Power!"]It speaks for itself! Power![/caption] [caption id="attachment_443" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The most talented and coolest Engineer in the World! "]The most talented and coolest Engineer in the World!   [/caption]

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Happy Birthday to my Brother Phil Sandoval!!!!

The Sandovals’ are Back !!! Well, After 1 year and 4 months since our dad has passed away … we gathered our energies and thru a gala event for our brother Phil Sandoval at the Sandoval Homestead! …This is big for us in the healing process. Enjoy these images… it was full of laughter, musical fun, delicious food and more. Provided by Monica (cheese and chicken enchiladas)… we had Master Chef Maria del Carmen Sandoval make her unforgettable Mexican rice, Our Lovely Sister Marie Smith and brother in law Eddie graced us with thier presence along with thier amazing family,”The Smiths”…  They also brought delicious refried beans… I my self contributed with the Hottest Salsa in the world (Monster “g” Salsa) inspired by our ancestors the Aztec Warriors from the past. I made the world famous, soon to be in a book … Master Chef Maria del Carmen Sandoval Guacamole (with the help of my seesto Carmen lou)… that is right, that is the official name. I also bought some of the drinks along with our seesto Marie Smith. We ate, sang, played music, played drums and danced till after 1:30 in the morning… I thank my mom for lasting as long as she did …(till after midnight… yay!) …lol We all had a great time and created new beautiful memories…. btw my nieces can sing…way to go Francesca (heading the singing Smiths), Isabella, Katharina Loulou, David and Chcho got in the mix as well… oh and i can’t forget Neco, we did duets …not bad  either…lol! … Phil played the Star Spangle Banner ala Jimi Hendrix thru his New Fender Boutique like amp… Coco showed up with her Michel Jackson look …Yeaaaahhh! Thank You to our friends for showing up to the gala event:  Danny, Alex, Ronnie Gonzalez & Our dear friends of the family Neco and Adam …they Rock … Enjoy, leave comments on any of the posts if you wish( i encourage it ). Have a beutiful Day!

Peace & Love Always!

~G

[caption id="attachment_238" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Surprise Birthday party 2009 "]Surprise Birthday party 2009 [/caption] [caption id="attachment_237" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The Surprise group"]The Surprise group[/caption] [caption id="attachment_240" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Thank you... camera timers! lol"]Thank you... camera timers! lol[/caption] [caption id="attachment_239" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Beauty on my drum"]Beauty on my drum[/caption] [caption id="attachment_234" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Having a great evening!"]Having a great evening![/caption] [caption id="attachment_235" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Super cool!"]Super cool![/caption] [caption id="attachment_233" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="RIP MJ"]RIP MJ[/caption] [caption id="attachment_236" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Yeah you...come over here!"]Yeah you...come over here![/caption]

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Jazz Camp 2009~ Once again, life changing!

Hi , I just wanted to share my amazement of the magic that happens every year at Jazzcampwest.com

It is awesome, the people are so nice and they provide a nest for nourturing the perfomance based camp…

I danced in the Salsa performance, I played in the Blues Band performance, and I sang in the Gospel Choir performance.

I also played for the first time ever with my brother Phil, and my sister Rosaura…( check out rosaurasandoval.com she is also a tremendous photographer, whom dances and sings beautifully)  on stage, together we did a Brazilian version of “The Girl from Epinema.”  My seesto Rosaura sang it in Portuguese.. amazing!

In addition, I did 4 open mics in total, and definitely treaded on uncharted waters as I played Bosanova grooves on the shaker, and gave it a go on the drums. I survived and I am determined to nail down the Bosanova groove, the Samba groove and the Songo Groove… I wish to play these grooves fluently by next years Jazz camp 2010, June 19 ~ 26…come on out and join me …all levels are welcomed from beginer to advanced …

I finally learned how to play the Brazilian Pandero …my teacher Ami M. was amazing, kind and stern …all needed to really learn it welll…practising I will be!

With all my love, I send out great vibes to all the 300 people whom attended this years Jazz Camp.  See you all next year and for all the people whom will be there for the first time…. You too will feel the magic of Jazzcampwest.com!

Photos are forthcoming… once i get the winners though photoshop. lol

Peace & Love Always!

~Gonzo

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