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Dave (Pickled Fish) was the first long standing drummer for Pearl Jam. He was introduced to Pearl Jam from Matt Chamberlin. Dave had never heard of Pearl Jam so he went to his local radio station (in Texas) and asked them to play some singles for him. All they had was the Alive CD Promo with the songs "Wash", "Alive" and "I've Got A Feeling". The next week he was on his way to Seattle, WA to see a show (August 03, 1991--filming for the "Alive" Video). Dave has played about 200 shows spanning four years (08\23\91 - 04\17\94). He can be seen in the "Even Flow" video, "MTV unplugged," and on the various "Saturday Night Live" performances. He can also be heard on the Vs and Vitalogy albums. Dave was fired (during breakfast, and for reasons unknown) before Vitalogy was released. He was greatly missed by Pearl Jam fan's everywhere.
Recorded Songs:
Even Flow (new), State Of Love And Trust, Breath, Dirty Frank, Yellow Ledbetter, Alone, Hard To Imagine, Sonic Reducer, Angel, Ramblings I, Ramblings II, Ramblings III, Go, Animal, Daughter, Glorified G, Dissident, W.M.A., Blood, Rearviewmirror, Rats, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Leash, Indifference, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Not For You, Tremor Christ, Nothingman, Whipping, Pry To, Corduroy, Bugs, Satan's Bed, Better Man, Aye Davanita, Immortality

Drum Setup: (from Modern Drummer, December 1993. Vs album setup.)

Dave Abbruzzese Drum Setup Drumset: Drum Workshop
A. 8x12 Brady Snare
B. 9x10 Rack Tom
C. 12x14 Floor Tom
D. 14x16 Floor Tom
E. 18x22 Bass Drum

Cymbals: Sabian
1. 14" AAX Metal China
2. 8" AAX Splash
3. 13" AAX Fusion Hi-Hats
4. 8" AA Splash
5. 17" AAX Stage Crash
6. 18" AAX Stage Crash
7. 20" AAX Metal Ride
8. 20" AA China
9. 19" AA Medium Crash

Hardware: DW

Heads: Remo
Coated Emperor on snare batter.
Clear Emperors on tops of toms with clear Ambassadors underneath.
Coated Emperor on bass drum batter with Ebony Ambassador on front with 6" hole.

Sticks: Pro-Mark
5B model (hickory) with nylon tip.

Percussion: Rhythm Tech
Tambourines and assorted percussion.

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