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DanRH

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He is such a fluid and great player. I love watching him play. I know he's doing these to sell drums but still, just an informative video.

 

Here's one with the Yamaha RC kit.

 

 


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He is a nice player. I like the drums.  Those cymbals though- yuck.  They sound awful to me.  Maybe its just my ear or something


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Nick is a great drummer, but also a great singer.

 


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I agree Dan! I always enjoy Nick’s videos and his playing is fantastic. I also agree with Tigerdrummer, those drums sound great but the cymbals sound like trash can lids.
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You’re not alone. Yes, he’s a salesman, but he’s a drummer first, and I make a point of watching his reviews just because I enjoy watching him play and hearing him talk with passion about drums. Had a chance to meet him at a Sweetwater event, and he couldn’t be a nicer guy.

Ridiculous talent and experience sitting right here in the midwest.
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Agreed.  Always happy to find one of his product videos.  


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Ehhhhh. I got tired of them. But that’s just me.
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I dug the cymbals as well as the snare,the kit was wonderful and Nick's playing is stellar!
Lotsa fun!
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He is good and Sweetwater is an impressive place. I was just there and picked some things up and the staff was first class. Gave me a tour of the entire place.

They are my new go to as we don’t have a local drum shop anymore. And I HATE gc
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Ehhhhh. I got tired of them. But that’s just me.

 

Agreed.  I like his playing and his enthusiasm, but he never says a single bad thing about any product.  Never a negative review, never a hint that another product could be better than the product he is reviewing.  Always glowing. Therefore, it's not an objective review, IMO.  Just an advertisement.

 

I do like the sound of the cymbals in the video, but I've heard them in person and they just don't do it for me.


Edited by Tommy D, 16 September 2018 - 08:39 PM.

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Nick is great.  Saw him play with Fates Warning back in the 00's.  He does a fantastic job at Sweetwater with the demos.  

 

Those RC's sound GREAT to me.  Those cymbals, no way.  I would take Sabian B8's over the Byzance Dry/Extra Dry/Dual Dry Etc....


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I can watch him play and talk for hours.


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I get it. He’s gotta sell stuff. If you’re looking to buy a new set, or snare, cymbals. Whatever. I think it’s good to have a very competent sales person or drummer to talk to who can ask you questions about your playing, your tuning, and what you’re looking for. I’m happy to say I have that with where I shop. But they know me, know my gigs , know what I like.

Granted, this can really take a while both to understand your own playing and to develop a relationship. But it hopefully would pay off.
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