I don't understand the disagreements here. The video showed that the weight in the drum did exactly what it was purported to do. The drum sounded different. I thought it sounded better to my ears. And it was simple. If that is the sound one wants, how is that bad?
Even better would be...
My travels ended for now, I finally got the chance to play the 15" GB SE's in rehearsal last night. Here are my impressions:
First, they are lighter than I expected. I need to weigh them to be certain, but they both seem lighter than my other 15" GBs, especially the top.
Second, they look...
The ad is both humorous and questionable, depending on how seriously I am taking myself and the world at a given moment.
Regardless, if the floor tom matched, I would consider the purchase. But it does not match. So I am saved the moral quandary.
Used Sabian AAs and HHs (80s-90s), Paiste 2002s, and especially Paiste Sound Formulas, can be found at great prices and they are certainly pro-line cymbals. I love projects like this and applaud you for undertaking it!
LOL. I have them, they look good, and I have been traveling for work a ton. I have not had a chance to play them yet, which is quite frustrating (as you can surely imagine). Will let you know, I assure you.
Your year of recovery will fly by. It will suck at times, but try to enjoy it and the simple life divorce thrusts upon you. Love your kids and family, take care of yourself, play the drums somehow and somewhere, and you will probably be amazed at how well things work out. Good luck to you.
I agree with Mongrel. Louder gigs, bigger cymbals. Smaller venues, smaller cymbals. That said, I always have at least a 20" crash on hand and find that with a slower decay and deeper tone it still fits well in the mix in small venues.
I love cymbals, and prefer to have several at my...
I think playing a marching snare during Blister in the Sun for one my cover bands, and walking around the audience, would be a blast. I have my eyes peeled for a bargain basement one for that purpose. What a nice gift you got!!