I think you've described the Blue Bell very well. I'll try to weigh mine later and see - it does feel pretty heavy. I haven't played it out, but it doesn't seem too loud to me - at least behind the kit.
I have one that I picked up a few months ago.
I'm really not in love with it. It sounded like exactly what I was looking for when I was listening to samples, but it doesn't really thrill me in real life. (The samples were accurate, though.)
I'll have to put it on the stand and see how I feel...
With the whole Regal Tip situation, I've been all over the place with sticks... I hate to think about how much I've spent looking for replacements.
Right now I'm using ProMark Rick Latham sticks with 2 coats of Bullseye shellac. Seems to be working out pretty well for now.
My lightest set is my Summit solid shelled maple drums.
I haven't weighed it, but I'm always shocked at how light the bass drum is.
As I bought it used, I didn't choose the hardware. I believe it's Pearl, and I don't think it was specifically chosen to be lightweight.
As for body - this set...
I try to go to see a lot of concerts...
I think the last really BIG production I saw was pre-pandemic, and it was Iron Maiden in Hartford, August 2019.
Then I saw a number of smaller shows at least through the end of October 2019.
I have seen 4 shows since the fall - Ben Folds, Thana Alexa...
The Wrecking Crew is such a great documentary. Looking forward to The Immediate Family as well.
Denny is a self-effacing guy who tells an interesting story, but he's actually interesting all on his own.
Thanks for doing/posting this!
Congratulations on all the snares!
As to the Zelkova, I'm a big fan of them. I've told the story before, but when I got back into drumming a few years ago I became interested in them as I'm a Carlos Vega fan... I was able to find a used one and went from there.
I had some other snares that I...