I like them on a snare when I want it to have more weight and slightly less harmonics but still all the life I love from an ambassador. Can make a metal drum a bit less "pingy". Not as inert as an Emperor. I was recently given an X14 to try and it was interesting but a little to dulled for my...
I've never had a problem finding them at Musician's Friend. Website indicates that they're in stock. I'm sorta stuck riding out some of the quality inconsistencies just because they're the only stick my dry hands can deal with.
You'll be playing these and really loving how chunky, funky, junky they sound. Like something you might have found at a landfill, or vintage shop, or even dug up and made yourself. You're into it! Then you look down and remember that they cost you $700.
Maybe I woke up on the wrong side of...
I have one. I would never have bought it based on a description (not really an "A" guy), and it wasn't on my radar when a friend brought me down to the Zildjian factory. But I played it and had to buy it. Still love it. Bonus: KILLER bell.
You play what you hear, and even the least innovative young drummer today grew up hearing sounds that didn't exist before she was born. That said, my personal belief is that we are in a new golden age of jazz ("jazz") drumming.
I use Etymotic Research custom molds. There is a speak and hearing clinic attached to a local college which uses the fitting procedure as student training so the testing and fitting are free and the plugs are at cost. Nothing compares.
Live at Leeds is just so fierce.
This one King Crimson bootleg I had on cassette in High School, of the 80s band. Searching for that feeling my whole life since.
Miles Davis Cellar Door Sessions.
Masada Live at Tonic 2001
Every Deerhoof live record.
Basically any live record where...