Hell of a band!
I remember when I was 14 or so, just getting started on drums, I found the "Feels Good To Me" LP in a second hand store. I thought - hey, the drummer fom Yes, that ought to be good. Boy, was it ever! That album also introduced me to Kenny Wheeler who became another favourite...
Like? I LOVE him.
"Easy As Pie" is a desert island album for me - great compositions and wonderful playing. Although "Times Square" is a very close second. Or "The New Quartet"? Heck, almost forgot about "Hotel Hello"! So much good stuff...
Since I visited this thread for the first time I´ve gotten my hands on (and immediately bought) a 16" AAX Dark Crash - now I know what the fuss is all about. These are great!
Also came across a HH Classic Ride - another lovely cymbal.
Everybody picks on Paiste for constantly discontinuing...
Very cool! She sure looks like she hit the jackpot with her career choice (and she probably did).
Love how worn her sticks are. Her focus obviously is on the music, not on gear.
I, however, want a Natal Hammered Bronze snare now. :drunken:
Ooh, delicious indeed.
Never been a Weckl fan, but I really like the cymbals he designed with Sabian. This one should be good!
BTW, tried the Royalty Flat Ride today (the Chick Corea/Roy Haynes tribute cymbal) - very nice indeed but really (REALLY) quiet and rather one-dimensional. Not for me...
That Tama ^^ is a good choice, as is the Sonor XS 2000 series. Both are double-braced but then again a 14x8 isn´t a featherweight either.
Extra light option: Tama Classic Series. Goes as low as the other two. Great stand!
Pearl Midtown here - never heard about wrap problems, and mine is perfect in every way. Great kit, very versatile, sounds good in high and low tunings. Would buy again!
That said, I mostly play a bikini kit these days - snare and a Pearl Export 13x11 tom that I converted to a bass drum. And I...
I do think the sound is too polished though - not what the drums would sound like in that room. If the drums sounded as rough as you´d expect from a vintage amateur film the illusion would be perfect. But maybe that wasn´t the goal.