Total respect for all the technique on display. Not easy to develop that ability, and it has its place.
For me, that place is not on "Cissy".
And, for me, it seems like SO many drummers are doing this whole mathematical displacement thing with fills now that it is losing any sense of wonder or...
I also play some bass and had a steady bass gig for about 5 years at one point. P-bass into small combos with DI if necessary.
If my sound seemed muddy in a given room, my solution was subtractive: cut the bass eq and boost volume a bit if needed to make up gain.
That usually gave me a much...
That clears it up, then. Different series.
K Custom Dark Complexes were only made in 21" and 22".
Notable differences: The Dark Complexes feature medium-thin weights, satin finishes, cluster hammering and larger bells.
Some similarities in aesthetics but different sonic character.
These are some of my favorite modern K rides that Zildjian has ever put out.
Stick that mixes both a woody and slightly metallic attack with warm, smokey, complex and dryish body. Warm bell tone.
The weights of these varied all over the map. Seemed like as much as a 400g difference was...
Close mikes tend to homogenize drum sound, yes. But, in my opinion, the acoustic qualities of and differences between drums often still come through and project more than you might think.
Just saying this based on years of recording, hearing how different brands and shell types take to mikes...
I took a watch/listen to the videos above.
First thing to mention: because of the setting, not a lot of lows coming through. Not much proximity effect. So, my ear is tuning in mostly to mid- and high-frequency characteristics.
Based on that, among the three Keller test drums with the wood...
Interesting. You'd think it was a repaint, but it looks like the badge hasn't been off the drum. Unless it's a new badge and/or grommet.
Seems to be coated only on the outside and not onto the edges.
Odd! Very cool, though. Hope it is original!
I would love to see the A. Uptown concept developed into a whole series.
I would move it to the K designation, since, imo, it really has more in common with K than A.
The design of that cymbal...dry but easily crashable, large hammering, very shallow lathing, thin but not too trashy, reminds...
20 and 22 MTLs here. Nice examples that really work well as a set.
Had a 20 Medium (first run) for years. Around 2200g. It was my first real Turkish-inspired cymbal of any kind. It was a nice one but it started to feel kinda stiff and a little too high-pitched for me at some point compared to...
At the very least, I think they should add something in the K Custom Dark line.
A 21" K Custom Dark China would be very cool, especially if they kept it thin.
How about a 21" K Cluster Swish? Or Sweet Swish?
Seems like the cluster concept applied to a china would produce some very interesting...
It seems to be lost on some people here that thin shell has established an actual grain match between the drum in the auction and the drum in the Jim Gordon photo.
I see it plain as day, myself.
And, no, it's not just a coincidence.
This is beside all of the other physical and circumstantial...
I guess I'm one of the few fans of the original P85. Over the years, I've probably had about 6 or 7 ones on different drums without any problems. Oldest one is the original on a late-'70s 402 and it works like new. As far as problems with sticking...maybe just a few drops of oil on the points?
Because the truth is that musical usefulness and validity often gets into very abstract territory, exceeding whatever was intended or expected from a given instrument...or object.
That's why Tom Waits can get music out of a giant seed pod. That's why Jim Keltner can play garbage-can lids on a...
Ah, yes. Thanks for the correction. Had completely forgotten about them.
Definitely another resource to check out. Two great options there, then, if you're looking for something in the true Slingerland style.