My favorite 8x14 snare is the Ludwig Keystone X. I got one from GC a few years back (it was a GC exclusive and had a regular keystone badge--weird). It's just a really nice blend of oomph and articulation.
Available in red for $299 at the Ludwig Reverb outlet...
Like others, I go through phases where I either buy a lot of gear or buy almost nothing. I've found that I tend to get excited for gear when I start working on new projects (ah, if I only had x, then it would really sound good). The challenge then is to avoid letting new/potential gear become a...
Never owned one, but I used to play gigs at a club that had one as the backline kit. It was much better than I expected--sounded good, tuned up easily, and seemed to hold up pretty well over time. It definitely wasn't a "cool" kit, but it certainly got the job done.
I have an 8x14 snare made with the Classic Oak shell (it was a GC exclusive from before Classic Oak launched). It's awesome--warm and crisp at the same time. The overtones are very "sweet" sounding.
If I was in the market for a new kit, Classic Oak would definitely be on my list.
Interesting. I used to share a rehearsal space with someone who had a 90's Sonic Plus kit in a very similar finish. Obviously a different era, but perhaps Sonor reused it across different lines?
You can see an example here.
Saturday/Sunday mornings are for listening to jazz while cooking breakfast. Kicks the weekend off in a nice mood.
Chris Icasiano - Provinces has been getting a lot of spins lately. It's textural, atmospheric, and most all it's a solo drumming record that my wife actually wants to listen to!
I believe Chrome runs every browser tab as a separate process, so if you've got a bunch of tabs open that could be the issue. Ifirc, it's implemented this way as a security/anti-hacking measure.
There could also be issues with certain browser extensions--you might try disabling some in Chrome...
I think I like it, but it's definitely on the edge.
I find it hard to judge this style of finish without seeing it in person...Does it have cool variation and depth? Or is it let down by an uncanny synthetic aspect?
Stripping a sparkle lacquer is going to be quite a job--they tend to be on the thicker side. If you're going to stain it, then you've got to get it 100% down to bare wood. No matter what kind of stripping agent you use, there will be a fair amount of sanding involved to get past the sealer in...
I agree with others that foam won't cut it. It'll tame the cymbals and snare brightness, but it won't absorb low frequencies too well. It may leave the toms and kick sounding quite tubby. Rockwool panels and bass traps will even things out better.
GIK stuff is great. It's not the cheapest (and...
Like others, I used Google Play Music largely because it let you upload your own tracks. The switchover to YouTube Music has been...okay. The interface is not great, but it's a fairly new service which will hopefully improve.
I also love Bandcamp, both as a consumer and a musician. It's a...
I tried it on a recording a few months ago. Mic'ed with a D112 and didn't love result, but I may try again someday with different tuning/mic. The biggest problem for me was bleed from the cymbals in the same frequency range as the clickiness from the head.