Mel Lewis had a famous A Zildjian ride with a cutout that darkened it.
I've seen other drummers such as Antonio Sanchez with rides with cutouts.
I have a 17" crash that was given to me that I repaired that has been one of my favorite cymbals for years. The cutout lowered the pitch, improved...
I heard an educator say that most growth/skill is acquired before someone's thirties or late thirties.
I am curious if anyone has info or personal experience of progress on the instrument as a musician ages.
Obviously life/family/interest/careers can distract.
I went to the Music City Drum Show in Nashville on August 7. It was my first time visiting individual Cymbal Smith booths.
My favorites (not in order):
1) Bronze Pie / Koide Cymbals / PGB Artisan Cymbals
A couple of Birk's Works Cymbals were probably my favorite at the show...
This is a long shot, but my first "real" kit was the Ludwig CS Custom Elite Birch 10/12/14/22. I like it. I can get a nice clean tone (think modern Gadd tom sound).
I added a 16" floor tom later, which I sometimes use as a bass conversion as pictured.
I know they made 18" floor toms and a 20"...
White Marine Pearl Wrap Ludwigs
$600 OBO 1966 Keystone: Bass 22x14 Has spurs and rail consolette and vintage heads (original?).
$175 OBO 1971 Blue & Olive: Tom 13x9 Has internal muffler and vintage heads.
Appear to be in good condition. See photos. Feel free to request...
Years ago, my dad grabbed these Ludwigs cheap on craigslist. I really like how they sound/feel/look.
According to this guide: https://www.ludwig-drums.com/en-us/ludwig/serial-guide
1966 Bass 22x14
1971 Tom 13x9
I am considering selling one/both because:
I know they have...
I found a Rhythm Tech (Pete Engelhart Design?) in a thrift store.
I really like it. It has a lot of variety in color/pitch depending on how it's played. It's like the Frankenstein baby of an agogo bell and a frying pan with extra harmonics.
I'm wondering if the two holes are for venting air...
I have been buying used rides online to try and am selling most now. I always listen to a soundfile before buying, so hopefully these are good specimens.
I'll put them up on Reverb if they stay on the forum for a while.
This is a great album with great drumming. Another side to Jimmy Cobb of Kind of Blue.
Listen at 1:30.
I'm amazed by the cymbal sound. I am sort of confused by it at certain times. It's like an intimate choked stick sound and also a distant wash that doesn't seem to match it. Something...
Hi! I just joined the forum.
I am a big fan of Bill Stewart's drumming. I saw him live in Little Rock last month- it was awesome! There is a distinctive "woody"/"clicky" sound when he strikes his cymbals. I've noticed it in some other players as well.
I have seen very few mentions of the...