tympanus laqueus XV
- Dec 15, 2014
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I hit a steel Tama 8x14 at 2112 Percussion once i should've bought. It sounded like a mechanical cash register, hefty crunch and brrriiing at the same time.
8x14’s can be really great snare drums! I have a Longo in solid single ply walnut With tube lugs. Incredible fatback when tuned low and as responsive and articulate as almost any 5, 5-1/2 or 6-1/2 I own. Tremendous headroom!I unloaded one of my aluminum snares (don’t worry, still have three more) and decided to pick up another. Perhaps something a bit different than my maple, fiberglass and aluminum inventory...
I went to my LDS and came home with this! An 8x14 birch RC. I was going to order a surf green but he had this in stock. It’ll match my hoops on my RC Kit. Playing it out this afternoon with my big RC’s. I’ll report after the gig.
BTW, I’ve had only two 8x14’s in my past. A Supralite and an old RC. It’s been too long as I love the tuning range of these puppies.
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GREAT !Thanks! 14" Johan hats, 18" Spizz, 22" Lauritsen BSC, 22" Lauritsen Kontroversial with rivets, and the bell is by Dave Collingwood.
Johan was a Belgian independent cymbalsmith who sadly passed away in 2008, way too young. His website has been maintained as a memorial site:GREAT !
Never heard of Johan. Where are they made? As for Craig Lauritsen - would love to have some of his cymbals in the future - what an artisan! Currently l own some great Matt Bettis...Old K's...Agops...Meinls... you can see them here https://www.drumforum.org/media/albums/drums-cymbals.1037/