- Mar 18, 2015
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- southern California from Tennessee
Am curious about who were early adopters, who were holdouts. Where might there be archived info from producers, engineers, drummers who debated the issue, maybe in old Downbeat articles, how the shift to definitely louder drums effected recording and live performance, musician relations, volume wars, etc. You can listen to drummers on recordings from the late 50's into the 60's that are usually jazz because more attention was paid to the smaller ensemble recording quality. I think I can tell the difference on some of them. Plus, I'd like to be able to know for sure something like, "Yeah that's Billy Higgins with calf on that 1960 Paul Horn album but by '63 he was all plastic". It's likely this has been talked about on other threads but do any of you people have any info to share? Thanks.