- Oct 17, 2005
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Cool little clip. Sounds like Charlie.
With guitarists, I think the more correct analogy would be changing of tone rather than tuning. And, depending on the room you're in, there's no doubt that both tone and tuning (for drummers) do need tweaking at times to sit right with the natural acoustics.singleordoubleheads said:I hate to be the bad guy here, but I'm sorry--I'm not gonna tune my drums to sound like a hi-pitched tin can from the drivers seat to supposedly make sure they are ok FOH. If they don't sound good to me from the throne, I doubt they're gonna sound very good out front. I've heard PLENTY of kits over the years (mine included) that sounded great from both angles.....you don't see guitarists changing their tuning to get a good mix in the mains, do you?
I always remember the Burnin' for Buddy reheasrsal video, where Steve Gadd's kit arrived before he did, and Neil Peart was tapping on them and thought they sounded bad (too low), but then Steve shows up, and just by the way he PLAYED them, made them sound great!
And, to my ears, Charlies tom doesn't sound much different than usual, and the snare is about the same (wish the clip was a bit longer to get a better sample).
ludwigdrummerbr said:Well, to me , there are a BIG difference how his drums sound un-miked and miked...
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