Yes they are. When I was a kid I had my own set and it was sheeet made of sheeet. Made me stop playing because the sound was awful.Yamaha Live Custom are nice drums enjoy them
I play loud and HARD!Comparing crash cymbals to recordings is tricky. The louder you play, the splashier and thinner they sound. If you play softly, the cymbal sustains longer and sounds darker.
Try to find some video of your favorite players and see how much enegry they put into playing. If you want to play lighter, you might need thinner crashes (not chinas, these have a different character). If you can imagine playing louder, get some earplugs (seriously) and just do it; listen to how your cymbals sound now.
Drummer after my own heart!!!I play loud and HARD!
I don't want it muffled I think, just lower. But I will definitely watch the videos.Drummer after my own heart!!!
Welcome to the forum, Ems. Lot of people here with an insane amount of knowledge. I'm not one of them. LOL
There is so much information out there right now, so much on YouTube to learn from for free. It's amazing. Start with a couple of beginner lessons and watch performance videos. You can learn so much just by watching others play the instrument well.
I wouldn't mess with the kit's tuning. The muffling ring mentioned above is a better idea. I also agree it's better to get your own cymbals and eventually your own kit as soon as that's a viable option.
Thanks, Joe! But, I play vintage drums and tune high so I might not be the OP is looking for. Here is a list of Finnish drummers offering lessons if it is of any help:You must get in touch with longtime friend/cymbalholic/DFO/ member.... ThomasL..!!!!! That's where he lives too : ) ThomasL is a very accomplished drummer..
Otin yhteyttä kai hahtoon. Asunkin samas kaupungissa. Kiitti kuitenkin!