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gretsch 20/12/14 for hard rock??

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“Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it.” [Chinese Proverb]
Yes. And you too can play Black Sabbath with brushes, acoustic guitar and an upright piano. maybe clarinet and a banjo
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sorry -not sorry - gonna agree with Whitten
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plus if you get into 18" bass drums - or small kits and you're the sole drummer in a hard rock band; you have to work your arse off; to push the small drums..
and you're not going to have the tom tones to do " Sunshine Of Your Love" or "White Room" when it's called... and it will be.
not to mention inagadddavida is out

at the least add some top and bottom toms if you're going to "hard rock" a 20/12/14.
Need some tonal room to move around; some tones; if the sole drummer not double drumming
 
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How about Deep Purple with an accordion?
after this thread
Like to hear Weird Al do Smoke On The Water
 
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I'm tracking with Whitten and JDA on this one.

My go to is 12/15/20 for most of what I do, but there is a reason I keep a 13/16/18/22 set-up on hand.
 
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I prefer 12" and 14" because of volume, but I also prefer a 22", again for volume/balance. I've played a couple miced 18" that were definitely alright, but totally reliant on the pa, they both had some black suede Evans batter. I actually have come to like the way the 14" floor tom sound starts to break up when I lay into it
 

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20 12 14 is a tidy sound for what you've described and I have used those sizes extensively but a 22 gives you a little more headroom . Minmum effort , larger effect .

If you're mic'd up properly , especially for bigger venues , then it comes down to how your personal touch connect with the band's dynamic parameter, set list etc .

My thinking is " better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it " .
 

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he said gretsch
sounds kinda empty
like something's missing..
toms maybe?
nah that's a good effort.
minimalist
4:34 it's repeating where's the vocals'
 

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I don't own a hard rock drum set sold the last one in 1997
geeze I hope I don't have to get one; I was told-guaranteed- I wouldn't need one.
again.
 

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If I have to I'll get something under $500 on craigslist. Something Brown. Something 90s. Something Stage Custom.
Yea.
 
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he said gretsch
sounds kinda empty
like something's missing..
toms maybe?
nah that's a good effort.
minimalist
4:34 it's repeating where's the vocals'
Thinking more in relation to does the size work than will
The gretsch work. If anything the gretsch would project more.
 

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Pdp make great sounding rock drums. They’re not expensive and in my experience better sound, easier tuning than lower end gretsch. Maybe you could afford a nice bop set and a pdp rock set. Best of both worlds. That’s my modes operandi. Use the tools that are right for the gig. Although a 20,12,14 gretsch is a great all around kit. If there is one that could do it, probably that. (Or a five ply Slingerland from the early 80’s. Lol)
 

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I don’t know they were 24s, interesting…
I actually had to amend that comment as he didn’t immediately get 24”s like I had always thought …
Chromey was 22s ……
But he did use 24s for a lengthy time …
 


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