Hearing great sounding drums in unexpected places?

goodcat1337

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This thread might not go anywhere, but I figured I'd throw this out there anyway.

My 2 year old has had an obsession with watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and it's usually just background noise for me. However, the other day I was paying attention while the main theme song was playing. And I realized the drums in that song sounded absolutely awesome. I did a little research and found out the theme song was done by They Might Be Giants, but I just couldn't get over how good the toms sounded lol.

Anyone else have any examples of being surprised at how good a set of drums sounded when you weren't expecting it? Or heck, even terrible sounding drums when you weren't expecting it.
 

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Not a drum, but a cymbal.

Attended a high school jazz band concert years ago. I usually go in with moderate to low expectations as far as sound goes knowing that the drummers are playing on the cheapest things their parents can afford - you know the heads that came with the kit, cheap B8 cymbals, etc. I was really amazed at the ride cymbal sound that was coming from the drummer. It sounded really good and worked with the band really well.

Naturally I was curious to find out what it was he was playing on.




It was a Sabian B8. :icon_lol:
 

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I was walking in a downtown area & could faintly hear a band playing a Zep song in the distance. In spite of barely being able to hear them, the snare drum sounded fantastic. I therefore walked quite some distance & finally located them on another street playing outdoors. Snare still stood out for its exceptional sound when I got close. It was an unmic’d Singerland Gene Krupa COB 6.5x14. I bought one afterward :)
 


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