Don't let Meg White see this commentSorry if this offends anyone, but I regard the modern "bash riding" as a trend that originated from trying to cover up poor playing. Why would anyone do something that sounds like a loud crash on every beat? Yeah, I'm an old guy, but that just doesn't strike me as music, just noise. REALLY don't mean to offend, and I'm ready to be enlightened, but...that's how I feel in my initial reaction to the question. So...I'm keeping all my (on the pinky side) rides. Love 'em.
All of mine are Superstars. Piano black lacquer. I put the metal Swingstar hoops on the bass drums. I dont like wood hoops.Those Imperialstars look like my brother's Imperialstars of the early '80s. He has two of every size, including the X-tras, Concert toms, Gongs and Octobans. All in Black. The 26-inch bass drums are killer. More than half of them are still in their boxes! And he's a saxophonist!!
I don't like wooden bass hoops either. I replaced them on my Yamaha Maple Custom Absolutes in Plum Stain. I used a pair of Tama Imperialstar hoops just like yours. You must have lived in dusty Arizona too. I even converted a Tama Imperialstar into a deep snare. Makes a Ludwig Coliseum snare sound mute.
I have some weird eyesight problems to. My eyes are constantly jittering and that explains why my vision seems weird at times. And I also have cataracts but not cadillacs. I'd be a rich Mongo if I had cadillacs in my eyes. "cadillacs in your eyes" ? I think I just thought up lyrics for a new song. The black lacquer on my old 1980's superstars is as pretty as the day I bought them. I had an almost identical set of black wrap Imperialstars for about a year before I got the superstars. I liked the sound of the supes better.Excuse my aged eyesight, I suffer from cerebral cataracts, sorry. Killer set! Lacquer finishes are great!
Yeah. See, that was what I was TRYING to say in my earlier post. Thank you!The ride cymbals today is not forgotten...just the kids dont know how to use it properly! They think its a crash to keep loud! They don't understand the finisse it brings to your playing!