CW do you keep the Tama as your Hard Rock set? : D
Wait whats the 5th set there looks like Yamaha
That's the thing a lot of people missed, I think. 80's Superstar and Yamaha recording aren't much different in sound. The better deal for the $ then is Tama, to get that sound.But they were so similar in size and tone that I sold that one about a year ago. It was the 5th one left at that time. Hated to see it go too.
You decided to downsize , maybe you decided to get a tiny house .
You absolutely only have room for one drum set which kit are you going to keep ?
So, what’s unique about the Horizon line compared to other N&C lines?Right now ... this one.
Noble & Cooley Horizon
I had them build this one for me a few years ago for a film.
I have since really taken to it ... took some time to warm up to it, but I'm there.
It has a nice warmth ... very woody ... and an unbelievable presence.
It plays like an old vintage kit ... but with a more rounded and upfront tone.
There's a few more kits here, but this one is getting the most record time.
Surprising when considering the other kits available.
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So, what’s unique about the Horizon line compared to other N&C lines?
Horizontal grain I presume. If I understand correctly, Jeff Kirsch seems critical of horizontal grain in the bearing edges in terms of longevity.Honestly, not entirely sure.
They utilize African Mahogany on the inside of the Maple shells.
The shell ply layup is “Horizontal” … hence the Horizon name.
I guess that has some play into the deep warm and present tones.
I have them setup next to a Mapex Orion kit and they are two VERY different playing kits.
The Horizon has kept me from pulling the trigger on quite a few vintage kits.
I just can’t justify having kits that sound similar.
That‘s why I’m currently selling/trading some kits.