Yes they did, they evolved with thier instrument. What I find is certain drums/cymbals as well can provoke or entice a fresh angle of creativity and approach. Black and white is fine but why not broaden your horizons and add additional color to your pallet?Don't see why it's relevant, if they became famous playing smaller kits. You shouted "None of those drummers played "big" kits!" and I called you for it since it's not true. Almost all of them played big kit.
errr because 'one is not famous yet?...or ever....?
what do they say? the Ends gotta justify the means?..lol
I'm not totally against self- flagellation tho..buy that new snare! for the 25th time go ahead..
What's it called "an A K'er".. Or the 80lb bronze.
Some of these are getting a little "ahead of one's ski's".
being pulled down the slope. I'm old fashioned.
when it comes to historic drums.
Stuck in 1972 equipment wise. By 72 all was said and done in rock or jass I'm not Greg Hutchinson (he is not me) So he get's the newest Sakaies" Why would I buy one. And skip the step of earning it. When the Gretsch, Ludwig, Slingerland et al, of say 1968-70 is sufficient means .
on top of all that, the guy ar DCNH says
"the 80 Tama beats them all".
All that tells me is 1968 must have been a very good year.
I don't need "snare 2020". (lol)
A Love Supreme or Santana II..was fine.
I have less money ^ (but more sweat) in those drums..
I've had a Gretsch COB for 43 years. I know exactly what a good Brass is.
I don't need to go above that level to Bell Brass.
Nothing about me needs it.
But you can I don't care ...I'm just jagging ya ll.
I like what Elvin and Philly Joe and early Mike Shrieve and Bobby Columby played.
Technically any drums beyond that do not improve an aspect of "playing". Playing ability is what I concern myself with.
And the drums I mention handle that.
Buy what you want. I'm from a different age. Where's it's the drummer way more so than the drum.
If you want to throw down some Ed Blackwell with me bring your drums and set em up over there..
Special drums were around and common. To go to extremely special isn't necessary toward improving playing.
So yeah I got Brass. I have enough Brass. No no Bell Brass. I've Plenty enough about perfect for me.
I'm just jagging the concept you gotta keep buying stuff. The hamster wheel of constant buying in place of expanding one's playing is a no-go zone. Jon Christensen,Marty Morrell, Michael Carvin, all the great drummers, more important to me.
I don't feel that any gear makes me play better, but some gear definitely makes me sound better.If any of those drums make you play better go for it.
Here again, first it’s:There's a certain level of professional gear. Beyond that develop your playing vocabulary.
Too many drummers are stuck in early 70s rock beats- no matter how 'exquisite' their drums. pretty sad.
those beats on that video were all 1974 or earlier. What progess none.
Yes. thats me and my band in 1973..playing "crossroads" but lets move on..Besides, that’s not you playing, is it?
I meant the Max Roach you posted initially. But now that you’ve demonstrated your skills from the absolute peak years of your technical ability, we all know exactly how valuable your input is on both heavy bronze drums and jazz artistry.Yes. thats me and my band in 1973..