How do you like your BC in bop sizes? I have the BC in more "fusion sizes" of 20x15, 12x10 and 14x12 hanging FT, and I love the kit. But I have been wondering about the other BCs out there.Had a gig last night with a really great singer and pianist. Was happy to be playing with them because it's always a blast - they are both excellent musicians - but also because 2020 has been pretty slow so far!
Yamaha Beech Custom bop kit (18x12, 12x8, 14x14), Yamaha seamless copper 14x5 snare, Sabian Monarch 14" hats, 18" Evolution crash, Diril 21" Eleven ride, Istanbul Mehmet 21" Legend Dark Ride. Killer setup for lower-volume stuff.
Love it. I'm never the best at describing drum tones but it makes me happy every time I play it. It's not quite as high as typical bop-tuning range as I tend to play a bunch of different styles on it (it's my usual kit for my semi-regular church gig) but it still sounds nice and full. The floor tom especially is impressive but there's really no bad drum in the set. Still not sure I love the mustard yellow colour - I might get them wrapped or refinished one day - but they really do sound great.How do you like your BC in bop sizes? I have the BC in more "fusion sizes" of 20x15, 12x10 and 14x12 hanging FT, and I love the kit. But I have been wondering about the other BCs out there.
I’m curious what was done to those hats and the result in the sound.
He lathed some weight off both cymbals which were originally 970 and 1129. I was aiming to get them closer to 820 and 960 like a pair that he'd lathed down for Tom Killian that sounded great. They were fairly trashy to begin with and retained that, but are a little more crashable and versatile for playing low volumes.I’m curious what was done to those hats and the result in the sound.
I know some of us here are "younger drummers", but elementary school?Did a gig at the local library this past Saturday. Pulled out a 1966 Slingy 12/14/18 (real bass!) with a Neil Peart tribute snare (a Slingy mahogany from 1959) I sticker bombed as a nod to the Professor.....the entire kit sounded awesome! Coated ambs on top, Aquarian modern vintage on bottoms, coated amb. bass reso and super kick II batter, snare had modern vintage top and Amb. snare side. Nice deep thud, vintage warm toms and tight poppy snare!
I also got to sit in on a few other bands for a blues jam and funk jam, too......
during band intros, I got the biggest ovation which is awful - I don't want any credit for teaching the kids, and more importantly, I don't want any of their spotlight.......so that was uncomfortable for me. But a great gig overall!
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Hey, Old Man Elvis, he said adoringly, it's my 11 y.o.'s band. All of us volunteer teachers are old dudes (the head one is a dudette!). My day job funds the boy's guitar rig, among other things, and his Father's extensive percussion collection!I know some of us here are "younger drummers", but elementary school?
Dang dude! Either your parents REALLY love you, or that paper route is paying off!
….where's my shawl and my walker! ( )