I would agree. I can think of exceptions of course, like Vinnie Paul from Pantera. His tom sound is instantly recognizable and it just wouldn't be Pantera without it.
I think cymbals do matter, otherwise we’d all play the same tin. There wouldn’t be a million different models offered by a few dozen brands.I agree about the drums, cymbals maybe, maybe not.
I wasn't trying to say they don't matter. I mean it's not the cymbal, it's what the player does with it. That's why I'm on the fence. The sound the cymbal makes is for sure important to the individual, but that's it's sound and can't be changed. It's the drummer that makes the cymbal truly special.I think cymbals do matter, otherwise we’d all play the same tin. There wouldn’t be a million different models offered by a few dozen brands.
Example: How difficult is it to find the ride cymbal that best suits you personally? The one that makes you melt inside and helps you keep on playing.
Yes, personal preferences and styles change, and when they do the hunt for the perfect pie begins anew.
No, just my ride cymbal.Do you feel your "sound" comes from primarily your snare and cymbals?