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Old 08-24-2012, 11:36 PM
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Default Re: Drummers Using 1 Crash

Originally Posted by SticksEasy View Post
It was actually pretty common around the days of Watts and Starr to use one crash.

Look up The Ventures playing wipeout. Their drummer just use a thin ride cymbal that he also crashed on.
Mel Taylor was the drummer who pushed me over the edge to really go with one or two cymbals.
I saw Mel on a clip and he rocked the kit so much, and just that one cymbal. That was the point when I said it doesn't matter how much stuff I use.

Cindy Blackman with Lenny Kravitz only used 2 cymbals, and I really dug that set up a lot.
I finally got brave enough to actually do it!
Patrick Keeler runs only 2 cymbals with his Greenhornes band a lot too.

Cool pic of Nick Knox.
My band Artificial Agent here:
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