Originally Posted by SticksEasy
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.