Originally Posted by 8Mile
Good point. All that talk about pre-EQd birch shells, back when I was younger, that was the sound I craved. But if his new drums sound the same, it's obviously the sound he wants.
Yes, that was the sound I craved back then too. But Vinnie's current drums don't sound like that at all. And I have a feeling his Gretsch kits never sounded as bad as his current setup.
Birch Yamahas and Maple Gretsches have lots of bright attack and resonance too, in spades.
His cymbals did sound amazing though. That Paiste silvery, 'never harsh' shimmer...just beautful - almost edible. I have a set of 602 modern essentials now.