Re: Neil Peart
Yeah, he's totally pimping the whole 23" bass drum thing, and the vertical grain shells.
I thought it was a little silly, that two-page ad in MD about the 23" bass. My first thought was, "is it really, seriously, honestly...any better than a 22"?". The ad was so dramatic...like Neil found the 23" kick to be so dramatically different that he absolutely had to have it. Of course, more obvious is, DW is just having him push it in their marketing...but it just seems silly to me.
My DW floor toms had vertical grain plies and honestly, there was no audible difference between that and my drums that didn't.