Originally Posted by GNRFAN
Here is Get This from last month with Joey using triggers -
You can certainly tell the difference in his bass drum sound!
I reacon he has finally switched over to using them just for the consistency in the kicks and to replicate the kick sound on the albums, there is no reason that any big name metal or rock drummer shouldn't be using triggers now. The benefits are huge.
There is a good reason. I have a bass drum that sounds lovely, and it cost me a lot of money. Why would I want to replace that sound that I've spent good time and money getting with a trigger when I can be just as consistent at these speeds? Fair enough if you're pushing 240bpm+, even though Derek Roddy can hit speeds like that with no triggers, but he's a bit of an exception. Anyhow, Joey's only hitting 210bpm or so, and he can do it without the triggers. Why bother? Yeah, it takes a bit less time out of setting up, but at the end of the day it's just laziness IMO.
And I watched the video, the kicks stick out far too much, which is another thing I hate about triggers. You have to get the mix right, and this mix isn't.
This is all just a matter of opinion though, so there you are.