Originally Posted by dlester
It's time to replace some 1970's Avedis Zildjians, which has been holding up best/longest for you, the 19" mediums or the 18" projections? I hit 'em hard too, so it would be great to get some input from a cymbal punisher. LOL
Like Steve said, the band is faced with a tough touring schedule right now. I know Steve misses spending more time here... and I know he will, when the tour is over in April..... hell I dont get get to chat with him much anymore!!! LOL
As far as the Cymbal question..... the 19in Z medium seems to take the biggest beating b/c of the location on the kit and amount of use. But the 18" projection is a close second. I would say... it's a wash....I would say that he breaks 1 of those 2 cymbals every 2-3 shows the others seem to last a bit longer. And the Hi-Hat takes a bad beating as well. Steve always has an extra top hi-hat (which is really a bottom) in a clutch and ready to drop on.
Tommy crushs all of his gear... the cowbell I have is completely wasted. Steve will have Tommy hit one side for a show or two, then flip it over and use the other side. It is almost crushed closed before he takes it out of the line-up. The Ahead sticks can also deliver quite a beating....
Let's all hope Steve and T finish up strong on the tour.... here are the remaining dates.... if you are near by.... GO HEAR THAT DRUMSET! Tommy, Motley and Steve, will not let you down!!!
3/13/2006 Roanoke VA , United States Civic Center
3/15/2006 Atlanta GA , United States Philips Arena
3/20/2006 Mexico City , MX Palacio De Los Deportes
3/22/2006 Monterrey , MX Arena Monterrey
3/24/2006 Houston TX , United States Toyota Center
3/25/2006 Jackson MS , United States Coliseum
3/26/2006 Baton Rouge LA , United States Baton Rouge River Center
3/28/2006 Huntsville AL , United States Von Braun Arena
3/30/2006 Tulsa OK , United States OK Convention Center
3/31/2006 Lincoln NE , United States Pershing Auditorium
4/1/2006 Sioux Falls SD , United States Sioux Falls Arena
4/3/2006 Winnipeg , Canada MTS Centre
4/4/2006 Saskatoon AB , Canada Credit Union
4/5/2006 Red Deer AB , Canada Enmax Centrium
4/7/2006 Prince George SK , Canada Prince George CN Ctr
4/8/2006 Kelowna BC , Canada Prospera Place
4/9/2006 Victoria BC , Canada Save-On Foods Center
4/11/2006 Red Deer , Canada Enmax Centre
4/12/2006 Lethbridge , Canada Enmax Centre
4/13/2006 Regina , Canada Brandt Centre
PS--- Steve convinced me to try the HART Pro Trigger pads.................. WOW..... If any of you are using Roland V-Drums or Pintech.... go try the Harts.... WAY BETTER!!!