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Old 12-23-2008, 01:51 AM
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Default Matt Helders

Cannot believe he did not have a mention before this.My favourite drummer at the minute unique,completly original,nice fills,powerful and i think he sets a good pace for the band

Favourite drum tracks

1.A certain romance
2.View from the afternoon
3.Balaclava
4.Old Yellow bricks
5. I'd bet you'd look good on the dancefloor

Any opinions about that.Also I think he uses a premier kit.Dont know about his cymbals.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:12 AM
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Default Re: Matt Helders Arctic Monkeys

My old girlfriend were crazy about these guys. I despise them.

Regardless, he's a good drummer
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: Matt Helders Arctic Monkeys

is it him that didnt play drums before he joined the band. i think his mates needed a drummer so he thought he'd give it a go. a year later he had a number one album.

either he practiced hard or im wrong.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:21 PM
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Default Re: Matt Helders Arctic Monkeys

Ye it was the only instrument left and at the start he didnt have a kit at home he had leave in his friends house and could only practice with the band.....
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: Matt Helders Arctic Monkeys

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Cannot believe he did not have a mention before this.My favourite drummer at the minute unique,completly original,nice fills,powerful and i think he sets a good pace for the band

Favourite drum tracks

1.A certain romance
2.View from the afternoon
3.Balaclava
4.Old Yellow bricks
5. I'd bet you'd look good on the dancefloor

Any opinions about that.Also I think he uses a premier kit.Dont know about his cymbals.
He used Zildjian, I think
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: Matt Helders

Lol, i just posted on a topic same as this.. :-DD

anyway, here is his equipment

Equipment


-Premier Gen-X Series: Arctic White 24"x18" Bass Drum 16"x16" Floor Tom 13"x8" Rack Tom Ludwig Vistalight 14"x4.5" Snare

-Pearl 2000 Series: X2 Snare Stand (one for Tom and one for snare)

-DW 9000 Hardware: Kick drum pedal- 9500 Hi Hat stand X2 9710 Straight Cymbal Stand

-Evans Drumheads: Snare Evans EC Coated, EC2 Clear Toms, EMAD2 Kick Drum

-Zildjian: 14" Avedis Mastersounds Hi-Hats 18" A Custom Fast Crash 20" A Series Crash Ride Gibson SG as bass drum
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Matt Helders

Gibson SG as bass drum, am i missing something?!
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:24 PM
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Ludwig Vistalight 14"x4.5" Snare

Which is this snare?

Where can I see it?
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: Matt Helders

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Originally Posted by Andrew08 View Post
Cannot believe he did not have a mention before this.My favourite drummer at the minute unique,completly original,nice fills,powerful and i think he sets a good pace for the band

Favourite drum tracks

1.A certain romance
2.View from the afternoon
3.Balaclava
4.Old Yellow bricks
5. I'd bet you'd look good on the dancefloor

Any opinions about that.Also I think he uses a premier kit.Dont know about his cymbals.
My band play all those songs haha! We don't really like Old Yellow Bricks though.

Here's some more EQ:

RCI with Premier Hardware (LUGS):
Solid White and Clear Spiral
24"x18" Bass Drum
16"x16" Floor Tom
13"x8" Rack Tom
Ludwig Vistalight 14"x4.5" Snare
Pearl Drums 2000 Series: X2 Snare Stand (one for Tom and one for snare)
Drum Workshop 9000 Hardware: Kick drum pedal- 9500 Hi Hat stand X2 9710 Straight Cymbal Stand
Evans Drumheads: Snare Evans EC Coated, EC2 Clear Toms, EMAD2 Kick Drum
Zildjian: 14" Avedis Mastersounds Hi-Hats 18" A Custom Fast Crash 20" A Series Crash Ride (He has used a lot of Cymbals, all Zildjian though. Zildjian K, Zildjians A Customs, A Series. etc A lot of them.)



Matt is my favorite drummer in the world. He's not the best but he's my favorite.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:59 PM
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Default Re: Matt Helders

A pic of his kit from the RCI website.

http://www.rcidrums.com/gallery/whit...ightbox-holder

I remember when they first put out this kit they had some stage pics with the kit back lit, and damn was it nice

And below is a vid of Helders on the kit in action with the rest of the band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4NqMezxqYU

And I'd have to agree with you Ced, very original drumming. At least a lot of other drummers in the similar genres aren't cookin' like Helders. I really like how he changed his sound on the new stuff as well (more tom oriented patterns). I was afraid it would've been another album full of blistering hi hat work, not that I don't like that.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:07 PM
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Its kool people know alot about this guy! Hes my fave drummer easily because i drum very much like him ha :).
jus few questions thoe, i always thort he had a 24" X 18" bass drum, but ive recently bin doing alot of research into his kit because im interested in gettin a series kit and other websites are telling me tht he has a 22" X 16" inch bass drum. I would just think there making it up and guesin but there solid websites which may have got the info from premier or him. Where did u lot find out about his bass drum being 24"?
Owhh and also everywhere ses that he has a 13" X 8" rack tom, but there not in the specs on the premier webpage, altho they have prbly made that for him sepcially, jus like his white kit because its actually white "sparkle" and they do not sell that.
Would alos be very nice if anyone new a dealer who could get me the sizes of series drums i would like?

Thanks guys
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: Matt Helders

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Ludwig Vistalight 14"x4.5" Snare

Which is this snare?

Where can I see it?
He now has a new snare, i think it looks like a cravoito (or how ever u spell it) not sure but he is rarly using his vista light now.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:27 AM
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Here's a pic of Matt's VINTAGE Ludwig 70's kit in Black Bowling Wrap. Apparently he used
it to record the new album but I'm not sure. He doesn't use this to gig though, not yet anyway.

(Pic taken from http://www.arcticmonkeysuk.com/)
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: Matt Helders

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Its kool people know alot about this guy! Hes my fave drummer easily because i drum very much like him ha :).
jus few questions thoe, i always thort he had a 24" X 18" bass drum, but ive recently bin doing alot of research into his kit because im interested in gettin a series kit and other websites are telling me tht he has a 22" X 16" inch bass drum. I would just think there making it up and guesin but there solid websites which may have got the info from premier or him. Where did u lot find out about his bass drum being 24"?
Owhh and also everywhere ses that he has a 13" X 8" rack tom, but there not in the specs on the premier webpage, altho they have prbly made that for him sepcially, jus like his white kit because its actually white "sparkle" and they do not sell that.
Would alos be very nice if anyone new a dealer who could get me the sizes of series drums i would like?

Thanks guys
he does not have a 24x18, his white premier series maple kit is a 22x16 bass drum, 13x8 rack tom, 16x16. ( http://www.premier-percussion.co.uk/...le.asp?id=4351 ) (on the old premier website) they do and have always made 13x8 toms. his white kit is "arctic white" not sparkle

his previous premier kit was a premier seires gen-x in champagne sparkle

go to the new premier site and browse, you'll be able to find the same/similar spec ( http://drumset.premier-percussion.co...series-elite-2 )

:)

btw everyone get a roc-n-soc throne!!, i've got a red one like matt, comfiest thing ever!!!!
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: Matt Helders

Hey guys,

I was just wondering about the specs on Matt's new snare drum. I am building a custom snare drum and want to achieve the same sound as he does, so I was wondering if anyone knows or can tell what bearing edges/snare bed his new maple 14x6.5" May have.
Or how I could I achieve the sound
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