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Old 03-29-2015, 11:03 PM
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Default Low tuning inspiration - Carter Mclean

Member KamaK turned me on to this guy. Check out this great playing and great low tuning on this recording. Combined with the song, I swear I could just float on this drum sound.

I asked Carter what he was using for heads and he said he's got Remo PS4's on the tom batters with diplomats on the bottoms. His snare has a super muffler of some sort. This is probably the extreme other end of the spectrum when we're listening to drum covers, but I thought I'd share this with everybody.

I'm installing new heads on my classic maples today - I'm going for this sound first. I've the done the "high and tight" thing, time to spend some time in the other side of the pool ;)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1XJNBvIpWY
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:42 AM
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Default Re: Low tuning inspiration - Carter Mclean

I don't know what it is about the guy, but I really dig his work. If you look at his other videos, his parts are tasteful, simple, well played, and with good technique. Everything is so clean that it's easy for a hobbyist like me to figure out and attempt to replicate what he's doing. Seeing him play has inspired me to change how I play, my grip, my fill choices, etc.

It's also a wonderful contrast to a lot of highly-technical superhuman virtuosos that populate youtube these days.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:53 AM
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It's also a wonderful contrast to a lot of highly-technical superhuman virtuosos that populate youtube these days.
I agree. There's too much of that stuff on the internets these days. I suppose I could categorize myself as one of those "look at me" players, but lately, I just want to sit behind the band and make it groove. If nobody sees me, I can live with that. It's refreshing.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:04 AM
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Default Re: Low tuning inspiration - Carter Mclean

Hah, that's funny. I've watched his video demo'ing the Keropes many times (I should just suck it up and buy some, but holy hell they are so expensive) but I never bothered to check his other videos. Thanks for the tip.

I agree, he's one of the most tasteful drummers I've heard. He's clearly very good at supporting the song and doesn't overplay. Definitely one of my new role models.
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: Low tuning inspiration - Carter Mclean

Very smooth with great groove and feel. I love the punchy low tones of the toms.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: Low tuning inspiration - Carter Mclean

He's a really lovely player. Chooses great sounds.
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:52 AM
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Default Re: Low tuning inspiration - Carter Mclean

Glad to see Carter getting some recognition. I stumbled across his videos through the Dunnett Facebook page. I really enjoy his drum demos. Such a great way to actually hear what the drums (and cymbals) sound like in the context of a very tasteful groove. One of the few drum videos that actually make me want to go out and buy more drums.

Carter, keep the demos coming!
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:05 AM
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Glad to see Carter getting some recognition. I stumbled across his videos through the Dunnett Facebook page. I really enjoy his drum demos. Such a great way to actually hear what the drums (and cymbals) sound like in the context of a very tasteful groove. One of the few drum videos that actually make me want to go out and buy more drums.

Carter, keep the demos coming!
I faced the same dilemma as well. Greg Mendoza showed me the George Way drums at NAMM and I was sold then. I see Carter playing those drums and now they're a must have.

Luckily, I came to my senses, did some experimenting with my Ludwigs, and it's nice to know I'm capable of getting low tones. But those George Way drums are totally worth it.
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