Those 16 inch (and more) hi-hats to me also completely make no sense..
I love this!!! Every drummer on Earth playing a Craviotto would certainly make the world sound better. I'm way over singers who have their own drum on stage that they hit on 1 and 3 every once in a while. A certain cymbal company that doesn't own a foundry or any physical property at all. I won't name names (Dream Cymbals). Who outsources their cymbals from China and has millions of fifteen year old "endorsers". Also these same fifteen year olds calling themselves "endorsed by" said cymbal company. And nobody should be getting their panties in a wad here. I play big drums set up very flat with huge cymbals also set up flat. They are very expensive ply drums with two ply batter heads and yet I'm not insulted. I do not however have 16" hi-hats, because that would be stupid. Have a little fun!Multi-ply drums. They are the McDonald’s of the drum world. They’re everywhere, boring, and uninspiring.
We’ve got lighter kits (Oriollo aluminum), moisture-proof and tougher kits (Jenkins-Martin fiberglass), and single-ply kits (N&C, Craviotto, etc.), and even a few hollow-log kits (although those are not practical for gigging out). All of those sound as good as multi-ply, and most of them sound better. And the aluminum and fiberglass kits could easily be (especially aluminum) produced cheaper than multi-ply kits if it were done on a larger scale.
Oooh this is a good one. These usually exploitative, hollow endorsement deals are really a blight indeed.Who outsources their cymbals from China and has millions of fifteen year old "endorsers". Also these same fifteen year olds calling themselves "endorsed by" said cymbal company.
There was an interview with Anika Niles where she said she tilted hers away, because the way she hit them, they needed to be tilted in that direction to sound right. Well before it became hip, I used to do that with my Wuhan, because it gave it longer sustain if I could hit it in the right spot. If not, it was super short, which was kinda cool too.True! And now we have drummers tilting them far away.
well then... that counts out Bo, myself, and several of the the others.Really tall bass drums, with the rack tom mounted way off the the left.
I like the rack tom to be almost above the bass pedal, certainly near the centre of the drum, not away to the left where my crash cymbal should be.
If I angle my body to the left to reach the rack tom, then the floor tom sits behind me. Annoying.
I think you're missing the point slightly here. I think what annoys a lot of posters in this thread is that many drummers follow a trend not because it suits them, but just because the other cool drummers are doing this and so they too want to be cool without thinking for themselves.For me, I find nothing evil or stupid or whatever. I see ingenuity, originality. The drummer is an individual. I don't have to play like you, or set my kit up like Neil or have my toms centered just right.
My point is, why do you care about how and what others are playing? Like my Buddy Rich quote in my sig, I learn from ALL drummers man. I may not like it, but I'll learn from it. Maybe how to do something a little different that fits me and my style.
I saw someone here who posted a vid. And he was playing traditional with his right hand. Which, in all honestly isn't traditional at all. I'm a righty, I used to do this ALL the time when I first started playing and learning. Simply because, it came naturally to me. But I was ridiculed in school by teachers and more accomplished drummers. I was going to ask the guy if anyone here gave him crap because of his stick style.
People told Jimi he could NOT turn that guitar upside down and play it. It'll never work.. . . . . .boy, were they wrong.
Hell, if I want to angle my cymbals just to the right by 3.5876 degrees, I will. This thread is silly.
The sound is definitely better, you can really hear the voice of the wood, and the note is shorter too, which is good for recording. They’re just not practical for gigging, though. Way too responsive to humidity, prone to warping and cracking and shrinking if they go through extreme humidity changes.That doesn't make them better.