I was already blown away by the look, now after hearing them I am speechless! great playing too btw.
Thanks Steady pocket & Madidus. As for choking, these drums do lead you to believe they're choking if you hit them really hard. I suppose, to a degree, they are, but that's more of a playing adjustment thing than anything else. Any drum, no matter how open, reaches a choke point at some stage. No matter how much harder you hit it, there's no useful increase in volume. The slightly confusing thing (at first) about these drums is they produce so much volume for so little input. So you feel you've reached a choke point quite early on the physical dynamic scale, but you're actually producing a big volume compared to effort.Andy
anything I could say about the tone, the sensitivity has been said, so I'll just say WOW!!
Give yourself and the Guru Drums guy a big pat on the shoulder.
Out of interest, how do the toms respond to heavy hitting (I'm thinking of the thread about Wac'd drums 'choke resistance').
Keen eyes there Chaos! Actually, the whole drum is moving in the suspension chassis, & like everything in life, that brings about compromise. Because the drum moves a little, you do lose a tiny amount of ultimate attack if you really slam the beater with full force, but the payoff in terms of tone is huge. Given that most players will never want to jump on the pedal, that's a price worth paying imo.EDIT: After watching the video for a second time (I've been listening to that .wav file, I just noticed when you hit the bass drum not only does the resonant head move but it looks like the ENTIRE HOOP moves and pulls back... I'm assuming this is part of the free floating-esque design, but I couldn't help but point it out for anyone else who missed it on a first watch like I did.
Why thank you Steve. I'm glad you can really hear the different character of these drums. Of course, not for everyone, but a drum designed to please every player would be so boring, wouldn't it? Designed by committee = yuk!!Lots of drum builders promise their drums sound like no other or look like no other but your drums deliver.Great tone and a musicality that is a game changer.Back in the mid 70's an early 80's,Tama ,Yamaha and Pearl changed the game and left everyone else in the dust.I think you just did the same thing.I remember you posting a few months ago that these drums were something special.That is an understatement. I could make a Baseball anology here but instead....Its like scoring a goal in the last second of the World Cup Final,tie score nil,nil,down to 10 men a header into the box on a corner kick.Good on ya mate,and as my British bretheren say...."crack on"Good luck
and still...gotta say, these are about the best sounding drums I've ever heard ...and KIS ... loved the demo video ... you got in there ... right to the point ... great groove .... kinda a Jeff Porcaro vibe, I thought ... short and sweet ....