There are some brushes that will put little freckles on cymbals. I forget which ones they were though. The Regal and Vic ones i have now don't do that though. Thank goodness.
Live Wires have worked quite well for me- funny that many drummers I've shown them to like them right away but hadn't heard of them.True and true. When I needed a little more from brushes, but not quite the midrange whack of plastic ones, I got the Vic Firth Live Wires. They have a tiny but effective ball at the end of each wire that really gives more bite.
Hmm, new slogan: Vic Firth Live Wires bite!
It’s the Remo Mondo snare drum. It looks like the only ones available are 12 inch drums, for some reason. Plus they have the Acousticon shell, which...no. But I like the idea.Didn’t Remo come out with a snare drum that had a hand-drum-type batter head, where the rim was lower than the level of the head?
I use natural hide heads, which really helps. If you’re not using hide heads, then you need to use coated heads, which produce enough friction to give you enough volume.How do Jazz drummers make the a soft scraping sound that can be heard over a band? When I do that, it isn't even audible over an acoustic guitar. Are they relying on a microphone and amplification for volume?