Doesn’t he use triggers anyway? I thought I read that.I have feeling these artist configurations are more of a promo showing what you can do with sq2 config. I guess we never know what wich artist is playing when and what do they like. Maybe Danny is even beating thick shell floor toms
Shane has said that SQ2 birch drums are the best for most rooms because the sound doesn’t get as warped by room dynamics as the maple shells do. Just FWIW.Then there's this video by Shane at DCP that suggests just about the opposite of what Artstar suggests. LOL. Bottom line is you're going to have to figure out for yourself what works for you.
I think the 20x14 will be fine 90% of the time. If you were thinking of getting two bass drums for different settings, I would say get 18x14 and 22x14, or 20x14 and 24x16.could i need two different size kicks for different applications. Smaller for all around gigging and bigger drum for bigger sound/feel. Example 20x14 and 22x17.
Thanks for tip. I thought about it before.I think the 20x14 will be fine 90% of the time. If you were thinking of getting two bass drums for different settings, I would say get 18x14 and 22x14, or 20x14 and 24x16.
Maple medium toms sound very nice.I would not recommend getting Heavy shells unless you only plan to play hard rock. You have to hit heavy shells harder to get them to sing. Granted their Heavy Beech toms do sound amazing, but only when played loudly. They lack tone when played softer. So, if you plan to play soft or moderate volumes, you'll want Medium, Thin or Vintage.
Also, if you want a satisfying boom from your bass drum, get a Medium shell for the kick. Heavy kicks sound too high pitched and lack oomph.
To me, Sonor's Maple shells sound the best. There's something special about their Maple shells, they sound articulate like Birch, except they also have the warmth and richness of Maple. I particularly like their Medium and Vintage shells, although I'm sure Thin would sound good too.
Here's a demo of a Maple with Medium shells.
Maple Vintage shells.