Just got off the phone with SW - they had hundreds of orders for those cymbals over the week. mentioned that they were well regarded here on DW... stock arriving in about 10-14 days. Mine actually slid to backorder.
Can we get a little love for Sweetwater? They call you to update you on your order. What a great store.
Saw them posted about earlier today on some FB group and thought, aw hell, how can I not? So, yeah, I pulled the trigger about an hour ago.Just got off the phone with SW - they had hundreds of orders for those cymbals over the week. mentioned that they were well regarded here on DW... stock arriving in about 10-14 days. Mine actually slid to backorder.
I've got a double braced yamaha stand that I must have had for about 20 years, and it still functions perfectly. great investment!
Please let us know how much you enjoy programming your new tool. I found it tedious and time consuming (for me) but once all the samples were loaded it’s very fun to use. I would also recommend a stereo DI box for the FOH and audio engineers in your life.
Direct boxes provide an interface that connects instruments and playback devices to pro audio devices such as PA systems, mixing consoles, or recording interfaces. They typically accept unbalanced high impedance signals and convert them to balanced, low impedance outputs that can be run for long...www.radialeng.com
Make sure they're legit, the last pair ( I play the same stick) I got from Amazon were knockoffs. They looked the part, but were lighter than the others I had and the tips shattered into dust in about a week and I am no hard hitter.
Re-evaluate for better, or worse?Just pulled the trigger on one of these new Pearl BD hoop mount cymbal holders. Have been meaning to put a ride cymbal mount on my Standards but I really didn't want to drill any more on that poor abused thing. This looks super solid and the toothless tilter was the deciding factor. I'll let you know how it goes. I've really had to re-evaluate my opinion of Pearl's hardware as of late. (also check out their new curved cymbal booms... weird huh?)
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For better. Back when I has starting out (the late 80s, when dinosaurs and Jeff Porcaro walked the earth), I bought a lot of Pearl gear because it was the best stuff on the market. Then about ten years ago I entered into a period of unimpressed. On almost any Pearl stand I touched, nothing would stay where it was set - cymbal and snare stands would freely rotate in their tubes regardless of how much you tightened them. That has passed and now I own several pieces of Pearl hardware again.Re-evaluate for better, or worse?