Is that an Artstar ES? I have the same snare but with the regular hoops. It's surprisingly sensitive given its looks. Kind of like seeing Mike Tyson doing high level ballet dancing - great snare!
Awesome, would love to see pics! I’ve seen them advertised as Artstars but I bought mine in 96’ and it was sold to me as a “brass power metal”...you’re absolutely spot on, for such a monster it can still cut it for more sensitive work!! I swapped out the hoop on mine because I love DC hoops on the batter side and I’m a Copeland freak so happily leave TF hoops on the reso.Is that an Artstar ES? I have the same snare but with the regular hoops. It's surprisingly sensitive given its looks. Kind of like seeing Mike Tyson doing high level ballet dancing - great snare!
Cant be beat for making a lot of noise...I like to be heard and its good for the band, keeps everything tight. I like my Yammie hardware too...top notch.If I didn't have Yamaha pedals, I would probably play those. They're on my "must try" list.
Not quite as old, but my first good hi-hats were 13" New Beats. Chose them on account of this forum. Still have them, too!
Probably the current ride, a Zildjian Dark Complex 21". I'm a Zildjian player, but am secretly coveting a Sabian O-Zone to be honest.I like those O-Zone crashes too. I like effects cymbals in general. I can see why you'd make that choice.
Hard to argue that. If pressed, what would be your second choice?