03-14-2009, 01:51 PM
President of the Universe
Formerly known as mightysmurf
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Highlands Ranch
Originally Posted by MightySmurf
I'm reviving this thing because I need some drummer advice.
But a few things: Joey Jordison is the third most overrated drummer out there next to Travis Barker and Lars Ulrich - none of whom are actually that good. They're great showmen, and some people take that into account, but I don't.
I read someone on here say Jimmy Chamberlain from the Smashing Pumpkins ... his solo on the Pumpkins song 'Starz' is pretty awesome.
I'm coming home and I need to upgrade my drumset. I was listening to some of the tones on Zildjian.com and I'd like to build my crash sound around my 17" Zildjian Projection Crash ... right now my secondary crash is an 18" A Zildjian Medium Thin which I probably can't work in. The 17" has some weird overtones that I'm trying to match with a lower pitch, but the 19" Custom Projection has too much of a high end. In terms of pitch, I think the best matches are the 20" Custom Projection Crash (which would not have too much sustain) and the 18" or 19" Custom Projection Crash (which might have too much sustain).
My question, what would be the best, versatile, compliment as a secondray to my 17" Custom Projection Crash? I want to match the sustain has best as I can and have the secondary crash close to one octave lower than the primary.
Next is the heads.
I haven’t played my kit since I left Colorado, but I’m moving back…. They’re tuned pretty low, and the batters might have too much damage to salvage. Right now my kit has Remo Emperors over Remo Ambassadors, and I’m going for more sustain ... I’d like to switch to Ambassador over Ambassadors. Will my old resonants work as batters, or will they be too stretched out? –
My current setup:
Pearl Masters MRX, 6-Ply Maple shells, lacquer finish
Tom: 8x10 (Emperor over Ambassador, clear)
Tom: 10x12 (Same)
Tome: 12x14 (Same)
Snare: 5.5x14 Snare (Coated Ambassador over Hazy SS Ambassador)
Snare: 2.5x13 steel Peace piccolo snare (Coated Pinstripe over clear Evans G1) – a cheap piece of crap, but it works for what I use it for.
Bass: 18x20 (Clear Powerstroke 4, over factory head, I think an Ebony Powerstroke 3)
14” A New Beat high hats
10” A extra fast splash
17” A Custom projection crash
18” A Medium thin crash – this is the one I’m replacing with either an 18” or 19” projection crash or 20” crash
20” A ping ride
18” fx oriental China trash - high