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Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby awesomeAustin » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:23 pm

I'm gonna be buying a second ride cymbal for my new metal project, and I want some interesting music where the drummer uses 2 ride cymbals.

I know of:
Gene Hoglan (Death, Stapping Young Lad)
George Kollias (Nile)
Frederick Anderson (Amon Amarth)
David Grey (Akercocke)

Anyone else?
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby metldrummer2112 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:18 pm

Richard Christy, also of Death
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby break the prism » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:51 pm

Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks) actually uses three rides, I believe.

I like to have a full combination have a 20" Zildjian K dark ride set up as my main ride, and a 20" Zildjian A riveted ride for an alternate. I switch pretty regularly between them, and I've got to admit that I sometimes prefer the sizzle sound. It's great to have a variety of sounds, IMO.
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby audiotech » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:20 am

Because of all the different genres of music I play, I own actually 9 rides. I use a double ride on three of my kits and a single ride on the fourth. The other two rides are for switch ability. Hey, I've been in this for quite a while, lol.

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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby metldrummer2112 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:37 pm

I'd be willing to bet that Samus of Abigail Williams uses 2 rides. Peter Wildoer of Darkane uses a ride and then a bell as a secondary ride, using the same fundamentals as 2 rides. And if I remember right, Sean Rienert of Cynic uses 2 rides. Out of everyone listed on the page, I'd recommend you listen to Cynic. Sean Reinert fuses jazz and metal together so incredibly well
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby jaundiced » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:17 pm

John Longstreth of Origin and Dim Mak (among several others..) would be a good listen. Also check Kollias' other project, Sickening Horror
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby Alan_ » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:43 pm

jaundiced wrote:John Longstreth


I was thinking that dude used two rides.

I certainly have a hard enough time telling which hand he's gonna be leading with at any given moment.
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby Drumosaurus » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:29 pm

tim yeung uses 2 rides as well.
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby drummerduba » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:34 pm

Jason Bitter from Shadows Fall uses 2 Rides in his setup

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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby Alan_ » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:45 pm

many, MANY jazz drummers use 2 rides (one on left, one on right), and no dedicated crash cymbal. They just shoulder crash the ride when they want a crash.
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby Brother_Bong » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:23 pm

Hey, I use 2 rides too! One right next to the other.
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby Asdex » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:43 am

Yup, lots of Jazz drummers uses 2 rides, just say Buddy Rich. I also use 2 rides. :mrgreen:
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby Alan_ » Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:36 am

nope, not buddy. he only used one, with two crash cymbals to round it out.
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby Asdex » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:00 am

Really? My bad then. If I can know, what are his set up? Those crashes looks pretty large, and if I'm not wrong, he rides on them too pretty frequently.
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Re: Drummers that use 2 ride cymbals

Postby tero » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:35 am

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