Which drummer has the best sounding drums?

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Post Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:55 pm

I think the best sound I've ever heard out of recorded drums would be Steve Jocz's of Sum 41. Great compression and great tone. But the best live sound I'd say Adler has it.
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Post Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:34 am

Vinnie Colliuta on Ten Sumoners Tales by Sting
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Post Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:05 am

Danny Carey from Tool
Carter Beauford from Dave Matthews Band
Neil Peart from Rush
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Post Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:47 am

Chad Sexton - 311 "Transistor"

Sammy J Watson - Apex Theory "Topsy Turvy"

Abe Cunningham - Deftones "Around The Fur"

Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters "Colour and The Shape"

Tre Cool - Green Day "Insomniac"

Lars Ulrich - Metallica "Black Album"

Vinnie Paul - Everything Pantera Has Ever Done!

Dave Buckner - Papa Roach "Infest"

Also: I feel like it doesn't matter whether or not the drum sounds on an album are triggered or not. If they sound good, they sound good. Obviously, acoustic, untriggered drum sounds are ideal, but c'mon... Unless you're signed to a major label and have a ridiculous budget, that's not gonna happen.
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Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:04 am

Travis Barker on Blink 182 self tilted album. I love it. I wish my kit would sound like that.
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Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:00 pm

nick mason-darkside of the moon
stewart copeland-any album
i could think of more but those are my favorites
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Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:11 pm

Neil Peart - ROCK
Dave Weckl - Jazz
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Post Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:15 pm

AMTJake wrote:Just so you know, any album that has been recorded in the last 10 years is probably triggered. So what you hear is a mix between the actual drum and the trigger. Very few albums have natural drums anymore.

And THAT ladies and gentlemen is not true at all.

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Post Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:25 am

I think the best recorded sound of drums is on RUSH Moving Pictures. There is clarity of all parts of the kit. The mix within the songs is clear and you can feel the depth of the drums. Neil using the butt end of his sticks back then did help.

I have some double butt end sticks and they make my drums sound great but it's just too plain loud for the gigs I'm doing. I only use them if we play outside.
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Post Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:27 am

Denny Carmassi on the Coverdale/Page cd.

Joey Kramer on Aerosmiths, "Get a grip"

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Post Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:31 am

littledrummerboy wrote:Vinnie Colliuta on Ten Sumoners Tales by Sting
the most amazing snare on earth !!! :D

That's a great record. Seven days is great. He flows in that 5 time so fluidly. It's like Bruford used to be with King Crimson, like on the song Three of a Perfect pair. I saw Pat Matsoloto (?spelling) with Crimson opening for Tool and he plays that stuff proficiently but it's more mechanical. Bruford just flows through that stuff.
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Post Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:04 pm

racefan33 wrote: I saw Pat Matsoloto (?spelling) with Crimson opening for Tool

With all respect for Tool, I think that they should open for KC, not the other way round.
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Post Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:40 pm

loop wrote:Post drummers or albums with the best drum sound!

I love the sound of Shannon Larkin of Godsmack!

i agree with this. no offense to any other drummers but shannon has the best recorded drum sound, especially on their self titled album, imo. if i could get anywhere near that sound on a recording i would be very happy.
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Post Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:59 pm

Day in, day out. Studio or live.

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Post Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:31 pm

What happened to the world? Are you all daring to say that these people sound better then Bonham. The Only recordings I have heard that might be better then Led Zeppelins, are Joe Morrello on Take 5. Or Buddy Rich's Blues Caravan Album. But really, is there a recording better than When the Levee Breaks?