Most expressive part of your kit.

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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:36 pm

def my two basses. it's a major part of the music i make and it defines what i play.
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:45 pm

Good question. I try to look at the kit as one instrument. I express myself most on the snare, hats, kick, and ride. If I had to choose just one component, it would probably be a tie between the snare and hats.
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:23 pm

im a hats kinda guy...
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:54 pm

The most expressive part of the set might be the one you have not, wake up at night and had the best idea what to do with it.
Then you fall asleep again and will never remember what your dreams were about, hihi

...the whole set I think, or does a guitarist only express with one string or a singer with only one note to sing? Okay, some singers do, but it's boring, or so...
...why won't you all resize your kit, only with the one part, you can express with? hehe, joke, don't be pissed.
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:40 pm

that's like asking if a violin is more expressive than a cello or a trumpet or a flute or ect.
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:58 pm

I agree with Mistajohn. One-ness is the goal...
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:26 pm

Hi-Hats and snare are about the same price on my kit.
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:45 pm

I also think that the most expressive part of the kit is the highhats, from wide open to closed, from edge to bell. I love the tones you get when you put pressure on the pedal. Hey and lets not forget about the highhat stand.
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:41 pm

Blah blah blah snare. Blah blah blah kick Blah blah blah toms.

How about this?


I gotta have more cowbell, Baby!!!!

Where would Play that funky music, Don't fear the reaper, and Hair of the dog Be without a rockin-ass cowbell track?

While we're at it......A nice clangy tamourine, is pretty dynamic. But the cowbell is still my #1

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Post Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:23 pm

i'd have to say the snare. for one, tuning possibilities: loose with a fat sound or tight with a very punchy tone. also accents and rudiments definitely stand out much more on it.
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Post Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:02 pm

I like my zil bell. no one sees it comming :lol:
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Post Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:01 pm

i had a 40 ply OCDP vented snare...i rarely used it. Back in the day that was the most expressive part of my kit b/c of how tight and consistent it's sound was.

now it's definately my bell brass piccolo snare
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Post Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:47 pm

ME :?
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Post Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:32 pm

My LP medium pitch blast block. Man do I love that thing, adds a whole entire new dimension to my set.
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Post Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:26 pm

I don't feel like reading 3 pages so sorry if I steal yours...

MY FACE!!! Definitely the most expressive part of my set, and the rest of it is pretty darn expressive.

As for the gear itself, I think it's just the unique collection of pieces that create more expression.
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