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Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:03 pm

all of those guys sound great but the best

cymbals -dave weckl

yeah i have no idea on anybody eleses drums , i love my bass drum super kick 2 on a export perfectly tuned , its picth is an f
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Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:28 pm

Chris Corsana, or the guy from Explosions in the Sky
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Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:40 pm

[quote="meddlejordison"]Personally I love the sound of John Bonham's Bass drum. I love the way Aaron Comess Snare sounds. Also Alex Van Halen's Toms sound amazing as well as Dave Lombardo's![/quote]

I completely agree with that line up. I also think that Chad Smith's snare sounds great. As well as Mitch Mitchell's toms and Carmine Appice's bass drums(s).
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Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:55 pm

zen_drummer wrote:
Jerry138 wrote:I think Dave Grohl had a good sound going. he should have stuck to drumming, in my opinion.


You know what amazes me? Way back when Nirvana was going strong, Modern Drummer featured David Grohl on the cover and they got so much flack for featuring a "no talent bum" on the cover, people actually cancelled their subscriptions.

Now people respect him as a drummer and not as a front man!

In my opinion, David Grohl is a fine musician, writes some great tunes, plays 'em well on MANY instruments and he's the only guy from Nirvana that still has a career. (as far as I know, anyway)

He's a mellow, soft-spoken guy that never seems to get the respect he truly has earned.

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Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:28 pm

if it shall be broken down, then I shall return with an educated analysis of my personal opinions....
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Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:34 pm

John Boeklin (Devildriver) - Everything sounds great
Tim Yueng - The best mix when it comes to blasting
Hellhammer - His drums on Dimmu Borgir "In Sorte Diaboli" were amazing.
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:40 am

mine
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:48 am

everything and nothing. Alpha and Omega. Subjectiveness. (yawn).
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:52 am

The three ply gretsch drums Earl Palmer used on all the Liberty records stuff.
DJ also used the same stuff with Elvis. These drums make the sound you
hear on most all pre-rock stuff you hear. Since all the stuff I do is pre-rock,
I tried in vain and, having no luck, had to go out at get 3ply gretsch to
attain "that sound". Nothing else modernly available would do it.
Sadly gretsch still makes the 6ply 1956+ stuff but wont make the 3ply stuff.
If you don't know who Mr. Palmer
is, its probably because he is from a time period where the music wasn't such a blatent product.
Modern Drummer doesn't even list him as one of the important drummers. That is
a crime, he is THE FATHER OF THE ROCKN' ROLL DRUM BEAT!
To hear it, refer to Little Richard's "Lucille".

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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:06 am

neil peart for toms and snare

probly chris adler or vitek for the bass drums
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:42 am

well
considering most of the drummers your naming use triggers
then its hard to decide
Dave mclain uses triggers but his sound is immense
the live video of seasons wither is perfect
snare wise i love the joey J signiture but i would put some evans skins on it for extra brutality
tom wise
travis smith has good sounds with his triggers
just matter of oppinion aint it?
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:59 am

It's hard to tell with metal band's drummer's studio work because in most cases, the drums are all triggered. They basically have to be in order to be edited to make every double bass hit exactly equal, otherwise, the music would sound sloppy. But my favorite drum sound has always been any Foo Fighters drum sounds. Taylor has a great sound form his set as well does dave grohl have from his earlier Foo Fighters album's where he played the drums on them.
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:09 pm

Glenn Graham of Blind Melon always had a great sounding kit. very interesting use of K Zildjians for that style of music. his toms were also all very open and resonant, when most rock drummers in the 90s stuck to a more focused sound.

Aaron Comess of Spin Doctors had a great punchy kick sound as well as a nice crackling snare.

Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree/King Crimson really knows how to keep his drums resonant and focused and he has such a great mix of bright and dark cymbals.

Bill Bruford of Yes/King Crimson/Earthworks really knew how to tune his drums so that they all harmonized with each other. I always liked that. and there was always a cool mix of traditional dry sounding cymbals with hard rock percussion.
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:20 pm

i like andols herrick of chimaira, on chimaira's sophmore album "the impossibility of reason". awesome attack on the kicks, and great warm lows on the toms.
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:38 pm

Abe Cunningham from deftones has such a nice sound in White Pony, especially the snare, sounds so crisp.