well, theres a few more reasons for me not to like c&c or truth....chris_stuff_er":3oztlc27 said:based on the records i've listened to, of musicians endorsed by those companies, i'd say C&C is pretty awesome. for instance:
Jesse Sandaval | The Shins
Jeremiah Green | Modest Mouse
Cornbread | Engine Down
Chris Common | These Arms are Snakes
Luke Garo | Piebald
Rick Marzotta | Me Without You
now i realize the sound is also part of the producer, engineer, mixer, and various other entities involved, but me likes. i also understand they design for a more classic sound. there's some heavy bands that truth sponsors that i also love. in fact i love the snare sound more on these bands than any of the previous. truth endorses these greats:
Ryan Jake | The Chariot
Steve "Nugget Tray" Bache | He Is Legend
Blake Flemming | The Mars Volta (& Independent releases)
and also endorse drummers for bands that i don't like, but can appreciate their sound:
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Oh, since it was worth mentioning Mars Volta's drummer, you should all check out their performance on The Henry Rollins Show: <a href="http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid348520221?bclid=769428195&bctid=769305384">here</a>
thanks for that link, man. i would really like to try out one of those birch/bubinga kits and for 1850 i may be able to manage it sooner than i would have thought. they look amazing and if they sound as good as you say then i dont think ill be disappointed.m":210xfl27 said:out of all those, the two I've played that really stood out were Spaun and Pork Pie. The Spauns were prohibitively expensive I thought, but they were one of, if not the best kit I've ever played.
I've been trying out Po Boy Drums lately; they're not totally custom, but are trying to fill a niche by providing high-quality kits and hardware at decent prices, which happen to be way lower than what most hand-made/customs average.
I've got 4 of their snares and some hardware so far, and I'm very impressed with this gear. They're shipping me a 5 pc kit to check out, and based on how I like that one, I may commission a custom walnut set.
So far, the snares have gone head to head with the DW, Pork Pie, Yamaha, and Slingerland that we've got in the studio right now, and have held their own and even exceeded my expectations. I'll file a report on the kit after I've had it a while, if anyone's interested.
The guy who runs Epiarch (Jesse Lizer) goes to the same college as me, and his band plays shows around here... I haven't had much experience with the guy's drums, but I'm not much of a fan of his band... (not that that really matters) but he does make some pretty cool stuff.anavrinIV":3qkagsra said:i would go with epiarch because i really like what theyre doing...not all the flash and hype but i wouldnt dare call them cheaply made or lower quality drums.