I decided to make a drum lesson for my students of this great song by Dua Lipa. I hope you find this useful!
It is always super cool to see a well known drummer using a full e-kit live, and that is exactly what legendary drummer, Jason Bonham did with the mind blowing Sammy Hagar band along with Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani. How did it sound? I think pretty damn good! But I think Michael Anthony could have been a bit louder, though that is nothing to do with the drum sound. Jason is an awesome drummer that doesn't get enough credit due to being in the massive shadow of his dad, John Bonham. I loved watching him perform on this Roland kit.
I've been a fan of Sammy Hagar since I was a kid and loved his work with Van Halen. This Howard Stern performance was to announce their tour next year where they will be playing classing VH Material. Sammy also invited David Lee Roth as well as Alex Van Halen to join them anywhere on tour publicly on the air. I would be simultaneously amazed and surprised if one of them actually shows up on some of these dates, and completely mind-blown if both do. I really hope they do. The fans would absolutely love this.
Anyway, Van Halen were no stranger to e-drums, since Alex played electronic drums on 2 of VH's most seminal albums, 1984 and 5150! I absolutely love Alex's hybrid sound of Simmons electronic toms and kick with his signature Ludwig snare sound and Paiste cymbals.
Demonic Sweaters performing live at Hidden Hemp in Brooklyn, NY. Electronic drums, no amps, fully digital performance! Follow Demonic Sweaters on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/6FNgcaIJ1PGGcDmQFU53tb?si=1FYtkoqySjqA0rO1RB18ew. Special thanks to Connie and Giovanni Garcia for the footage to help complete this video! Also thanks to David and Hidden Hemp for letting us put on the event!
Check out this amazing step by step video by Kevin Williams on how he expanded his Alesis Nitro Mesh to a compact monster drum kit!
I had been eyeing the PST7 Light Hats for some time now, and finally picked up a pair about a week ago. I have always loved the light and hissy white noise of the Giant Beat hi hats, but never could justify spending that much money ($400) on a pair of hi hats.
I had a PST7 Light Ride in the past, and liked it, but didn't love it, but when I started hearing demos of the PST7 Light Hats, the first thing I thought of was Giant Beats!
Don't believe me? Check out this link to a "Sound Room" on Paiste's website where I added the two 14" models. While not EXACTLY the same, they are very near 90% identical. The pitch is very close, and I think they must be around the same weight. My PST7s are 788g/1059g. Which is a very nice weight.
I can honestly say that neither sound better than the other in my opinion based on those sound samples, With my eyes closed I would probably just think they are two different cuts of the same model hi hat. Also it should be noted that the person demoing the hats clearly hit them differently. The PST7s are bing hit with the shoulder of the stick on the edge of the hat most of the time, and the GB player is using the tip of the stick.
The other day I took the PST7s to the studio and recorded them, and was blown away by them. They sound perfect to me. Great articulation with no harsh or weird overtones, and they have that cool 'white noise, hissyness' that I love so much about the Giant Beats! Check out the recording below! Pick up a pair of PST7 Light Hi Hats here! They're only $169 brand new!
Download the PDF here. I decided to make a drum lesson for my students of this great song by Dua Lipa. I hope you find this useful!