YouTuber WIRECOOLEY has one of the nicest collections of vintage Simmons drums that I have ever seen. In addition to that, he really knows how to use them! Check out this recent post of him playing to some original music on his vintage SDX drum kit.
Not only does this thing look amazing, but the sound quality is also equally as great, especially considering the age of this kit. If you continue down WIRECOOLEY's past videos, you'll find a plethora of great performances on vintage Simmons gear.
One of my personal favorites is his cover of Talk Talk's "Tomorrow Started" that is expertly recreated with precise attention to details.
WIRECOOLEY, if you see this post we'd love to have a word with you for an interview on this blog.
Personally, I am glad to see Simmons gaining some traction again lately in the e-drum world with their recent kits like the SD1250. I expect to see some even better things from them in the future!
Of course, some of you may remember that Simmons tried to return to their roots of the hexagonal shaped drums with the epic failure The SD2000.
I'm not going to lie. I liked the SD2000 when it came out. I was pretty surprised when it tanked so hard. I know some of the sounds weren't the greatest, but I'm sure I could make it do some cool stuff. Now that it seems to be so universally hated, I kind of like it even more, haha. I would love to add one to my collection. I'm sure this kit will be valuable one day due to its weirdness. Mark my words.