I bet he doesn't crack any cymbals during a tour since he's basically spreading his hits across a number of crashes - so you figure each crash is getting hit 1/3 LESS than the guy with one one or two crashes total Good idea.
Nothing condescending at all! He's always played with loads of cymbals.If you pick up ANY condescension from me about my man Phil Rudd, please know that it's not intended. I love him and I think it's incredible that he's got this set up.
Basically, im asking why you would think itd confuse him having different weights in the first place JDA.You asking me Moejo? My name's not Phil.
I don't think he wants the choice.
Amount of the same 2 cymbals appears to be for a motion he does want.
If he uses them. If he doesn't use them they are just there for show.
It's his choice. He's the Boss of his drum set.
he can do what he wants
I'm guess he would not want the complexity of different tones.Basically, im asking why you would think itd confuse him having different weights in the first place JDA.
Fully understandable, but has nothing to do with the word "confusion". Your exact comment stated this "I think if they were different it'd confuse him involve much thought"I'm guess he would not want the complexity of different tones.
He maybe doesn't want to give - having different cymbals- that much- thought.
Less choice is simpler.
And that may be his outlook.
Maybe all he wants or can- I don't know him personally- handle. I think he made/makes the choice/.
How about some people don't need variety and find variety either unnecessary or too complicated
Yes in private he might say whan asked about 'Chinas, 16s, etc; "Christ I wouldn't know what to do with them"
We're all only human. No matter how high status recognition one might achieve.
Gotcha. Thanks for the explanation of what you meant.By his choices. You know somewhat of the man"
You think he hasn't tried or could have every cymbal Paiste makes up there.
Maybe for his music Masters Dark Crash and Holy China's don't fit. And would confuse his playing, and his bands music.
I don't listen to the band- that band- just a few opening measures of their well known songs- and what some who do listen- said of him.
He's a simple player by choice? or developed skills, Some guys don't want to be bothered with exploring.
If he sidelines in a jazz quartet he may use a different cymbal set. Check into it.
After watching him play ....... he crashes the left 19 a lot. Crashes the right high 20 a lot. And simultaneously crashes the left 20 and right high 20 for emphasis. The lower 20 and the right 3 19's could all be removed, and probably never missed.Just ponder having seven crash cymbals-- three identical 20s and four identical 19s-- and nothing else.
But it looks cool!After watching him play ....... he crashes the left 19 a lot. Crashes the right high 20 a lot. And simultaneously crashes the left 20 and right high 20 for emphasis. The lower 20 and the right 3 19's could all be removed, and probably never missed.
Why not , he doesn't pay for them. that's 3k worth of awesome
And certainly looks/rock n roll go hand in hand. Without hearing from him (straight from the horses mouth) ..... it's all speculation. His early kits had fewer cymbals. And two rack toms. Chris Slade had a much larger kit, and perhaps Phil's just following suit.But it looks cool!
Personally, I think it’s negligible to have a drummer with a bunch of different cymbal tones in a rock band.