What instruments do you have? Do you prefer Jazz Bass or P-Bass?
Piano: Standard upright, and a very old but surprisingly decent Clavinova for recording purposes
Drums: An entry-level 5-piece Mapex kit with very crappy cymbals... Though electric kits are (extremely) expensive and... well, different, it's on the wish list for home-recording purposes, haha.
A half-broken electro-acoustic guitar... Want to get a Yamaha FG730S then some kind of Les Paul when I save up.
And a flute.
My final goal is to set up my dream kit, it isn't much, just a standard 5-piece with my dream cymbals would do... gosh I can talk about them all day <3
Do you play the bass too? :D
Oh, I have several instruments.. the first one is a Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass.. an uncle gave me on my birthday. I also own a Mexican Jazz Bass with rosewood fingerboard as well as 5 strings custom made. I really want to have a fretless bass as well, but I think my skill is not good enough to play it probably I'll save some money to buy Stingray though.
For guitars, I have a Mexican Stratocaster, Sunburst with Rosewood fingerboard. I changed the pick up with Duncan though, the original pick up had too much noises, I couldn't handle it. The last is my pride and joy, a Musicman JPX 6. It's a terrific and an all around guitar. I'm very satisfied with it. I used to own a Les Paul standard, but I sold it to my uncle to buy the JPX.
What Cymbals do you think is the best? my dad owns a 7 pieces DW Set with Sabian cymbals, and even though Drums is the instrument I could barely play, I think Sabian is better than Zildijan.
Now it's time to post a WTF image.
Look at your monitor a little far away, 1 or 2 meters.
My Fender P-bass is Mexican. I was pretty much in the dark back then about basses (and I still am about lots of things such as the difference between where it's made etc,) and for a while I wished I got a Jazz bass instead because of the things I would like to play (only to later come to udnerstand the P-bass also provides a valuable tone that the Jazz bass cannot replace.) To say the obvious, the P-bass is deep and very warm, very solid-sounding. Since the tone is 'purer' than the Jazz bass, any effects I plug it through will give me a 'basic' and 'pure' version of that effect... not sure if that makes sense. You can get a taste of it here in my vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jd5JOCOzIg (might want to turn down your volume a bit.) It isn't something I can achieve with my jazz bass.
I bought the Squier standard Jazz bass from a friend for pretty cheap, but it's soo damn heavy, much more than my P-bass, I didn't see that coming. It is also not very easy to play on, probably because it isn't Rosewood fingerboard hehe, and I should replace the strings... I'm thinking of round strings but I don't have too much experience in noting the difference. As an aside, the Fender Aerodyne looks really cool, maybe that will come after, when I can afford it hehe. But wow your arsenal sounds very sweet. A good jazz bass is always very exciting and satisfying to play.
After having followed your link to the JPX, I think I'll ditch my wishlist for yours :P ...until I looked at the price...... (Btw when I said LP I'm referring to a non-Gibson LP lol, but I would've dumped a Gibson LP for the JPX too, after looking at the specs...) Well the LP certain looks good but I'm actually buying things for basic recording purposes, and I thought the LP have access to a greater range of styles I can do with just one guitar. The only thing lacking is a whammy bar, and so I was looking at THIS for a while as well. I'm more into heavier styles so this would be more specific to my agenda than the typical LP. Floyd Rose, not recommended for a beginner but I think I can handle it.
Wow, musical family much? :P In terms of cymbals, it goes without saying it depends on your taste for sounds. I find the typical Zildjian too... dark(?) for my liking. They do good cymbals for sure (except for the pitch black cymbals lol, they sound plastic...) but I think your choice of cymbals have to fit the sound of the rest of your kit, too, and usually there are cymbals outside of the Zildjian range that go better with the sound I want for my kit. I outright dislike their smallest splashes (8" and 10", I like the 12") but I really like their ride cymbals.
I would prefer the typical Sabian crash over a Zildjian one in the general case. I'm a big fan of Paiste cymbals, but the hi-hats are so damn quiet lol, not suited for heavier styles. Zildjian hi-hats are more suitable for those. The Zildjian K series hi-hats and rides are generally really nice. I like that they retain a bit of dark-ish sound with the shimmering sound mixed in but not overly done. I like Paiste for the light and watery sounding fluff. Your typical Meinl is quite similar too, but I haven't tried out their darker stuff. I love china cymbals, and Wuhan does them exactly the way I love them.
All in all, it's really up to your taste, but just like any other instruments, choosing the right cymbals can more accurately define the character of your music... I'm a cross between light-heavy and light.
Argh long post lol.
YAY, UTS HAS HIS OWN THREAD!!! Forgive me if I accidentally type Ust instead of Uts. My former fellow GD mod was Ust. (Ustegius)
*Looks at the "arf" in your thread title* Are you planning to make the arf-mance between Sky and I an arf-triangle?
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