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Old 03-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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Vinnie - Ludwig/Paiste?

Word has it that Vinnie has left
Gretcsh and Zildjan and is now
with Ludwig and Paiste.

Here are some results pages
you be the judge.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp...iw=1672&bih=829
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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they say so... he did still play gretsch recently, but I suppose time will tell
what's really true. As long as he goes on playing as awesome, everything
is fine anyway .
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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it's official now and listed on his website.

he's been with Gretsch over 10 years I believe, and Zildjian even longer. Can't blame him for changing things up.

really excited about the move to Paiste. Ludwig I know less about to be honest, and this does surprise me a little bit...but perhaps someone who knows their range could chime in with more detailed opinion.

personally would have loved him back with Yamaha...I bet he would make the PHX kits SING

anyhow, saw him with Sting a couple of weeks back and he killed it. I've seen him with a few acts now (herbie han***** five peace band) so it was nice to see the less fusion and more pop/groove side live.

the ultimate consumate professional...nothing more needs to be said.

Am sure Virgil must be a fan, being one of a few people in the world who probably fully appreciates and digests Vinnie's phrasing?

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:49 AM   #4
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haha that post above blocked out Herbie Hancock's name!! It's not profanity...just the name of one of the greatest living musicians.

Maybe if I write Herbie Hancook?

I wasn't swearing...honest
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:34 AM   #5
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I have no doubt that whatever Vinnie plays
he will make sound good. Personally, outside
of the hihats I don't think much of what Paiste
offers sonically, but that's just me.

As to Ludwig, their quality control has seemed to
have really slipped in years past but they seem to
be making a comeback with some pretty nice gear.
They have always been among the top if not THE
top metal snare drum makers in my book.

Having Mr. Colaiuta on the endorsement bill sho' ain't
gonna hurt nuthin. Having a true, all around, world
class player pushing their product other than just the
common 2 & 4 famous rock banger is a strong and
decisive move by Ludwig to boost the confidence in
their product through someone of Vinnie's calibur and
expertise.... We'll see.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #6
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I have no doubt that whatever Vinnie plays
he will make sound good. Personally, outside
of the hihats I don't think much of what Paiste
offers sonically, but that's just me.

As to Ludwig, their quality control has seemed to
have really slipped in years past but they seem to
be making a comeback with some pretty nice gear.
They have always been among the top if not THE
top metal snare drum makers in my book.

Having Mr. Colaiuta on the endorsement bill sho' ain't
gonna hurt nuthin. Having a true, all around, world
class player pushing their product other than just the
common 2 & 4 famous rock banger is a strong and
decisive move by Ludwig to boost the confidence in
their product through someone of Vinnie's calibur and
expertise.... We'll see.

Paiste has a lot of different lines and sounds. And most are never in drum shops cause they are very expensive to stock. They have a complete range of sounds from jazz to whatever. I got a 20" Signature Full ride and I have recorded it and it sounds incredible for a whole slew of styles. And that is not even close to their traditional line or 602.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:55 AM   #7
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@ D.Slam - agreed on the Ludwig metal snares, they amazing drums
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:31 AM   #8
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To each his own, Drumblast. Paistes have always been a bit too 'tingy'
sounding for my personal taste. But if they work for you and others who
play them and like them, then that's a good thing.

Again, I have a set of their hi hats and I love them!

ataraxia, Yes, Ludwig makes amazing metal snare drums.
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #9
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To each his own, Drumblast. Paistes have always been a bit too 'tingy'
sounding for my personal taste. But if they work for you and others who
play them and like them, then that's a good thing.

Again, I have a set of their hi hats and I love them!

ataraxia, Yes, Ludwig makes amazing metal snare drums.
I only have one Paiste. lol But the Dark energy crashes are really full with lots of shimmer, way more than Custom A's--- I was at a friends place who has a load of cymbals and he set up them up as I was playing. They did not have the Paiste tingy sound you are talking about, quite opposite. I'm just saying Paiste has a lot of sounds that are very different from the popular signature series. It would be nice to be able to check them all out. However, I love my Special Dry Customs!!!!!
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I'm glad they work for you.
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I'm glad they work for you.
They work for my friend. I use Zildjian and Meinl. LOL
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Good for your friend, then...
I'm becoming a big fan of Meinl cymbals!
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I'm becoming a big fan of Meinl cymbals!

Me too!
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:40 AM   #15
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thanks D.Slam

stumbled across this which I hadn't listened to for a while - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7EO...feature=related. nice
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