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Old 05-29-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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Cool errr... how to use splash? :P

perhaps some of you consider this question stupid but I have a splash but i do not use it rather often. mostly, i use it as a crash, as a accent hit and during my play it remains unused. what is your attitude to splashes? im gonna sell mine and replace it with a nice 18 inch crash :P
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:15 PM   #2
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Its really whatever floats your boat man.....and the type of music of course.
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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even as a metal drummer, i find that splashes make great fillers and short accents. but like electrizer touched on, it's how your own personal style makes it fit or not.
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:47 PM   #4
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i like using my splash with particular snare accents and in fills. a definate sound expander!
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Old 05-29-2005, 04:02 PM   #5
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Listen to Carter Beauford. THAT'S how you use splashes!
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Old 05-29-2005, 04:11 PM   #6
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Ya Carter . . . Stewart Copeland and Manu Katche also great w/ splashes.
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Old 05-29-2005, 05:29 PM   #7
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Vinnie is another one who uses splashes in an extremely nice way
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Old 05-29-2005, 05:36 PM   #8
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I asked once if i should use splashes YES use them and buy the 18"save your lunch money
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Old 05-30-2005, 11:06 AM   #9
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I agree with Cjc, Carter is the way!
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Old 05-30-2005, 11:48 PM   #10
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When you're doing a hi-hat fill (ala Carter Beuford) it's nice to throw in some splash. I also like the sound of a splash when you strike it and then mute it really quick during a solo-type thinggie. I can't explain it lol.
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:56 AM   #11
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I dang near flipped when I found out that Virg doesn't use any splashes or chinas. Appearently, they aren't all that necessary.
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:09 AM   #12
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He used to use lots of both - back in the day of Obsessive Rhythms and Power Drummming he had a heap of splashes and some seriously cool positioned chinas (see the cage setup in Obsessive rhythms). Nowadays he practically never uses splashes, and very rarely will have a china. Every now and then a mini-china will pop-up in his setup (if you browse the Artist Setup section on any Virg endorsed site and such, you'll see one or two mini-chinas) - look in the TUDW2002 dvd, and you'll see a mini china in the top right of his setup (also in the modern drummer 96 vid). I reckon it also depends on the gig he's doing as well, because he had a hell of a lot of chinas in the Steve Vai tour, and may use some for specific gigs with certain bands/artists...
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:42 AM   #13
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He's using a china at the moment, I believe. I saw one on the Soul SirkUS tour. Either that, or someone spiked my beer!
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:54 AM   #14
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Dave Weckl also uses both. Looots of splash-sounds there!
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:38 AM   #15
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i used to own a 11 inch 2002 paiste splash and boy it sounds
like as if i'm spilling water to my bass player's face, LOL!

i also had a EFX 7 inch cymbal. it's like a very very thick cymbal
really good for fast decaying yet very loud accents.
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