Okay, so I’ve had a few weeks to play with my new toys, so here’s an updated review!
Still lovin’ these sticks and the durability has been better than expected. I have chipped one tip and thereby lost a good stick, but only one out of six. And the maple sticks just fly around the drum kit. I love them for jazz!
I used my new Octapad to sample a lot of different orchestral sounds when I played Into the Woods at East High a coupla weeks back. The sounds were generally great, with a few typical electronic issues (some rolls were junk). I even got to mess around with the timpani and tuning them. It went very well, and those rolls were quite nice. In general, I’m very pleased!
The PM-10 monitor, however, continues to disappoint. It is just waaaaay too underpowered to be good for anything other than a close monitor. Even then, the noise of playing the pads can cut through the sound of the samples themselves.
Still awesome. ‘Nuff said. (that’s from a long time Sabian player)
I have fallen in love with this cymbal! The articulation is great for intricate ride patterns and the crash/wash is big but controlled. An absolutely great cymbal for Pop/Rock!