Hell o Hybrid!
Great interview with Beanie and Oli Wiseman. Really interesting stuff, it’s not often we get to read about the new drummers out there on the massive gigs – a real eye opener, so different from the same old guys out there with an acoustic kit that’s not changed much since the ’60s. And just when I was thinking I’d like to get some electronics in my kit, having been inspired to do so by those guys, but wondering how, turn the page and your Going Hybrid? how-to feature hits the nail on the head. It’s perfect for people like me who want to dip their toes – it’s a little intimidating if you don’t know what you’re doing and your suggestions for starting out should get me going in the right direction. So thanks guys, brilliant mag, as always! Thank you David, they’ re great players on massive gigs and such nice guys too. Having been on Rhythm now for quite a few years, I can at test to the fact that with most drummer sand drum set-ups in the rock genre, very little changes from gig to gig… variations on a well-worn path behind Bonham, Moon, Baker et al. But with the new technology at our disposal, we can open up our playing to such abroad palette of sounds via electronics that it’ s an entirely new landscape for drummers out there playing now. There’ s nothing wrong with a straight up acoustic rock set-up, nor will we ever get bored of hearing one. But it’ s both fun and incredibly useful these days to add electronics to your arsenal, and we’ re pleased you’ re finding our Hybrid feature helpful to get you started! I’ m sure you’ ll all agree that S tu Williams did an awesome job of breaking it down so you can choose the set-up that’ s right for you.–CBu