I got some more new Paiste cymbals this week… a full set of Giant Beats. They are so boss. Giant Beats were made back in the late 60’s and used by John Bonham until they were discontinued and replaced by the 2002 line in ’71. They were reissued a few years ago, and I’ve just now been able to get a set. The rig is 15″ hats, 18″ and 20″ crashes, and a monster 24″ ride. The ride is seriously one of the coolest sounding cymbals I’ve heard in a long time.
Ryan Paul and the Ardent shot some local tv stuff the earlier in the week, and I brought the hats and ride. And then I used the full set last night at a Sanoski gig.
UPDATE: It turns out the RP&TA video shoot was actually for a website devoted to Minnesota Arts. The stuff we filmed that night is now up and streaming. Check it out.