I'm pretty sure everyone knows that feeling of having to do something, just for the sake of doing it. This happened to me about 2 weeks ago. I got the feeling that something needed upgrading in the studio. Lately, I've been buying a few guitars, and some great microphones, as well as upgrading the main studio software. So, as I thought, my thought turned towards our speciality: DRUMS
The more I thought about it, the more it both did and didn't make sense. On the one hand, the studio kit we've been using is a Gretch Catalina Birch, and it's been awesome. I love the sounds of the drums, the cymbals, and everything. I've never given it a second thought. It's been rock-solid and a great performer. On the other hand, however, is that I've had it for 10 years, and it's getting kind of stale. So... I started looking around, and with the help of Backbeats Drum store in Salt Lake City, I decided to take the dive.
So, without further ado, I present to you, the new darling of Advanced Budget Studios:
The DW Performance 5-piece Maple kit. Complete with a line of Sabian AAX cymbals, two 10" splashes, a custom Twenty 18" Paiste thin crash, and (of course) a killer Sabian china, all held together with a Gibaltar cage.
I haven't recorded anything with it yet, but that is coming very soon. The one time I've played it, it has been like heaven has descended a little closer, yet.
Yes, people, I'm in love.