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Poll: Which of the brands that Neil has used do you like the best? (33 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of the brands that Neil has used do you like the best?

  1. Slingerland (3 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  2. Tama (13 votes [39.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.39%

  3. Ludwig (4 votes [12.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.12%

  4. DW (13 votes [39.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.39%

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#1 jrdrummer

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 11:30 PM

I'd honestly say his Slingerlands...
In second are the DW's.

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#2 kazzman

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:17 PM

DW's...

Nothing sounds better than a DW kit.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 07:49 PM

Personally, I think each kit had a personality of it's own. The Slingerlands had a great sound and worked well with the earlier music which was pretty heavy! I always thought Slings had a nice throaty sound to them which was great for what Rush was playing at the time.

The first set of Tamas had the same qualities, thick heavy drums tuned well, but when he went to the Artstars, it opened up a resonance  that worked well with the 80's music.

The Ludwigs went back to that Slingerland type of sound, when he first got them, When he added the closed concert toms, it changed his "voice" a bit,   but when he went to the smaller drums, it really set up that 90's sound with the tighter sounding bass drums and higher pitched toms, the kit he used during the RTB/Counterparts was one of my favorites, since it was still the OLD kit revamped.

I LIKE the sound of the DW's, definately high craftsmanship and tonal perfection, and they really give you that open jazz sound with his lower toms, but it bugs me how he CRANKS the top two-three high toms which sort of defeats the purpose of how those drums are crafted, ok, it's his set, his sounds, but WOW they are a bit cranked!

I honestly can't pick an end all favorite though!  They all have great qualities!


#4 jrdrummer

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 11:18 PM

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#5 fledgehog

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:39 PM

So as not to spoil the 2112 effect, I won't cast a vote, but imagine an extra one for Slingerland wink.gif.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 01:59 AM

Tama, though the DW's are great too...

I went for Tama because that was the kit Neil was using when I first saw them live in 1983...

Edited by treeduck, 09 August 2006 - 02:00 AM.


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Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:35 AM

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#8 quickfree

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:13 PM

Tama - the GUP kit. The "rolls royce" of drum kits.

After that I think he kind of tailed off with the drums becoming less and less a factor on the albums. The swsitch to Ludwig was pretty dumb (Hold Your Fire to Roll The Bones).

He made the right move in going with Drum Workshop in recent years.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 04:42 PM

Sonor makes the best drums in the world and they are made in Germany. I really wish Neil would play them. My favorite kit from him though would have to be his candy apple red Tamas.




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