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  1. Registered User

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    Default Fleetwood Mac Type Sound

    I have a '70s Rogers kit in 13/14/16/18/18/24.
    That's two sets worth of toms, so I decided to make the 14 and one 18 sound different.
    The drums came to me with black dot heads that I'm guessing were 10 years old, and I've had the kit for over 10 years.
    I dug those out and put them back on.
    I also cut out some old reso heads and put those on too.

    And... they sound like crap!
    But in a cool Fleetwood Mac sort of way that I'm totally digging at the moment.
    https://soundcloud.com/dexplosion/rogers-dreams

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    Sabian AA 16" Med Thin/Med crash hats, 19" & 20" Med Thin crashes, 22" French ride

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    Snare - SM57
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    OHs - Fatheads
    Mono OH - MXL SDC
    Mics into Mackie mixer into Zoom Q3HD
    MXL SDC had some reverb from the mixer, and I did some leveling in Audacity to the stereo track

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    Seriously, 1 picture? Had my hopes up!

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    I always thought Mick Fleetwood's drums sounded like cardboard....and not in any type of good way.
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  4. Looks That Kill

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    I love the look of the black dots
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    Yes another couple of pictures, That kick with a black dot head could also sound like VH 1 and VH 2 as in Van Halen albums 1 and 2.
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  6. The Sensitone Guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUZNRED View Post
    I love the look of the black dots
    Me too. I'm playing a Remo CS Black Dot on one of my steel snares. It sounds great! Next head change, I'm going 100% Black Dots!

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    I only got the one pic.
    My drum room is a mess at the moment.
    The post is more about the sound anyway.

    The black dots look cool for sure, but I think I would only use them for this type sound.
    They sound choked when you hit the dot.
    I wouldn't put them on my DW toms.

  8. Dalmi Joedi - Jedi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotarded View Post
    I always thought Mick Fleetwood's drums sounded like cardboard....and not in any type of good way.
    I think most 70’s drum sounds were awful outside of Bonham’s. It’s no wonder he took control getting his own sound, placing mics all around his kit and room.

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    My old 1980s Premier Soundwave kit had 'donut' black dot heads on them, perhaps more on the Reso heads. It didn't sound great. Much like this one:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    I think most 70’s drum sounds were awful outside of Bonham’s. It’s no wonder he took control getting his own sound, placing mics all around his kit and room.
    Dale...couldn't agree with you more! Bonham had that sound minus all the compression and triggering they incorporate now, and it was awesome!

  11. Dalmi Joedi - Jedi

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMdrums View Post
    Dale...couldn't agree with you more! Bonham had that sound minus all the compression and triggering they incorporate now, and it was awesome!
    His playing obviously had a huge part in it as well.

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    I have the left over 13/16/18 toms I can tune more open.
    That's the idea - have two sets of different sounding toms.
    I can cover a lot of sonic ground with these Rogers and my DWs.

    This is the kit sorta Bonham style.


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