Official Virgil Donati thread

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:37 am

Paul Marangoni wrote:He gets those DWs to sound great. Chad Wackerman gets a good sound on them too, but Virgil is easily the best example for DW. They usually sound lifeless in anyone else's hands.


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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Rene » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:06 am

Virgil sounds somewhat the same to me on DW and Pearl. Chad gets a decent sound out of DW, even here on Virgil's set:



Thomas on this DW sounds really different form a typical DW.

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Pocketplayer » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:06 pm

Lang is ridiculous. Seriously, this level of technique is insane.
If he said he practices on pillows, WalMart would run out in an hour!
Whatever groove issues some say he might have, his command
is as impressive as it gets.

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:41 am

Rene wrote:Virgil sounds somewhat the same to me on DW and Pearl.


I agree, except for the fact that Virgil has gotten better at producing his own (videos and) audio in his studio.

If you take the closing solo in Renaissance, I don't think he'd be able to produce those drum sounds 6-7 years ago:

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Rodge » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:21 pm

Thanks for your answer Jeppe, I must confess that my favorite Virgil's sound was his days with Remo. :-)
I was not that fan of his "dead" sound with Premier, but I do remember a VERY FEROCIOUS drum solo on some drum fest, bloody hell !!! :o
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Paul Marangoni » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:28 am

Rodge wrote:my favorite Virgil's sound was his days with Remo. :-)

He was playing 8" and 10" toms on those drums, and I think he was using Evans Blue Hydraulic heads. Perhaps that is what you liked.

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:35 am

Paul Marangoni wrote:
Rodge wrote:my favorite Virgil's sound was his days with Remo. :-)

He was playing 8" and 10" toms on those drums, and I think he was using Evans Blue Hydraulic heads. Perhaps that is what you liked.



Actually (and sorry for geeking out) the small tom was a 9" and the heads are Remo Emperor, just the lighting was blue.
Remo heads are probably Virgil's longest professional relationship.
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Paul Marangoni » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:11 pm

Morgenthaler wrote:
Actually (and sorry for geeking out) the small tom was a 9" and the heads are Remo Emperor, just the lighting was blue.
Remo heads are probably Virgil's longest professional relationship.


9" tom? Holy cow, I didn't know that anyone actually made one! That would be a nice option, along with 11" (which Tama made for a while).

I had heard that he used Remo forever, but the blue color was what threw me.

9 and 11 mounted on the bass drum and 13 and 15 mounted floor toms would be really interesting.
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:39 pm

mhm

Likes Ambassadors, but plays Emperors a lot because of durability.


Going through heads is strange to a light hitter like me who can easily use a set of Ambs for a year or two. Only thing I break is BD heads and I think the other heads sound fine.
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:59 pm

Paul Marangoni wrote:I had heard that he used Remo forever, but the blue color was what threw me.



Quite understandable. But I think Evans heads on Remo drums would somehow fuck with the space-time continuum ;)

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