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Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 10:25 AM

Amon Amarth' Cymbal Handling

fredrik andersson of amon amarth

yesterday i got an email from amon amarth's drummer fredrik. he just finished recording for their new album. it all turned out pretty well is what he said and that he's got a new favourite hihat now, byzance dark hihats. these seem to soon have legendary status in the drumming world. a lot of drummers are using those and get great results.

a few weeks ago i have sent a new byzance china to him in the studio for the recording. he now tells me that he has carefully "bent the cymbal a little bit when it is brand new". it instantly "softened it up a little" and made the sound a bit smoother and softer. interesting! i can clearly imagine that, but at the same time, i recommend to do this very carefully. i'm glad it worked for him though.

fredrik also said "all in all, probably my best effort ever on an album". congratulations fredrik - can't wait to listen to it.

- norbert

Norbert Saemann

Norbert Saemann

With Meinl since 1990. International A&R, Event Management and Marketing