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Old 17th August 2009
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Originally Posted by uncle duncan View Post
I look at rimshots the same way I look at sideways baseball caps - it's a phase most kids grow out of eventually (when they realize maintaining what's left of their hearing might be more beneficial to them than being the loudest thing on stage.)
The tone of a rimshot can only be got by doing...a rimshot. Even at lower volumes, rimshots have a very different sound.

I don't at all agree that rimshots are a phase to grow out of.

Besides, all drummers should be wearing ear protection, whether they are doing rimshots...or not.