Louis Prima, Jr.

A.D Adams

About

Paiste Artist Since
October 2016

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Louis Prima, Jr.
D.L. Marble

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A.D Adams

Setup

A.D Adams

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Dimensions Thin/Heavy Hi-Hat (discontinued)
19" Signature Full Crash
18" Signature Full Crash
22" Signature Precision Heavy Ride

A.D Adams

Cymbals listed from left to right

16" 2002 China
15" 2002 Medium Hi-Hat (discontinued)
19" 2002 Crash
10" 2002 Splash
18" 2002 Crash
22" 2002 Heavy Ride
16" 900 Series China
17" 2002 Crash

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Biography

A.D. is still going, full-stride, in a decades-long, award-winning, career that includes national/international touring, recording/session work, television, film, percussion education/clinics, and podcasting. For over a decade, A.D. has been in the engine room with Louis Prima, Jr. and the Witnesses (the son of jazz legend, Louis Prima), bringing big band/swing into the 21st century with a "rock and roll attitude". The band tours extensively -nationally, and abroad- and have released two highly-acclaimed albums. A.D. has, also, been touring, and recording with up-and-coming "outlaw country rocker", D.L. Marble since 2016. While not touring or in sessions, A.D. calls Phoenix, Az home, where he teaches drums in his private studio, and is currently writing educational books for drummers.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly dark, energetic. Medium wide range, complex mix. Explosive, shattering crash. Exotic stick sound over a complex, trashy wash. Assertive china for exotic effects.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, full, brilliant. Fairly wide range, balanced mix. Soft, responsive feel. Warm, full open sound. Defined, solid chick sound. Versatile all-round hi-hat with definitive classic sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, full sounding crash, complex, trashy ride. The definitive classic rock china sound.

  • Sounds