Axel Kruse

Mad Max

Axel Kruse

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About

Paiste Artist Since
May 1985

Nationality
Germany

Main Affiliation
Mad Max

Other Affiliations
Jaded Heart
Phantom V

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„Simply the best cymbals in the world!“

Setup

Axel Kruse

Cymbals listed from left to right

17" Alpha Rock Crash (discontinued)
14" Alpha Powerslave Boomer Hats (discontinued)
17" 900 Series Crash
18" 2002 Crash
8" Alpha Splash (discontinued)
18" 2002 Wild Crash
18" Color Sound 900 Blue China
22" 3000 Power Ride (discontinued)
18" PST 8 Reflector Medium Crash

Videos & Pics

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Mad Max - Heroes Die Lonely (live SRF2015)
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MAD MAX
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Setup Cymbals

  • Details

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

    Sound character: Bright, full. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Responsive feel. Lively, full crash sound for multi-purpose playing in various styles.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Hissing, roaring, metallic, shimmering. Narrow range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive, balanced feel, especially controllable while crash/riding. A strong, piercing, crash paired with a growling decay. Very sturdy crash cymbal for louder musical applications in aggressive drumming styles.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    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. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

  • Sounds