Ben Ellingworth

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Ben Ellingworth

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Paiste Artist Since
February 2017

Nationality
Australia

Main Affiliations
Session
Illy

Website
benellingworth.com

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Biography

Ben Ellingworth is an Aria Award winning Drummer from Melbourne Australia, and is currently the full-time drummer for Multi-platinum selling artist Illy. Over the years Ben has enjoyed a heavy Touring schedule, performed and recorded along such artists as: Pop Will Eat Itself, Hilltop Hoods, Peking Duk, Carmada, MM9, Clairy Browne, Chris Haskett, DJ Pee Wee Ferris, Kate DeAurago (Australian Idol winner), LO!, Sub Atari Knives, Switchkicker Ben has taught drums at such institutions as Drum City Sydney, School of Rock Sydney, Drum Centre Music Centre Sydney, Zen Studios, Melbourne Academy of Performing Arts,

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

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

    Sound character: Aggressive, bright, energetic, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Responsive feel, explosive attack. Powerful, cutting effect cymbal for exotic accents. A good cymbal for noisy crash riding at higher volume levels.

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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

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    Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Fine stick sound with hints of silver and wood over a broad, low-pitched warm, deep, multilayered wash. Wide, warm, full crash sound. Very lively, controllable. Multifunctional cymbal for refined ride playing and swelling, deep crashes. Also well suited for mallet playing mallets.

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    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, crisp. Narrow range, clean mix. Fast, responsive feel. Clear, defined open sound. Crisp chick sound. Articulate hi-hat primarily conceived to accompany the cajon. Also well suited for percussionists or drummers in acoustic styles or as an auxiliary hi-hat.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

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