Boris Ehlers

Freelance

Boris Ehlers

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About

Paiste Artist Since
July 2004

Nationality
Germany

Main Affiliations
Freelance
We Rock Queen
Walking Act & Drumshow SuperRabatzKi
Friedrich Jr.

Website
www.borisehlers.de

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„I find all the sounds I need in this utter selection of Cymbals and Gongs. Craftsmanship at its best. Cymbals and Company never let me down! It's a privilige to be part of the Paiste Family.“

Setup

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" 2002 Big Beat Hi-Hat
18" Twenty Thin Crash (discontinued)
19" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
20" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
20" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Swish (discontinued)
24" Formula 602 Classic Medium Ride

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Signature Dark Energy Hats Mark I
19" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
22" Twenty Light Ride (discontinued)

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Biography

Boris started playing drums at the age of 4 and was trained in both classical percussion and contemporary drums. He studied Drums/Percussion and Music Education at first at the Osnabrück Conservatory and later at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Hamburg, where he received his Diploma. He also completed a certificate course from the Berklee College of Music. Currently, his main projects is the Queen Tribute Band We Rock Queen, made up of former members of the Queen Musical We Will Rock You. Roger Taylor and Brian May personally selected Boris for the German premiere of the musical We Will Rock You in Cologne in 2004.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

  • Sounds