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Ed Aguiar was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the age of nine, he began playing the trumpet and trombone. His musical abilities opened the door for him to tour with a big band. Soon after, he discovered an affinity for the drums, and within a short time was touring with musicians of many different genres. Later, he moved to London, UK, where he continued to perform at various venues. After seven years, he realized his dream of moving to the U.S., where he has since become a U.S. citizen. He graduated from the Musicians Institute (M.I.) in Hollywood, California, and continues to be inspired by his diverse background. His strengths lie in his meticulous timing, flexibility, being a quick study and his improvisational skills. In the past few years Ed has been traveling oversees to South America and Europe to perform, record with different artists, and to teach clinics. In 2015, he performed on Latin America’s biggest drum show thus far (Bateras 100% Brazil). In July 2015, he released his first album called "My Universe". In this album, he shares his ability to write music. The album is available on all digital channels. Ed loves playing all styles of music and enjoys working as a session musician and clinician.
Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
Sound character: Dark, very dry, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Fairly soft, bouncy feel. Very controllable., Woody, pronounced, warm ping over a very dry low-pitched wash. Precise, earthy cymbal for defined, controlled playing in many musical styles.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
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
Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.