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Cymbals listed from left to right
15" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Hi-Hat
10" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
16" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride
18" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
20" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
16" PST X Swiss Thin Crash
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Born August 29, 1976. Professional drummer since the age of 16, Fred Diego Alfonsi played at the time in piano bars on the French Riviera. In 2000, he made a replacement for the tour of Carole Fredericks where he met the founding guitarist of the group J.A.H.O. : Christophe Battaglia. With Christophe, he made an album and a tour. At the same time, he began to work for artists such as: Julie Zenatti, L5, Roch Voisine, Yannick Noah, Les Enfoirés, La Nouvelles Star, Chimène Badi ... In 2004, he met Michael Jones who he offered him replacements for Jean-Jacques Goldman during his last tour. He plays in particular on the date of Ouveillan (Les Vendanges du Coeur) where he accompanies Gérald de Palmas, Patricia Kaas, Patrick Bruel and Patrick Fiori. Then he recorded two albums and toured for 5 years along side Michael Jones. In 2014, he made dates on Mickaël Miro's tour. Fred Diego Alfonsi also has his own recording studio in which he records his drums for a large number of French productions (Universal ,BMG , TF1, Publicis , Toyota , Nestlé...). In 2020 he is working on the last album of Hugues Aufray "Autoportrait". Today Archway were introduced to Frederic by Steve Bush (Stereophonics, Corinne Bailey Rae) back in 2018 and have been heading towards harmonic and rhythmic utopia ever since. They're currently working on a new EP to be mixed by Grammy award winner Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Sting) and together, they are doing more for international relations than any G7 summit ever did.
Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
Sound character: Full, rich, warm, strong, deep, silvery. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, even feel. Warm sparkling stick sound over a wide, deep wash. Fairly quick, strong crash sound. Extremely dynamic and lively ride cymbal, suitable for numerous musical styles.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Sound character: Full, warm, brilliant, shimmering, deep. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Quick response, fairly soft feel. Rich, strong crash sound with open low end and shimmering highs. Very versatile, responsive crash cymbal suitable for numerous musical styles.
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.
Sizes: 8", 10"
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.”