Wouter Hamel

Gijs Anders Van Straalen

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Paiste Artist Since
January 2010

Nationality
Netherlands

Main Affiliations
Wouter Hamel
Dieter van der Westen

Website
www.gijsanders.com

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Gijs Anders Van Straalen

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Biography

Gijs Anders van Straalen is a percussionist, drummer, musicologist and composer based in the Netherland. In his 20+ years career he has played with all the leading Dutch artists all over the world, live and in the studio, like Wouter Hamel, Benny Sings, Disney’s the Lion King, Giovanca, Dieter van der Westen and many more. He played on over a 100 albums. He also is a teacher at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, teaching Percussion and Cultural Musicology. In June 2020 his solo debut album ’The Silent Adventure’ will be released.

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

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    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.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, mellow, crystal-like. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Very balanced and controlled feel. A pearly, woody stick sound paired with a silvery wash. A very sensitive cymbal perfectly suited for soft playing at lower volume level and studio application.

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    Sizes: 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", 8", 5 pc Set, 7 pc Set
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.

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    Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, brilliant, warm. Narrow range, clean mix. Very responsive feel. Slightly shattering, explosive attack with warm, mellow bell-like fade. Features an exotic feeling, very dominant center tone with soft, swirling over- and undertones. Available individually, as pairs with straps, or strung up pairs. Could also be used as very unusual mini hats or mounted upside down over a ride bell.

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