Joshua Crawford

Independent

Joshua Crawford

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Paiste Artist Since
August 2020

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Independent

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Biography

On June 12th, 1990, I entered this world with two roommates: my bothers Justin and Jason. Yes, I am the oldest of a set of triplets and amazingly, we all are musicians. My interest in music began differently than you may have expected. I originally had an intense desire to play the guitar and my younger brother Justin, played the drums. We all started as church musicians and still play in church 'til this day, my brother Justin on drums and Jason on keys. Even though I wanted to play the guitar we didn’t have one yet so I sat in as a back up drummer scared to death hoping that my bro would never get tired, or just let me play the slow songs. However, my fear and hesitation to playing drums changed as soon as I joined my high school jazz band. Not to mention my brother Justin stopped progressing as a drummer and had now moved on to play guitar which now serves as his main instrument. My brothers, best friend Alex Rassberry, and I started a jazz band called 3+1, get it? We were now gigging all throughout our local city Newark NJ and my love for drumming was morphing into a love for different kinds of drummers. While were out trying to make a name for ourselves I would meet different talents and just seeing what other drummers were capable of was just awesome to me. That’s when I started my YouTube channel. I started doing reactions featuring different drummers and built a platform for the drum community with over 100,000 Subscribers and has generated over 14 million views. Can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Setup Cymbals

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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: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, fluttering slightly tinny. Medium range, complex mix. Flabby feel. Very responsive, and quick fading. Extraordinary, explosive sound where precise accents are needed in many styles of music. Also well-suited for hand playing.

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

    Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.

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

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

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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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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Brilliant, fat, powerful. Wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Strong stick sound. Energetic, bright open sound. Defined, solid chick. Versatile hi-hats for energetic playing. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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