Kris Gustofson

Trauma

Kris Gustofson

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About

Paiste Artist Since
September 1989

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Trauma

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Setup

Kris Gustofson

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hat
19" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
18" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
18" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
14" Sound Formula Reflector Heavy Hi-Hat (discontinued)
22" 3000 Reflector Power Ride (discontinued)
19" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
18" Alpha Medium Swiss Crash (discontinued)
22" Signature Heavy China (discontinued)

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Kris Gustofson, began playing drums at a very early age, heavily influenced by his father, Jazz drummer Gus Gustofson among many others. Kris has an incredible talent for playing for the song. His abilities are captured on many albums he has played on. And is credited with working with some of the top engineers/producers in music. He is well versed in many styles of music. His live performances are full of power and precision. Kris continues to record and tour nationally and internationally. He is also the co, owner of Rivet Records/The Orchard/ Sony, releasing many styles of music worldwide. He also has been in many music magazines from around the globe. Drum soloist, clinician, as well. Playing Paiste cymbals exclusively since 89'.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, explosive, full, sparkling, warm. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Even, giving feel with a powerful attack, sharp response and a nice sparkling fade. A strong, full, durable and cutting crash with radiant sound.

  • 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"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, focused mix. Responsive feel. Bright, aggressive open sound. Sharp, cutting chick sound. Excellent for articulate playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, trashy. Wide range with complex frequencies. Well suited for stronger china ride playing and big, exotic crashes.

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