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Lacretia "T.T." Bolden was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up as a young child playing drums in church and traveling around the city playing for her mother (Lucretia Colston- Bolden). Being surrounded by music, it was only a matter of time before she found her lifelong hobby. She began playing the drums at the age of 2. All though, at that time, a lot of people did not allow her to play, she kept her determination. Her mother took her places where her gift continued to grow. Lacretia earned a B.A. in music from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. While attending Central State, She sang and played drums for the Grammy nominated, Central State University Chorus. It was also at Central State where she was introduced to different styles of music by joining the colleges' Jazz Band and playing R&B/ Hip Hop styles with multiple local bands. Lacretias' musical ability has allowed her to tour annually to Germany,Italy, Austria and Switzerland . She has also had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Richard Smallwood, Kim Burrell, Lashawn Pace, Kierra Sheard, The Clark Sisters, The Cleveland Orchestra, and many more.
Sizes: 14", 15", 16"
Sound character: Mellow, warm, yet brilliant with a hissing shimmer. Medium range and fairly clean mix. Warm, light and woody open sound, paired with a well defined, soft chick-sound. A very classic hi-hat for multi-purpose application in different musical genres.
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.