Lars Daugaard

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Lars Daugaard

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About

Paiste Artist Since
April 1994

Nationality
Denmark

Main Affiliations
Gnags
Steffen Schackinger
Sko/Torp

Other Affiliations
One Two
Savage Rose
Cowgirls
Maryam Mursal
Poul Krebs

Website
www.larsdaugaard.dk

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„I've been playing Paiste cymbals for 26 years - in reality 42 years actually. Never wanted to play anything else, because nothing comes close. Thank you Paiste. :-) “

Setup

Lars Daugaard

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Hi-Hat (Discontinued)
18" Masters Dark Crash
22" Masters Dark Ride
20" Formula 602 Classic Paperthin
20" Masters Dark Ride

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Lars went to PIT in Hollywood Ca. from 1987-88. Graduated with honors and won the most improved player award. Since returning to Denmark in 1988, Lars has played in pretty much any musical situation and with many danish pop rock bands i.a.: Gnags, One Two, Savage Rose, Cowgirls, Poul Krebs, Skagarack, Lars Muhl, Maryam Mursal etc. On a regular basis he’s working with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and Fredericia Theatre. Besides this Lars is a member of the Steffen Schackinger trio and legendary danish pop/rock band Gnags. Lars operates his own recording studio since 2005. So far 25 albums and many other recording projects have been recorded and mixed at LD-Studio - www.drumtracks.dk.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, silvery, airy with a mystical touch. Medium wide range, fairly complex mix. Very soft, papery feel. Very responsive. A graceful crash cymbal for delicate, sensitive playing with light sticks, brushes, rods and hands. Well suited for mallet rolls.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

  • Sounds