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After studying the violoncello and classical guitar, Nico Looser started to play the drums at the age of 13, inspired by bands like Santana, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Genesis. One year later he joined various bands and recorded his first alsbum with Nöggi. In 1981 Nico moved to New York, performed and recorded with various rock, pop, fusion, jazz and funk bands. Big Band experience under John Castellano. With his own bands The Splinters, Topshelf and Diving For Pearls he appeared in numerous NY clubs. Tours and recordings with Scarlet Rivera and Tracy Chapman were following. In the late 80s Nico joined Glamour Pop band Sluka with support act tours for Prince, Duran Duran and Bon Jovi. Back in Switzerland from 1992 on, Nico toured and recorded with several local and international top acts like Betty Legler, Fessler, Cyrano, Michael von der Heide, Pippo Pollina, Sina, Baschi, Max Mutzke and many more. His latest activities focused on Comedy Shows and tours with Marco Rima besides concerts with Swiss top acts Adrian Stern, Anna Rossinelli and others. Nico teaches at the Zuercher Hochschule der Kuenste ZHdK and the Musikschule Konservatorium Zuerich MKZ.
Sizes: 20", 21"
Sound character: Bright, rich, open, full. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Even, responsive feel and very controllable. Pronounced, bright and meaty stick sound supported by a solid wash. All-purpose cymbal for a wide range of musical applications.
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
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.