Rolf Pilve

Stratovarius

Rolf Pilve

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About

Paiste Artist Since
April 2013

Nationality
Finland

Main Affiliations
Stratovarius
Smackbound
The Dark Element

Other Affiliations
Solution.45
Status minor
Reversion

Website
www.rolfpilvedrumming.com

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Biography

I am Rolf Pilve, 32-year-old professional drummer and drum teacher from Helsinki, Finland. I graduated from Pop & Jazz Conservatory in 2015 and I have been teaching privately for the last 10 years. I’m also teacher at The Drum Technique Academy (https://www.drumtechniqueacademy.net/) including some of the finest drummers in the extreme metal drumming scene. As a drummer my main job is playing drums for Stratovarius, one of the biggest heavy metal bands in Finland. I have had the privilege to tour all over the world with Stratovarius and played some of the biggest festivals in Europe. I also work as freelance drummer and I've played shows and recorded with some of the household names in the industry: Wintersun - https://www.instagram.com/wintersunofficial/ Solution. 45 - https://www.solution45.com Pop & Roll - TV production Joe Lynn Turner (ex. Rainbow)

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: 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, fully, silvery, sizzling. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Quick response, somewhat soft feel. Great cutting splash with a rich sound for all purpose stage or studio applications.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Fairly dirty, full, cutting, rich. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Very responsive feel. Full, barking and piercing, yet somewhat cushy open sound. Tight and rough chick sound. A very balanced hi-hat with a healthy dose of dirt and a note of darkness, featuring enhanced power for players that require a consistently strong pair of hi-hats.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Very bright, slightly trashy, full, exotic. Wide range, complex mix. Fast, responsive, explosive crash, loud, clear defined bell. Very unique, versatile china for flexible application.

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