Sheldon Reed

Gothic Tropic

Sheldon Reed

About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2018

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Gothic Tropic
Cardioid
Lucy & La Mer

Follow Artist

„Paiste takes care of me! They're patient and always make the time to help me find the right sound for every musical occasion.“

Setup

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Masters Thin Hi-Hat Top (regular)
15" Masters Dark Hi-Hat Bottom (regular)
20" Masters Thin
22" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
18" Masters Dark Crash

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Masters Thin Hi-Hat Top (regular)
15" Masters Dark Hi-Hat Bottom (regular)
20" Masters Thin
22" Masters Thin

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Sheldon Reed has been a student of music since the age of fourteen. When approaching music, authenticity and versatility have remained his main focus to create a unique sound. After attending Houston’s notable High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Sheldon made his way to Boston where he completed his undergrad studies at Berklee College of Music. Sheldon has had the privilege of working with a variety of great artists. His talent and ability has given him the opportunity to make a living playing a range of styles such as jazz, hiphop, pop & rock. He has been featured on numerous video and recording projects. A few being viral videos with Postmodern Jukebox, as well as in collaborations with American music producer/filmmaker Kurt Hugo Schneider. Sheldon currently plays with award winning songwriter Lucy & La Mer, performing live on numerous radio stations and at west coast festivals. When he’s not playing shows with up-and coming bands, Los Angeles based drummer enjoys giving music demonstrations & performances at schools, aspiring to impact the music industry at large.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Fine stick sound with hints of silver and wood over a broad, low-pitched warm, deep, multilayered wash. Wide, warm, full crash sound. Very lively, controllable. Multifunctional cymbal for refined ride playing and swelling, deep crashes. Also well suited for mallet playing mallets.

  • 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