Tico Torres

Bon Jovi

Tico Torres

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About

Paiste Artist Since
November 1984

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Bon Jovi

Setup

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Biography

As a young jazz fan, studying with Joe Morello, Tico never could have imagined the success that would come his way. Even before he joined with Jon Bon Jovi in 1983, Tico had a successful career as a drummer. His studio and live experience with Frankie and the Knockouts, Pat Benatar, Chuck Berry, Cher, Alice Cooper, and Stevie Nicks helped to establish him as a first call player. Playing with Bon Jovi has simply been the icing on the cake. Few bands embodied the era of pop-metal like Bon Jovi. The New Jersey-based quintet developed an ingratiatingly melodic and professional variation of hard-rock - one that appealed as much to teenagers as to adults. Their videos helped propel 1986's Slippery When Wet and 1988's New Jersey into multi-platinum status around the world. The group managed to subtly change their image in the early '90s, moving away from metal and concentrating on straightforward arena-rock and ballads. The shift in style worked, and Bon Jovi is still the only American pop-metal band of the '80s to retain a sizable audience throughout the '90s and into today.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, clean, energetic, strong. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy response, controllable feel. Big, clean, glassy ping over a dry, dark and bell-like wash. The classic power ride sound for mainly Rock and Metal applications.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, full sounding crash, complex, trashy ride. The definitive classic rock china sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, clean mix. Slightly heavy feel. Clear, full open sound. Cutting, precise chick sound. Good for heavier playing.

  • Sounds