Forgive the photo quality; I played in the poorly-lit garage out of deference to our neighbors.
We don’t have a Dark Satellites show booked, but when we do, EDIT: The next Dark Satellites show is Thursday, July 20, in KC at minibar and I’ll be bringing this guy – a three-piece Ludwig Vistalite in smoke – and I’ll be a lot louder.
The snare is a stand-in Slingerland marching snare (not the one I’ve been using live. I did use this one recording Ventura); Matt’s working on some custom hardware that will let me use the middle Vistalite tom as a snare.
The garage is reflective as all get-out of course, so while it sounds good I want to play it out before I make decisions about a resonant kick head, second cymbal stand, and heads generally.
It sits higher than the other kit (which, you may remember, is a tiny jazz kit) due to both the rack tom mounted on the much larger kick, and the enormous snare. Felt good, though.
I plan to loan Cory the gold sparkle Slingerland kit for a while to see if it’s of use to him.