Message From Mike Bordin
Mike Bordin began playing Yamaha Drums as a teenager and turned down almost every other company’s endorsement offers. He believed that Yamaha Drums were superior as a teenager and still does to this day.
Mike Bordin played in Faith No More for 16 years, and sold numerous records. He has toured internationally and depended heavily on the drums and hardware to develope a personal sound.
Some other artists Mike has performed or recorded with are Ozzy Osborne, Jerry Cantrell and Korn. Mike is currently on tour with Ozzy.
It should come as no surprise that Bordin, who has pounded skins for ironic metallists Faith No More, classic metallist Ozzy Osbourne, and millennial metallists Korn, draws from many sources. “The drummers I worship as gods among men are guys like Art Blakey, Tony Williams, John Bonham. But I don’t try to be some of the drummers I look up to. I just take them with me wherever I go.”
With Faith No More, Bordin pioneered an innovative style that emphasized full-kit, tom-driven grooves over tight kick-and-snare patterns;an approach, he says, that was a direct outgrowth of his studies with West African master drummer C.K. Lapzekpo. Many other heavy drummers gravitated toward a similar style during the ‘90s. Does Bordin ever feel they jumped on his bandwagon? “It’s not my bandwagon,” he shrugs. “I jump on somebody else’s bandwagon, and somebody else jumps on mine. It’s a continuum.”
Bordin, says he didn’t consciously modify his style when he started performing with Ozzy in the wake of Faith No More’s 1996 dissolution, but that some mental adjustments were required: “Faith No More had heavy songs, but we weren’t comfortable being a straight metal band. But playing ‘Goodbye to Romance’ and ‘Crazy Train’ with Ozzy had none of that irony. It’s just straight-up, white-boy metal. My challenges were to play it faithfully and make it interesting. You’ve got to be open to doing whatever you have to do to make the music work, rather than saying, ‘I’m going to do it my way or else."
Does Korn, with whom Bordin has toured for the last year, triangulate between those two attitudes? “To some extent, yes,” he says. “When I joined Korn, I definitely perceived common starting points, so I felt pretty comfortable. But Korn takes everything to greater extremes. It’s like the difference between a Model A Ford and a Porsche Turbo Carrera. It was an exciting time to play with those guys, because they were a little vibed about playing in front of 70,000 people each gig opening for Metallica. But they stepped up to the plate, and they were amazing.”
Asked about his influences, drummer Mike Bordin mimics Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones: “Influences? Whaddaya got?”
One unvarying aspect of Bordin’s style is his unconventional setup. “I’m left-handed,” he says, “but I use my right foot and play with the hi-hat on the left like a right-handed person would. But my ride and China cymbals are also on the left, while the toms are arranged right-handed.”
Another constant is Yamaha drums. “I’m a good Yamaha boy,” grins Bordin. “I’ve always played them. All Yamaha drums are totally hand-made. Most other companies start with pre-made shells and Taiwanese hardware, but Yamaha makes the shells and hardware themselves. It’s quality stuff.”
and Regarding for Hardware.
"I trust Yamaha hardware night after night to stand up to the stress of touring, wear and tear of live shows, and even to support the occasional Lead Vocalist front flip off a full Marshall Stack and landing directly on the Rack…with only slight damage to the singer."
Mike Bordin has kept using the Yamaha drum since he tried to play and liked the Yamaha drums in brown color that he had found at the musical instrument store in Oakland in 1978. Now he is using Oak Custom for recording with several bands, such as "Faith No More", or for performance tours all over the world. Yamaha marketed his signature snare drum SD6465MB in 2004. A kind of special hammering was processed on the lower half of the 2-mm thick copper shell for him who is known as a power hitter, which eventually enabled the snare drum to sound richer and bigger in various directions.
LIVE CUSTOM Prodej ukončen
Live Custom série je vytvořena s velkým zaměřením na živé vystupování. Využívá 1,2 mm silné vrstvy dubu, které jsou o 10% silnější, než ty které jsou použity na bicích sadách Oak Custom. Korpusy basových bubnů jsou složeny z osmi vrstev, zatímco korpusy tomů, floor tomů, a snarů jsou složeny z vrstev šesti. Live Custom nabízí zvuk s vekou silou a hloubkou, dodává bohatou a výraznou sílu, která přesahuje představy, a je vybaven hardwarem zkonstruovaným s několika novými, inovativními nápady, které neuvěřitelnou stabilitu a spolehlivost i ve velmi náročném prostředí jeviště. Zvuk dubu je čistý a velmi dobře definovaný se silnými basy, které s vámi zatřesou. Na jevišti, ale stejně tak i ve studiu, Live Custom nabízejí hutný, bohatý tón s úctu vzbuzující presencí.Dostupné další barvy
Snare bicí Recorging Custom Stainless Steel
Modely snare bubnů Recorging Custom Stainless Steel. 2 verze rozměrů.
Základní sada systému HEXRACKII se sestává ze dvou nohou a je plně kompatibilní se systémovým hardwarem Yamaha. Je vhodná pro pěti dílnou bicí sadu se zavěšeným floor tomem. Při porovnání s typickým sestavením bicí sady, systém HEXRACKII vyžaduje daleko méně prostoru a omezuje změť na podlaze, vytvářenou nohami stojanů atd., okolo bicí sady. Trubky systému a racky jsou vyrobeny z hliníkové slitiny, která celý systém odlehčuje a usnadňuje transport a sestavení. A díky široké paletě dostupných volitelných držáků celý systém nabízí skvělou rozšiřitelnost.
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