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SIMMONS (electronic drums)

Larry's first use of electronics was during THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE tour. In that, he did use the SIMMONS SDS7 drum module, triggered by his acoustic drums, to fill out the sound of his drums.

"For arenas, we've started using a SDS7 Simmons triggered by the acoustic drums, just for sound reinforcement. I'm not really into it, but if we rely on the mic's too much for the up-front sound, there's too much ambience and the drum sound gets lost. The Simmons just tightens up the sound. We don't use it on every song, and there's no Simmons sound as such."
- LARRY MULLEN (Modern Drummer // 1985)


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