Crazy For you - Regional - Bill Klymus
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Bill Klymus' percussion setup for Crazy For You at the Granville Performing Arts Center in Garland, Texas.
"Crazy For You was an interesting show due to the fact that it was one of the first books to specifically call for a malletKat. Since I don't own one I had to do the opposite of what many other people do - I had to substitute acoustic instruments for electronic ones. This caused a few range issues with the chimes and vibes, but they were overcome fairly easily. Due to space, I couldn't bring an acoustic marimba, so those parts were played on the xylophone, with cord mallets. When possible, I played them an octave lower to compensate for transposition issues.
Since the theater's pit moves up and down at the beginning and end of the performance, I had to stay clear of the pit walls, so space was a bit reduced."
- Ludwig 26" and 29" Professional Series Timpani
- Musser Kelon Xylophone
- Deagan Bells
- Musser M44 Combo Vibraphone
- Deagan 1 1/2" Chimes
- Sabian 18" HHX Suspended Cymbal
- Alan Abel 4" and 6" Triangles (mounted on a Grover Dual Triangle Mount, with a Miller Machine for the 6" triangle)
- Zildjian D Natural Crotale
- Fire Alarm/Fight Bell
- Bell Plate
- LP Cyclops Tambourine (mounted)
- Carroll Sound Bell Tree
- Slide Whistle
- Slap Stick
- Frank Epstein Castanets
- LP Cabasa
- Spectrasound Mark Tree
Pop-gun and tuned taxi horns were not needed as those sections were cut.
- Encore 202R Symphonic Series Bell/Xylo Mallets (with two layers of mole skin on one side of the ball for quick changes to timpani)
- Mike Balter 22R Pro Vibe Mallets
- Vic Firth M25 Gary Burton Vibe Mallets
- Innovative Percussion IP907 Brass Bell Mallets
- Stoessel Triangle Beater
- David Herbert 3W Timpani Mallets
Bill Klytmus - August 2015