Fairfax Vol. 1

Fairfax Vol. 1

Beefy American Rock Drums

  • Punchy, muscular drums for that classic American Rock sound
  • The Terminator - The holy grail of snare drums.
  • Recorded in the legendary Sound City
$79.00

Audio demos

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The studio

Fairfax Recordings

Los Angeles

Fairfax Recordings, A.K.A. Sound City... this place is so important to the history of Rock and Roll that Dave Grohl directed a feature-length documentary about it. Nirvana recorded "Nevermind" there in 1990, but since 1969, this one legendary room has pumped out an unbelievable stream of seminal rock albums; Pat Benetar, Metallica, Guns'n'Roses, Slayer, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, the list goes on and on.

Now you can have the extraordinary drum sound from this studio right in your DAW. The well-maintained vintage gear, the vintage Altec console, the irreplaceable microphones, the kit, and the magic of the room itself all shine through in this ADpak, giving you a slice of the sound that defined American rock music.

Fairfax Vol. 1

Vintage drum kit –Gretsch "Stop Sign"

To deliver that beefy, muscular drum sound that makes American rock so great, we picked a vintage Gretsch "Stop Sign" kit. This 6 ply kit from the '70s produces a well-rounded sound with a lot of punch and great sustain, and nicely tuneable skins. For snares, we've spoiled you with a beautiful Craviotto Custom Shop snare and an ultra-rare Tama Bell Brass snare that is pretty much the holy grail of snare drums. This Tama snare, known in the industry as "the Terminator" featured on pretty much every huge rock hit of the '80s and '90s, and now we captured it in it's spiritual home for you to use in your productions.

Kit details

  • Stop Sign
    Gretsch Stop Sign 24x16"
  • Bell Brass
    Tama Bell Brass 14x7"
  • Craviotto Custom Shop
    Craviotto Craviotto Custom Shop 14x7"
  • Iveson's Custom
    Iveson's Custom 16"
  • Stop Sign
    Gretsch Stop Sign 12x8"
  • Stop Sign
    Gretsch Stop Sign 13x9"
  • Stop Sign (Hi)
    Gretsch Stop Sign (Hi) 14x14"
  • Stop Sign (Lo)
    Gretsch Stop Sign (Lo) 14x14"
  • K Dark Thin
    Zildjian K Dark Thin 18"
  • K Crash Ride
    Zildjian K Crash Ride 20"
  • Iveson's Selection Dark
    Iveson's Selection Dark 24"
  • Low China
    Zildjian Low China 20"
  • Tom Stop Sign Shell Hit
    Gretsch Tom Stop Sign Shell Hit
  • Clap - 3 people
    Clap - 3 people
Kick:
  • 24x16" Gretsch Stop Sign
Snare:
  • 14x6.5" Tama Bell Brass (a.k.a. "The Terminator")
  • 14x7" Craviotto Custom Shop
Toms:
  • 12x8" Gretsch Stop Sign
  • 13x9" Gretsch Stop Sign
  • 14x14" Gretsch Stop Sign (low tuned)
  • 14x14" Gretsch Stop Sign (high tuned)
Cymbals:
  • 16" Iveson's Custom Hihat
  • 18" Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash
  • 20" Zildjian K Crash Ride
  • 20" Zildjian Low China
  • 24" Iveson's Selection Dark Ride
Extra:
  • Gretsch Stop Sign Tom Shell Hit
  • Handclap (3 people)