Do any of you play the drums, or am I the only one?

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Re: Do any of you play the drums, or am I the only one?

Post by Billy Pro » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:58 am

I love watching drumb performance, but I am not able to play :(

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Re: Do any of you play the drums, or am I the only one?

Post by bandit2013 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:42 am

Billy Pro wrote:I love watching drumb performance, but I am not able to play :(
I was there three years ago. I blame this on my friend from work who bought an inexpensive e-drum kit for his children to play (actually he bought it for himself). Often times we would have three guitarist in one room (co-workers) so why not give the drums a try. I have been addicted ever since.... Started with a Rolland TD-15KV and had to get the two other trigger positions filled. That was fun and still is today but had to have the real deal so I moved up to a middle range acoustic set.

I still cannot play the drums either....getting better at it (me thinks). Awesome instrument to get some frustrations out or just to make noise. Good workout too as I have lost some weight since I have been playing. I never break a sweat playing guitar or bass unless it is hot out.

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Re: Do any of you play the drums, or am I the only one?

Post by braveluke » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:43 pm

Check my gears out!
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It's not the best drum on the world but It's my best drum gears on my life.
My father gave me them in my 23's birthday.
I'm an engineer but I have the love for music, especially drums and learn it by myself.
I won't regret stopping learnt higher education for a drum class xD.

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Re: Do any of you play the drums, or am I the only one?

Post by bandit2013 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:30 am

Awesome drum kit. Sometimes the vintage kits have a lot of life in them. I am new to drumming and never played drums prior to March of 2015. I had thought I started in 2014 but was mistaken. So I played for 2 years now. Never really practiced as much as I did with the guitar and found I only played the drums when I was composing music (added drum tracks last).

I did finally get a full drum kit recording and used an old project for the drumming. Deleted the e-drum tracks I made with the Rolland TD-15KV drum set. Acoustic drums are definitely different, take more effort and sound so much better. Still learning new tricks as well as tricks for recording.... Had to order some -20dB pads for the Tascam as I found the outputs were a bit too much for the inputs by 20dB. Max level on the mic inputs of the Tascam is +2dBu, the Soundcraft pumps out +21.5dBu. May explain part why there was signal shift in the recording as the compressor during mastering was adjusting levels.

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Re: Do any of you play the drums, or am I the only one?

Post by bandit2013 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:24 am

This past weekend I went shopping for some accent or effects cymbals and possibly a new snare to shake things up a bit with the drum kit. Always need more cymbals right? Well not necessarily. What does matter more than that is the snare drum. I do like the one that came with the kit, however I felt it was lacking something. I was looking for a deep snare more than 6 inches and having more than 8 lugs. Was interested in trying out a Gretsch artist Mark Shulman snare but could not find one locally. The clerk at one of the stores said he had a few that would blow my mind more so than the one I inquired about. Played a few in the store and decided on one that I thought had all of the features and construction quality that would be satisfying. I came home with a Ludwig 6.5x14 Black Beauty. Lets just say it is amazing. I could not believe what I was hearing and actually made playing the drums more enjoyable. I have also learned a few things based on my first recording session prior to getting the snare drum. Will have to see how things work out this weekend. I am really wanting to get the JP-2C into the mix as I have not worked that into a project yet. Actually with the new mixer on board, will have to also dial in the RA100 and see how that works.

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Re: Do any of you play the drums, or am I the only one?

Post by bandit2013 » Wed May 24, 2017 7:05 pm

I was not the verge of getting another drum set, Tama Starclassic Performer B/B 5 pc shell pack with an extra 8 inch to go with it. The Maple Gretsch kit is nice but waned something a bit warmer in tone. The Evans hydraulic heads sounded great until I got another snare drum. Wound up with some new heads to try out, Remo Emperor Suede heads. Now those give me the tone I was hoping for. The hydraulic heads were worth while but the Emperor White Suede heads are a much better choice for me at the moment. Also first time I was able to get a 2B on the 16 tom where it did not sound like you were striking a paper bag. Still prefer a 2C#. Had to get the Mesa TC-50 and put off the next drum set for next year if at all.

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Re: Do any of you play the drums, or am I the only one?

Post by braveluke » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:06 am

WOW WOW, no no... these legendary kit!!!!!

I wish I could go there and play them!






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Re: Do any of you play the drums, or am I the only one?

Post by bandit2013 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:16 am

The Remo Emperor heads were the ticket to awesome drum tone. I prefere the stock head on the Ludwig snare drum though.
I did find almost local music shop in NC (2 hour drive) that had the Tama set I was interested in but in a different color. I did not care much for the moving floor tom. The tom suspension system also was not to my liking. I guess I made the right choice to get the Mesa TC-50 after all. Plus the money I was saving for the Tama drum set was enough to get another killer guitar that I found by chance. Kiesel DC600 with piezo Floyd Rose bridge. I am extremely impressed with it. I may get around to adding a few more items to the drum set I have now. A 24 inch kick drum would be interesting or perhaps an 18 inch. Wonder what is available that would match the set I have now. Will have to check. May even get a set of roto toms since I am a big fan of Pink Floyd and there are a few songs that use them.

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