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Anyone Play Drums?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by groundhog, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. groundhog


    Jan 23, 2014
    Would love to see anyone's drum sets. I am thinking about trying it, but I'll need to raise some funds to do so.
  2. sonicblue62

    sonicblue62 Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Twin Falls, Idaho
    Drums rule! I have a 60's ludwig set. I'm not that good, but it's fun to lay down a groove. I'll post pics when I get time.
  3. I play a bit. Same as above its a lot of fun to lay something down. But I definitely suck haha Its a really cheap Millennium Percussion kit. I have dreams of getting the Bonham size Ludwig kit and maybe a Steve Jordan kit with the smaller drums. But for now I use what I have haha. I really need new cymbals. I like my ride and one crash. The other 2 crashes and the high- hat need replacing.

    I do have a Ludwig Supraphonic Snare... It makes everything sound better

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  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I do. Frankenstein Pearl kit. Pearl forum kick drum, pearl forum 14 inch tom, 80s pearl export 16 inch tom. Hohner steel snare with wooden top hoop. Sabian AAX hi hats (borrowed from a friend, mine are Paiste), cracked Paiste Rude Crash/Ride, Zildjian Edge ride, really cracked Zildjian crash/ride.
  5. marko138


    May 24, 2013
    Perry County PA
    Sure do. Been behind the kit for almost 8 years now.



  6. Marko that's a great looking kit!
  7. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    In some ways I wish I could play drums.
    It would make it handy to record stuff.
    And it could be fun.

    But when I sit behind drums my sense of rhythm doesn't come with me.
    Nor does my co-ordination.
  8. we're looking for a drummer for our band. we're in the los angeles california area. join the unemploid.
  9. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    No pic of my kit but I have been playing drums since 1978. My kit is a mix of 70's and 80's Pearl drums with a Ludwig snare. I have two kick drums, three upper toms, two floor toms, an array of 70's and 80's Zildjian cymbals, a Sabian splash and a Paiste china boy. Ludwig pedals and mismatched cymbal stands round out the rest of the set.
  10. avri62


    Jan 28, 2012
    Here's my 1980 Slingerland J5 kit that took me almost 2 years to restore to original.

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  11. marko138


    May 24, 2013
    Perry County PA
    Thanks man. They are Tama Starclassics. I love them.
  12. Gaolee

    Gaolee It's all about the polyester

    I have been learning. In a few months, I might actually proudly suck. Until then, I can't even claim to be that good.
  13. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Playing drums is a great thing for bassists to do a bit of. I used to take drum lessons - though I never pursued drums seriously. I've taken conga lessons too and tend a little more toward hand percussion these days than kit.
  14. TomCHunley


    Jun 12, 2011
    Bowling Green, KY
    I practice a lot but still suck.
    I have a Pearl Forum kit with an 18" kick drum. I bought it last year hoping it would. Ake me a better bass player and help me talk to my drummer. My kids take lessons and I'm pretty sure the 8-year-old has more talent than I do. Family band, here we come (in a few years).
  15. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I do. I've always enjoyed drums quite a bit, it's a fun instrument to play.
  16. I couldn't play drums if my life depended on it. Luckily, I've always been in bands with terrific drummers
  17. Wagz


    May 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    All electronic kit here. A cheap hybrid DIY and Ion kit based on the Alesis SR-16 drum machine and an acoustic snare and tom (used as a kick drum) I converted to mesh heads. Not having the acoustic kit around the house allows me to have more basses and amps without getting a divorce, and it's a lot easier than mic'ing a kit when I want to record a basic drum track.
  18. Helaskold

    Helaskold 100% Mediocre

    Jul 22, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Yep! Equally confident in my drumming and bass playing abilities and I can always find a band on at least one of them. Totally apples and oranges as far as writing parts goes which helps keep you fresh on both instruments. I think it's great to know both sides of the rhythm section whether you gig on both or not.
  19. HockeyDawg


    Oct 12, 2012
    I bought a cheap used kit and then added a few pieces to it, usually bartering for cybals. It's set up just like the drummer's kit in my main band so that we can practice at my place or his place. I'm not much of a drummer, but I'm trying to get better. The plan is eventually have the drummer and I swap instruments for a song since he can play some bass. Since we are a two piece band, we thought it would be cool. So far the hardest part is for me to play what little drums I can and try to sing. Not working out so good so far.
  20. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Used to have a 7 piece Pearl Export kit. I got it cheap from a friend. Once I started buying cymbals I quickly learned drums are insanely expensive. I decided to sell the kit and dedicate my time and effort into learning the guitar. Instead of playing three instruments at a mediocre level I focused on two at a slightly better than mediocre level.