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So, I've heard people use the words tubs when talking about drums and pies when talking about cymbals over the past few years. Hadn't heard it prior to that, but I lived a sheltered life without forums back then.

Is there a history to the use of these, or is this a more recent trend? I get using pies for cymbals as you save one syllable, but why tubs for drums?

Edited by JazzyJeff, 10 January 2017 - 09:54 AM.

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No, I remember hearing those terms as far back as the 60's, usually used by non-drummers trying to sound hip.

 

I'll be using those terms immediately after taking my first selfie. Heh...


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I used to play in a group with another drummer.  We took turns on the kit & percussion.  We referred to it as tubs and toys.


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I never was a fan of the phrase "tubs" for drums. It's probably me taking things too seriously, but I always felt it wasn't a flattering name for what I consider (usually) a beautiful instrument. That's just me again. Not enough to get in a fight over though!


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I never was a fan of the phrase "tubs" for drums. It's probably me taking things too seriously, but I always felt it wasn't a flattering name for what I consider (usually) a beautiful instrument. That's just me again. Not enough to get in a fight over though!

 

+1. Maybe I'm being overly sensitive because drummers don't always get the respect they deserve as musicians. Those terms seem to demean the instrument.


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I have considered the two terms as loving slang for drummers in the know ?   ;-)


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I don't care what they call them as long as they call me to play :)
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I don't say tubs, pies, ride tom, or kick drum.


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Don't forget skins. 


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Don't forget skins. 

That either.


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Slingy and Luddy :rolleyes:


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I started playing drums in 1970. I have always called them drums and cymbals.


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Not a fan of either of those especially pies. Kick doesn't bother me and have used that one.
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How about plates for cymbals?  


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I feel they are beautiful instruments but have referred to them as buckets to friends and to be funny.  Cymbals have always been cymbals to me. 

 

To some of our fans that I get to know I'll make a statement like; "Hope you don't mind but we are getting ready to make some noise tonight."  Then I get replies back, especially from the women:  "But it's a beautiful noise and we're ready."

 

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Edited by CherryClassic, 10 January 2017 - 11:02 PM.

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12x8 13x9
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^^^^^^

 

I've always referred to that as 8x12 9x13.  I believe the industry has changed that back and forth over the years so either way seems to be correct.

 

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how about i should have used a china instead of a thingy type simball.

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like calling a guitar an 'axe' or a clarinet a 'licorice stick'. 


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12x8 13x9


8x12 9x13


12x8 13x9 = dd mm yyyy

8x12 9x13 = mm dd yyyy

I'm from down under and I'm ya dd mm yyyy guy, but USAians seem to like mm dd yyyy

Your kilometres / mileage may vary
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