Many of you say it isnt how it sounds to the drummer but how it sounds to the audience. So did any of you use a buddy playing a kit for you to listen to before you bought the drums. If you did I have two questions. What did you buY? Did this method help you?
Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:05 PM
Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:25 PM
Drum Center of Indianapolis.
Worked great hearing it from a different perspective. Still have and use it.
Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:10 PM
Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:39 PM
I've had a few drum buddies; we'd play each others kits, tune together, listen together, etc....
By all means get a friend to help you.
Posted 13 August 2018 - 01:39 AM
I've never intentionally asked someone to do that, but one of the guys working at Revival can't help himself. If someone seems interested in a kit, he gets on and rocks out while he talks about the kit. At first it annoyed me but then I saw the value of hearing it from a different place.
Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:42 AM
Kind of indirectly, yeah. When I'm working on reviews for Drum!, I always try and have a friend stop by and play whatever I'm working on so I can hear it from the other side and from a bit of distance. I always hear something new that changes my thoughts on the instrument.
I bought a Sakae Trilogy kit last year. I had reviewed one for my own site three or four years ago, and one of the things that stuck out the most was hearing it from the other side. I thought the drums sounded broad and a little tubby up top from the player's perspective - it was exactly what I wanted to hear in a 'vintage-style' kit or whatever. But from the listener's perspective, they were so much deeper and more powerful. They were moving so much air. They totally knocked me out, and it stuck with me for a couple of years until I had a little panic attack about them slowing down and though "Okay, I need to buy those drums right now before I won't be able to anymore."
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