I've noticed that some internet forums are chock full of new members asking a question, only to get an immediate response that doesn't answer their question but tells them to do a search. I don't see that often at all here. If a search is suggested it's usually accompanied with an answer and/or a helpful link to an existing thread that has some useful information. I just wanted to call attention to something I see as very positive here on DFO. You guys are great - thanks for making this forum so good.
It's everything you need to add an Atlas Arch and cymbal arm to your bass drum without any drilling. I used these for a couple of years on a bass drum that never left my house, so they're in absolutely excellent condition. For just $100.00 you get:
1. Atlas Arch and the two Atlas mounts required to mount it. (Note: I have a third Atlas Mount you can have for an additional $20 if you need it for a tom.)
2. Atlas Aerodyne long cymbal tilter or Atlas Classic telescoping cymbal tilter (your choice) with one Atlas mount and a short 12mm rod. You could also add $20 to the total and get both cymbal tilters. (FYI, the Aerodyne is a bit lower than the Classic telescoping stand at its lowest level.)
I would prefer to sell all of the above as one package. If you must only have one or the other, then I will split it up for $75 each for your choice of #1 or #2 as listed above.
All prices include shipping within the continental USA.
I just did it, and talking to the leader was a lot like breaking up with someone. The infamous breakup line, "it's not you - it's me" comes to mind.
This is a band I've been in for several years and have loved it. We don't gig too often and we all have other lives and work, but we have tried to rehearse every week and play out somewhere about once or twice a month at most. It works for me, and we all get along great. The problem was that I can see that my work is getting ready to start demanding a lot of my time, such that from mid September through the end of the year I won't have time to rehearse or gig, then going forward it lets off a bit but still will be more time consuming than it is now. It's really going to be that busy for me, and that has to be my priority. Add to that, we're bringing in a new singer and she's possibly the best singer I've ever worked with - bringing the band to a new level and excitement about getting more gigs. How could I possibly lead them on and then go AWOL right when the band should be ramping up in the fall? I can't do that to them, so day before yesterday I talked to the leader and told him. He's wanting me to reconsider but I explained that if I did change my mind that won't change the fact that they won't have a drummer in a couple of months. This way I can work with them while the drummer search is on and they won't have to miss a beat (Bad pun, I know). Anyway - it's one of the hardest decisions I've had to make in my drumming. They're kind of like family in a way, and I've been through a lot with the leader over the past few years.
I'm mainly venting, decision being made, but I would welcome feedback too.