Well said .. I'm old school and if I buy something new in drums/hardware I tend to sell off it's equivalent but hey I really enjoy seeing the big collections posted here. If I were younger i'd be the same.No bearing on me! I have heard some really old gear bring held together with band aides being played like no other, and being mike just sound kick ass. I hold no judgement either way, unless its a know it all with an ego out his butt! Otherwords character speaks louder than chosen equipment!
I agree with this. I see this with guitarists too. If you're actually a pro musician that's utilizing all that gear then great, but I'm seeing more and more players with huge collections of snares, cymbals, etc that can barely play in time. What's the point? Better to have that gear available for players who will actually use it properly, not just leave it on the shelf. It also annoys me when a famous musician is selling a bunch of stuff on Reverb or somewhere and all the collectors swoop in to buy the most coveted items, which are then put on a shelf for display instead of being used. I can see why you would do that with a signed cymbal or something like that but I see it happen with amps and things like that too.I can speak only to excessively large collections owned by people who rarely play the bulk of it, or who never come to play it very well. And it's important to distinguish between being bothered by it and being dumbstruck by it.
I'm not bothered by what anyone spends money on at all. Life is short, spend it however you want to. That counter argument, or justification, to me is a big red herring. Because what we're talking about is a retail obsession that's gone off the rails when people have homes stuffed full of drums or storage units and so on. I'm just astounded at just how much some people buy and how forums normalize what I see as a perversity to the point of celebrating it.
It's plainly evident that for some people constantly searching and shopping for gear they covet and buying an inordinate amount of it has replaced the enthusiasm, effort, and ultimately the reward of seeing yourself improve and expressing your musical ideas. And that is after all the point of owning what they're buying. Realistically, there's no way someone who spends the time and energy comparing prices and reviews and selling and flipping and reading and posting about gear has the energy leftover to sit down with the concentration necessary to use the object they covet as it was intended. I understand how it happens, and I'm sympathetic, but I don't understand how someone does it for decades without a clue.
Is there that much difference between a 28” and 26” or 24” bass drum ???I love "gear".
I really have zero to say about what anyone buys, or how they use it.
I "like" or gravitate toward certain things, but that's aesthetic based, and everyone does that.
Little things have drawn me in--like the old Rogers hi hat clutch that was used by everyone in the late 60's early 70's.
I just always thought it was the coolest looking piece, with that "wing" looking T bolt tightener... haha!
To this day, my favorite "looking" kits are still a 4 piece, or 1 up, 2 down Club Date style kits with minimal cymbals--
What did that was I was blown away by seeing Mel Taylor getting all that sound out of a 4 piece kit and ONE cymbal!
I also did the Neil Peart, Alex Van Halen, Tommy Aldridge style kits too. Throw in the Carmine double chinas in there too haha! Carmine's Maple Ludwig Realistic Rock kit was a HUGE favorite too.
As far as set ups, how someone places, or angles something is fine by me because THEY have to be comfortable with it. They also have to lug it around if they gig. I used a 28" bass drum for over 10 years--until I got tired of hauling it. Now I just use a 26....a 24 for recording.
My stuff would probably bug some people, but that's not my problem.
I mainly use shorter, double butt sticks (15", various diams), and don't really use a "ride" cymbal a lot of the time haha!
WTF? NO TIP on the stick?!? ...Yeah, well, when I was a kid, I had strictly snare drum lessons for about 5 years and I think I still know how to get what I want from a(ny) stick haha!
My tipped sticks have a large, bulb tip and a sloped neck in various diams, and are 15.5" long.
Leroy Aaron Rhodes has made my sticks (he's on facebook) almost 4 years now, and he's been getting quite a few BIG named guys lately.
Heck yeah there's difference between a 24, 26 & 28.Is there that much difference between a 28” and 26” or 24” bass drum ???
If that 28” is what I like . It can’t be that darn hard to haul around !!!
Don’t y’all have vans ???
I absolutely agree 100%! Even myself, a self avowed GAS sufferer will admit that if I don't have a need or the intention of actually using a piece, then I don't buy it. And if I do, I usually will sell something to stay at a number I am comfortable with. BUT, and here is the point... that fine line is 100% dependent on each individual person and has nothing to do with our own personal "hog" line.I don't like when I feel I'm BEING A HOG..
I mean I COULD HOG....
to what benefit
There has to be a future
instead of just BEING a HOG
there's a fine line you come up against when you ask yourself. Self, am I being a HOG?