Drum Confessions Thread

Tornado

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Wise and helpful words - thanks.

Also just figured that if God made cymbal porn - a whole galaxy in the form of a glowing pair of half-open hats - what's wrong with spending a small chunk of brass on a small chunk of brass.

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Kind of looks like my Bosphorus Turk China.
 

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OK, for those that THINK you like me, go ahead and be prepared for the disappointment!
Here are my 10 "I's" in no particular order....

I do not understand the appeal of a suitcase kit....

I actually loath all things Cajon...

I do NOT lot listen to the Stones, The Beatles OR Zep, they have no appeal to me... respect them, yes (some more than others) but listen? Nope....

I love "jazz" and instrumental music in general more than vocal based (though make a living playing commercial top 40 pop), but never "got" be-bop. Loose the concept of melody and loose me...

I love all size kits and play what's right for the need at hand. I pay no attention to the self appointed "guardians of the drum set" that try to impose their own personal preference on me as a God given directive....

I actually believe my tag line... "All cymbal companies make great cymbals, but not all cymbals are great!"

I grew up on Zildjian but actually do not own a single example in my collection now.

I don't really care for drum solos, most are a disorganized display of flailing chops that fail to connect with me on any musical level.

I HATE playing outside, for any reason (and it seem doomed to play every outside festival in the southeast each summer), I would rather play a bad sounding room than any outside stage.

I as a builder (sorry, only way I could start it with an "I") understand the physics of how a drum works, and acknowledge the importance of edges, shells thickness and construction style... BUT at the end of the day, a properly chosen (for the need at hand), quality head that is well tuned beats every other factor combined.

I (OK, that's 11 for those at home keeping count and yes... I already KNOW my kit is too small or to large and I carry too much stuff in my stick bag to please you) like almost all drum manufactures, yet I've never like "stage band" center lugs on toms and kicks.

I just thought of one more thing...I don't care if you call it a kick or a base drum, and why should you?

Whew... I'm done! LOL! I will just see myself out now, have a good evening and be sure to tip your servers!
Ward

Oh, and just in case I did not manage to kill your specific sacred cow, I will just leave you with this!!!

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hsosdrum

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OK, for those that THINK you like me, go ahead and be prepared for the disappointment!
Here are my 10 "I's" in no particular order....

I do not understand the appeal of a suitcase kit....

I actually loath all things Cajon...

I do NOT lot listen to the Stones, The Beatles OR Zep, they have no appeal to me... respect them, yes (some more than others) but listen? Nope....

I love "jazz" and instrumental music in general more than vocal based (though make a living playing commercial top 40 pop), but never "got" be-bop. Loose the concept of melody and loose me...

I love all size kits and play what's right for the need at hand. I pay no attention to the self appointed "guardians of the drum set" that try to impose their own personal preference on me as a God given directive....

I actually believe my tag line... "All cymbal companies make great cymbals, but not all cymbals are great!"

I grew up on Zildjian but actually do not own a single example in my collection now.

I don't really care for drum solos, most are a disorganized display of flailing chops that fail to connect with me on any musical level.

I HATE playing outside, for any reason (and it seem doomed to play every outside festival in the southeast each summer), I would rather play a bad sounding room than any outside stage.

I as a builder (sorry, only way I could start it with an "I") understand the physics of how a drum works, and acknowledge the importance of edges, shells thickness and construction style... BUT at the end of the day, a properly chosen (for the need at hand), quality head that is well tuned beats every other factor combined.

I (OK, that's 11 for those at home keeping count and yes... I already KNOW my kit is too small or to large and I carry too much stuff in my stick bag to please you) like almost all drum manufactures, yet I've never like "stage band" center lugs on toms and kicks.

I just thought of one more thing...I don't care if you call it a kick or a base drum, and why should you?

Whew... I'm done! LOL! I will just see myself out now, have a good evening and be sure to tip your servers!
Ward

Oh, and just in case I did not manage to kill your specific sacred cow, I will just leave you with this!!!

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The only sacred cow you killed there is that Pepe LePew never appeared in a black-and-white cartoon.
 

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I can understand that. For me, it's not necessarily his voice. It's the style. I do like their first album (without Neil) and then tried to like the rest, but just couldn't. I'll go sit in the corner in shame now.
“Wow, seven females at a Rush concert, that’s gotta be some kind of World Record.” - Neil Peart
 

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OK, for those that THINK you like me, go ahead and be prepared for the disappointment!
Here are my 10 "I's" in no particular order....

I do not understand the appeal of a suitcase kit....

I actually loath all things Cajon...

I do NOT lot listen to the Stones, The Beatles OR Zep, they have no appeal to me... respect them, yes (some more than others) but listen? Nope....

I love "jazz" and instrumental music in general more than vocal based (though make a living playing commercial top 40 pop), but never "got" be-bop. Loose the concept of melody and loose me...

I love all size kits and play what's right for the need at hand. I pay no attention to the self appointed "guardians of the drum set" that try to impose their own personal preference on me as a God given directive....

I actually believe my tag line... "All cymbal companies make great cymbals, but not all cymbals are great!"

I grew up on Zildjian but actually do not own a single example in my collection now.

I don't really care for drum solos, most are a disorganized display of flailing chops that fail to connect with me on any musical level.

I HATE playing outside, for any reason (and it seem doomed to play every outside festival in the southeast each summer), I would rather play a bad sounding room than any outside stage.

I as a builder (sorry, only way I could start it with an "I") understand the physics of how a drum works, and acknowledge the importance of edges, shells thickness and construction style... BUT at the end of the day, a properly chosen (for the need at hand), quality head that is well tuned beats every other factor combined.

I (OK, that's 11 for those at home keeping count and yes... I already KNOW my kit is too small or to large and I carry too much stuff in my stick bag to please you) like almost all drum manufactures, yet I've never like "stage band" center lugs on toms and kicks.

I just thought of one more thing...I don't care if you call it a kick or a base drum, and why should you?

Whew... I'm done! LOL! I will just see myself out now, have a good evening and be sure to tip your servers!
Ward

Oh, and just in case I did not manage to kill your specific sacred cow, I will just leave you with this!!!

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I’m down with all your points but 1 and 50/50 on another. :)
 

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Yamaha hardware…"Shazam" thumb screws…
Love it!

Nevermind. I painted my first kit— a 1960s red onyx Sonor— with black house paint using a paint brush. I didn’t know drum heads were removable so I masking taped all the lugs, tension rods, hoops, and heads. Think I’m still paying off the masking tape bill…and my therapist.
 


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