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- Oct 28, 2011
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- Bryn Mawr PA
One vote for warm beer:Does anyone else see the irony in DRUM! Magazine making this claim two years ago, and now the magazine is defunct? It struck me as kinda funny. And I say this with only love and respect for my friends at DRUM! Magazine...
I worked for Simmons from 1985-1986, at the time when Dave Simmons predicted the end of acoustic drums within a few years... And I owned an SDSV and later an SDS7. I love everything about acoustic drums and can't imagine playing electronic drums again. It's like drinking warm beer through a straw...
"Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a Dodge
Drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain"
That said, if I was out there playing today, in any professional capacity, I would have to learn something about electronics (I am clueless, but at 69 and retired, it hardly matters) and probably add a few things to supplement my acoustic kit, because that's the state of the art. I like the concept iof hybrid because it neutralizes the either/or of acoustic or electronic.
And yes, bye-bye DRUM magazine. Maybe they should have tried to hybrid as well..."Popular Electonics-DRUM" would have been a natural