My quiet practice kit (work in progress)

Seb77

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So, in light of having to stay more or less at home at the moment, I went through with a plan I had for a while: to get a drumkit that doesn't disturb my neighbours. It should feel realistic, and have some sort of authentic acoustic sound to it (to me this means non-electonic, non-mesh heads). Shouldn't take up much space and be real quiet, so no drum shells (other than the snare, see below).

1) A set of Zildjian L80 cymbals : got them today, the 18" and 16" sound good together, hi-hats are a bit louder, especially the foot chick. Maybe I'll put some paper/cloth in-between. The crash has some very high overtones, it just occurred to me I could try some tape on it, just like on a rgeular cymbal!

2) Snare: Sabian Quiettone pad on top of a regular snare: real fun to play with real snares on, or with brushes.

3) bass drum pad from "Fame" (house brand of German musicstore): I might have to put some padding underneath the pedals, hi-hat as well, to keep it real quiet, but on the other hand, I like how it has a little bit of tone to it.

4)Toms: two different pads on stands I already have: to be honest, they don't sound like toms, but the sounds are different from each other, so I'll know what I'm hitting (I usually have my drums tuned high for bop, so the bounce is fine with me).

I'm so looking forward to just getting up and be able to sit at a drumset. Might do some audio, or even video, recording at some point.
 
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Yeah, I see people talking about playing more, but with everyone in the house all the time I'm playing less.
 

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So, in light of having to stay more or less at home at the moment, I went through with a plan I had for a while: to get a drumkit that doesn't disturb my neighbours. It should feel realistic, and have some sort of authentic acoustic sound to it (to me this means non-electonic, non-mesh heads). Shouldn't take up much space and be real quiet, so no drum shells (other than the snare, see below).

1) A set of Zildjian L80 cymbals : got them today, the 18" and 16" sound good together, hi-hats are a bit louder, especially the foot chick. Maybe I'll put some paper/cloth in-between. The crash has some very high overtones, it just occurred to me I could try some tape on it, just like on a rgeular cymbal!

2) Snare: Sabian Quiettone pad on top of a regular snare: real fun to play with real snares on, or with brushes.

3) bass drum pad from "Fame" (house brand of German musicstore): I might have to put some padding underneath the pedals, hi-hat as well, to keep it real quiet, but on the other hand, I like how it has a little bit of tone to it.

4)Toms: two different pads on stands I already have: to be honest, they don't sound like toms, but the sounds are different from each other, so I'll know what I'm hitting (I usually have my drums tuned high for bop, so the bounce is fine with me).

I'm so looking forward to just getting up and be able to sit at a drumset. Might do some audio, or even video, recording at some point.
 


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