So true. When I was 16 ( 1968 ) I could not afford a pro-level kit, so I was still expanding my original E.W. Kent kit by adding pieces to it. A few of the neighborhood kids (all a few years younger than I was) were just starting out on drums, so their folks got them pro-level kits: one was a silver sparkle Rogers 1-up/1-down, one was a blue agate Slingerland 1-up/1-down and one was a gold sparkle Ludwig 2-up/1-down (all with Zildjians). I remember because I was giving drum lessons to all three of these kids, only one of whom practiced and had any drumming talent at all.In the 60’s and before, prior to MIJ junk, you bought pro equipment. That’s just how it was.
WAIT! Where did you find a 3,500 sq. ft. house for only $400K?!? Here in the L.A. area, $400K is barely the price paid by a first-time homeowner. They might be able to get a 1-bedroom condo in a marginal area...?Does a first-time homeowner need a $400,000, 3500 sq ft. house?
see this recent news story?WAIT! Where did you find a 3,500 sq. ft. house for only $400K?!? Here in the L.A. area, $400K is barely the price paid by a first-time homeowner. They might be able to get a 1-bedroom condo in a marginal area...?
that's why you start drums when you don't have nothing... hear it all the time ' started in early teens' " had a paper route" came up with half old man/mom/sister pitched in the other half.Some people need to buy the top end in order to discover better gear won't make them better. No excuses after that.
I'm quite sure I fall into this category myself. My pragmatic ego has come to terms with this.Drum-wise, I'm probably in the "not enough skills for the gear I've got" group myself. But my kits are getting played on, a lot. And they generate tremendous amounts of joy, in my heart and in my soul.