What is your unpopular drum opinion?

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I wish Vistalites sounded better.
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I love Vistas but I wish they weren't so heavy! No way I'm lugging something that heavy to a gig and back.

And I agree with you - I think they sound terrible with some of the more popular heads, but put on some old school Remo Black Dots and they sound glorious.
 

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8" toms are just a waste of good wood. You don't hit them often enough to make them worth even setting up.
(I even jettisoned all of my 10" toms. Let's start at 12" and go up from there.)
Oh how I hate you ....!!!! I use my 8 and 10 quite a bit ...and I'm not in a prog band .
 

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The uber dark trend in cymbal production drives me up the wall. I've tried to like the Sabian big uglies and a some darker lightly lathed or outright unlathed material, but they generally don't work for me.

I do like hand hammered cymbals, but something that generally has a more lush sound (EG: Istanbul Agop's traditional series)
 

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I don't like jazz Nazis.....
I can get behind this. And I love jazz. I just walk away when I encounter one. Just enjoy the music and appreciate the hours and the years it took to get that good. (I have to admit, In my jazz band I am probably that nazi)
 

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I don't hear the appeal of most Meinl cymbals.

I am happy with the drums and cymbals I have right now.

My wife is right; I probably have too many drum kits.

E-drums are pretty good for practicing in relative quiet.
 

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Here are mine...

No matter what gear you use, you're going to sound like you. A low-end drummer makes a high-end kit sound like crap and a great drummer can make junk sound great.
Your newest piece of gear isn't "the best sounding" whatever it is you've ever played. You're just justifying the expenditure.
Your soundman doesn't "love" your kit. He or she secretly wishes it was an acoustic duo they're mixing.
The very first lesson every drummer should learn is how to tune drums.
Rudiments are NOT that important to learn.
Vintage gear is just more overly used gear, 99% of the time.
Microphones DO lie. ALL THE TIME.

I'll stop there...for now. LMAO
 

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Wonderful thread, like a support group meeting.

- Enough cowbell, china cymbals too.

- Drums are usually 'only so important' to most music. As in, no more so than bass or tambourine etc. Also less important than what happens outside the rhythm section.

- Wood is not an ideal material for drum making.

- No matter how great John Bonham was, Led Zeppelin was still an earache.

- Every old Ludwig set I've owned has been cylindrically-challenged. 5 pc. set = Apple, apple, orange, apple, banana.
 

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Any drummer that's totally upset over the "color" of their drums.
You're out of your mind.
Any drummer totally concerned with the "color" of their drums. Ditto.
Color can be inspiring at times
 

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Here are mine...

No matter what gear you use, you're going to sound like you. A low-end drummer makes a high-end kit sound like crap and a great drummer can make junk sound great.
Your newest piece of gear isn't "the best sounding" whatever it is you've ever played. You're just justifying the expenditure.
Your soundman doesn't "love" your kit. He or she secretly wishes it was an acoustic duo they're mixing.
The very first lesson every drummer should learn is how to tune drums.
Rudiments are NOT that important to learn.
Vintage gear is just more overly used gear, 99% of the time.
Microphones DO lie. ALL THE TIME.

I'll stop there...for now. LMAO

Omg yes , the old sound man loved my kit line !!!!!!!!

I will however put my Fibes Jasper shells up against anything !!!! ##fightme
 

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