Does anybody here play drums?

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  1. reckless_0001 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Does anybody here play drums?
    if so, fill out like so below...

    Fave Drum Company: Pearl
    Fave Drum Hardware/Stands: Yamaha
    Fave Pedal Company: Pearl
    Fave Drum Heads: Evans
    Fave Cymbal Company: Sabian
    Fave Drumsticks: Zildjian
    Model you play: SRX Prestige Session Select (Emerald Mist)
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    For a moment there I thought this was a Rhythm Section Want Ad
     
  3. evil macrumors 6502

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    i have always wanted to learn how to play the drums. but i have never tried it
     
  4. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    i had a drum set when i was younger, wouldn't mind having one again if i had the room, money, and the time to play!
     
  5. neut macrumors 68000

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    my favorite drums? Redrum... :D

    Reason rocks!


    peace.
     
  6. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    You forgot...

    Favorite Rudiment: Single Paradiddle

    :cool:
     
  7. jefhatfield Retired

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    favorite drum company: tama
    favorite hardware: tama
    favorite drum pedal company: dw
    favorite drum heads: remo, since they're good enough for me
    favorite cymbal company: zildjian
    favorite drumsticks: depends on usage and song
    model i play: just cheap pearl mx series drums but with zildjian pro cymbals...when i got rid of that i later acquired another mx series but of a slightly better quality...if i ever got inexpensive drums again, i would go with a entry level tama set and outfit it with a lot of zildjians and sabians

    dream set would be 7 piece set with toms but only single bass drum...besides 14" inch hi-hats, i would love at least a dozen cymbals around me

    overall, cool cymbals turn me on more than cool drums and hardware, but having a great set of cymbals with hi-hat and 8"-24" can be very expensive...i often fantasized about having a huge chinese type gong (like peter criss of kiss used to have) in the back of my set but with that type of money, a new car would make more sense ;)
     
  8. Crikey macrumors 6502

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    I "play drums" only in the sense that 25 years ago I used to really dig sitting down to try to play the set that belonged to the drummer in the hard rock band I played guitar for in high school. Shucky-darns, that was fun! I always wanted to play drums, but never had the loudness-okay space for a set of my own. Okay: how many people here are guitar or bass players that used to annoy their drummers by asking to play his/her set? Raise those hands . . .

    I always wanted a piano, too, even though I don't know how to play one. They just sound cool. So now Apple comes out with GarageBand, and I have to go to the music store to try out MIDI control keyboards so I can have fun with all the sounds. Next thing you know, I'm falling in love with the Yamaha P60/P90/P120 series of digital pianos (not the real thing, but probably close enough for me). Now I have to figure out if I can buy one of those and still make my optimal 401(k)/IRA contributions by April 15th.

    Hey, maybe I should look into digital drum sets!


    Crikey
     
  9. reckless_0001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    my set...
    more pics/specs can be posted if requested.

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  10. unfaded macrumors 6502

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    Fave Drum Company: Tama
    Fave Drum Hardware/Stands: DW
    Fave Pedal Company: DW
    Fave Drum Heads: Remo (the coated pinstripes for the toms)
    Fave Cymbal Company: Zildjian
    Fave Drumsticks: Zildjian 5B
    Model you play: Custom Set as follows:

    Drums:
    Pearl Export Select Bass Drum, 24 x 16
    Tama Rockstar Custom:
    -Mounted Tom (13x12)
    -Floor Tom (18x16)
    Tama Artwood Maple 8 x 14 snare

    Cymbals:
    15" Zildjian New Beat Hi-Hats
    18" Medium A Crash
    19" Medium A Crash
    21" A Rock Ride

    (go to www.stockautopilot.com for pictures / sound samples of the drums)
     
  11. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    I don't play drums, but I do sequence da midi-shizznit...

    So, fave anything: my trusty MPC 2000xl

    vSpacken
     
  12. jefhatfield Retired

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    now that is the type of set i would like, but with tons of cymbals...pearl also rocks
     
  13. reckless_0001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    More cymbals are on my next budget already. :)
     
  14. neut macrumors 68000

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    nice... i've been thinking of getting the MPC USB controller; it's a bit better than the keys. ;) though i've become quite good at sequencing rex files that way. :D

    also been thinking of getting a digital kit... a bit too pricey though. :(


    peace.
     
  15. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    Two Year Old Drummer

    I don't, but my two year old does! :D
    Check out his movie:

    http://homepage.mac.com/WebObjects/...tefn=RootSite.xml&aff=consumer&cty=US&lang=en


    He has a set with two toms, cymbal and a bass drum- will get him his first real set next Christmas I think.

    My brother was a drummer in the 80's with a rock band called Shooting Star. They had six Cd's, toured with all the greats: Journey, Cheap Trick, Heart, Bryan Adams, etc. :cool:

    Course, I don't listen to any of those groups... at least not anymore :D
     
  16. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    Man, i can't really say I have any "FAVs" as I'm at college doing engineering, so all the music stuff from high school is taking a backseat for a while. Since I haven't really tried out anything else per say, I can't say whether i really like it or not as they are the only ones i have used.

    But to answer, I have a Pearl Drum Set (red), with Zildjian cymbals fer the Hi-hat, all other cymbals (splash, crash, ride) are Sabian. Again, the purchase was under the tutelage of my drum teacher, but i suppose w/e he likes are probably good choices :)
     
  17. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I don't play drums myself, but I have a friend who's a pretty good drummer so I've attended the World's Fastest Drummer competition twice. (Doane Perry, the drummer from Jethro Tull, was there the last time.)
     
  18. jefhatfield Retired

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    now that is hilarious...i called my friend who will most likely try out this competition

    he was into the world's fastest guitarist thing and then he took up drums and likes to play as fast as he can on those, too

    music, as we know it, is not his thing, but volume and speed is what turns him on...for a long time, he was the only gigging musician out there who was into speed metal all those years in the 90s when grunge music took over

    now that traditional heavy metal is coming back in and grunge is on the way out, thanks in a large part to the british band the darkness, maybe over the top speed and volume, spandex, wild girls, and all the stardom that once came with it will rule billboard again ;)
     
  19. reckless_0001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah LOL, I need to hire the world's fastest drummer. :D
     
  20. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Among extreme sports, it's one of the safer ones. :) I guess this particular talent qualifies you to, um, er, sign autographs for a living!

    Current records:
    Mike Mangini: 1180 single strokes in a minute (hands)
    Tim Waterson: 1030 singles in a minute (feet)

    You can't possibly count them as you listen. It has to be measured electronically.
     
  21. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    i annoy my neighbor when i try to play her drum set. go bassists!:D

    in 3rd grade i played triangle, and that's in the percussion family, so i think it's close enough ;)
     
  22. jefhatfield Retired

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    anthrax, the heavy metal band, clocked at 440 bass drum beats in a minute so if a song were put to mike and tim's fast snare technique with let's say a bass hit every other beat, it would be remarkably garbled and not easy to listen to

    some think anthrax is too fast much of the time ;)
     
  23. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    "His name is Judge, his last name is Dredd...!"

    :)

    Anthrax is my favorite Speed/Thrash Metal band from the 80s/90s, next to Slayer, Exodus and old skool Megadeth (I never liked Metallica though...)

    Their side-project S.O.D. is pretty cool too :D

    ROCK!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    vSpacken
     
  24. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Its a song title and part of the chorus.


    Code:
    Hats off to the new age hair styles made of bones
    Hats off to the use of hats as megaphones
    Speak softly, drive your Sherman tank
    Laugh hard its a long way to the bank for the
    Rhythm Section wand ad, no others need apply.
     

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