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Old 03-04-2020, 12:01 PM
JimmySticks JimmySticks is offline
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So you have some opinions on drums, drumming, drummers and cymbals that might go against the grain, so you never posted them. Well, here's your chance!

I'll start -

Ringo Starr, I don't get the hype

In the end, sticks are sticks

17" hi hats are just stupid

Your turn!
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:54 PM
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High end modern drums are just as good as vintage drums. Obviously I won't compare a Pearl Export to a 60s Ludwig kit, but you're getting incredible quality out of a modern day Ludwig classic maple kit or any other high end kit from other brands.

Besides with good heads and good tuning and good drummer can make almost anything sound good.
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:00 PM
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Vinnie Colaiuta, a true Drum Master, but musicwise often overplaying.

dw drums - too 'perfect', too loud and non charismatic.. and those Lugs...


China Cymbals - leave them to the Chinese.

Blast Beats, not a Blast for me.


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Old 03-04-2020, 01:53 PM
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There's not enough room on the internets
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Old 03-04-2020, 02:26 PM
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#1.) Too many "monster" drummers spewed out of too many music schools with staff comprised of "used-to-be" famous drummers who end up as teachers because that's the only way left to make a reasonable living for them since there aren't enough gigs....and going on the road isn't an option, either. They teach all their tricks and their students become great players which creates....*see above* rinse/ repeat....

#2.) "Mad Scientist" drum designers have gone away, so we don't get to anticipate any new, revolutionary developments/designs. We mainly just get new finish options now. On a historical basis, this period will be read as part of another Dark Ages -nothing really unique or "wild" for future collectors to look for.

#3.) "Raw" cymbals that sound like poo but cost a mint.
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:36 PM
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#1 for me has always been professional drummers that wear shorts on stage because they think nobody will see their legs, or care for that matter. I think it's unprofessional and ugly. They've all done it at one point - Peart, Ehart, Gadd.... I just don't like it.

Dress more like Max Weinberg.
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:42 PM
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BIG DRUM SETS!
Drummers who don't like good drum solos.
Asian modern drums.
Too many cymbals.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:25 PM
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BIG DRUM SETS!
Drummers who don't like good drum solos.
Asian modern drums.
Too many cymbals.
Bingo! Big drum sets!

Anything more than 5 drums is a cry for attention and completely unnecessary. Yes Terry Bozzio, I'm talking about you!
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:40 PM
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Hate me if you will! but here goes:
'You 'gotta' have high end drums (like dw) to sound professional-(for outdoor Summer events in the sun and dust I use an old $50 Peace set I reconditioned- we opened for a 'big name' band last year and the pro sound man said my set sounded 5 times better than the many thousand$$ their drummer had on stage)
Showmanship is just 'showing off'- (I'm an entertainer as well as a musician-they pay for a show)
Triggering is 'cheating'- (if I want a canon sound for the floor tom I'm not bringing a canon to the gig...)
You can't recut bearing edges- it will ruin the drums! (I'll do what I want to MY drums and whoever gets them when I die can deal with it)
-okay better stop now.... !!
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:18 PM
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Hate me if you will! but here goes:
'You 'gotta' have high end drums (like dw) to sound professional-(for outdoor Summer events in the sun and dust I use an old $50 Peace set I reconditioned- we opened for a 'big name' band last year and the pro sound man said my set sounded 5 times better than the many thousand$$ their drummer had on stage)
Showmanship is just 'showing off'- (I'm an entertainer as well as a musician-they pay for a show)
Triggering is 'cheating'- (if I want a canon sound for the floor tom I'm not bringing a canon to the gig...)
You can't recut bearing edges- it will ruin the drums! (I'll do what I want to MY drums and whoever gets them when I die can deal with it)
-okay better stop now.... !!
No!!! Keep going, that was fun!
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