1. Post #161
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    Cool feedback guys.

    and nice kit aljaud :D
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  2. Post #162
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    March 2009
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    Just had Band prac and my hands are burning.got 6 blisters on 1 hand and 3 on the other.

    Anyone know how to stop it happening or make it not as bad?
    Lol i get blisters of playing guitar - it really hurts :(

    and yeah just wear gloves or something over the stick/hand.
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  3. Post #163
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    Weak. Just man up and keep playing, you'll get calluses and it'll be fine.
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  4. Post #164
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    Pictures time! (I know everythings abit dusty, but i havent cleaned'em for some time.)







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  5. Post #165
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    Nice !

    how much dude ?
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  6. Post #166
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    I think i said in some earlier points, but its alot. About 4k dollars(not counting worth, but how much i spent) all in all(with sticks and pedals etc). But I'm proud of'em. They may not look sexy, but they sound amazing.
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  7. Post #167
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    USE EAR PROTECTION.

    My drummer friend doesn't use any and he calls me a pussy for using earplugs. Fuck him. He'll fucking see.

    Edited:

    Also can anyone shed any light on how to listen to music, while playing drums while using earplugs?
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  8. Post #168
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    I think i said in some earlier points, but its alot. About 4k dollars(not counting worth, but how much i spent) all in all(with sticks and pedals etc). But I'm proud of'em. They may not look sexy, but they sound amazing.
    Ahh cool :D

    And i need to get some ear plugs , there quite cheap arnt they.

    Btw is there any good sets i can buy for like 100-200 quid , im only a teenager so i cant whip out 1k-5k when im living on pocket money :D

    Edited:

    thats english money btw - not dollers
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  9. Post #169
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    USE EAR PROTECTION.

    My drummer friend doesn't use any and he calls me a pussy for using earplugs. Fuck him. He'll fucking see.

    Edited:

    Also can anyone shed any light on how to listen to music, while playing drums while using earplugs?
    You should buy those in-ear thingys(they dont cost alot) and then put them in your ears. Then you put on hearing-protection(like the ones i have in the pictures) over those. I've been playing like this for 5 years, and havent got any hearing-trouble.
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  10. Post #170
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    Aww cool , ill try it.

    and anyone know answer to my question?

    - is there any good sets i can buy for like 100-200 quid , im only a teenager so i cant whip out 1k-5k when im living on pocket money :D - and thats pounds not dollars.
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  11. Post #171
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    hmm , i dunno
    all i can say was look on some well known drum stores online?
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  12. Post #172
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    Yeah thats all i do these days :D
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  13. Post #173
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    Oh... Its two kits merged.
    Yes :) he sometimes gets up in between songs to play the other kit. Usually, the left side (from the drummer's perspective) is his normal kit, and the right side is his Bonham kit if I'm not mistaken.

    Edited:

    Cool feedback guys.

    and nice kit aljaud :D
    Why thank you :) it's my baby haha. Even though it's not worth a ton, it sure sounds great, as most Tamas do (when tuned properly).

    Aww cool , ill try it.

    and anyone know answer to my question?

    - is there any good sets i can buy for like 100-200 quid , im only a teenager so i cant whip out 1k-5k when im living on pocket money :D - and thats pounds not dollars.
    If you REALLY must get one for that cheap, you might could get a Pulse drum set or something. I would really look for used drums, you can get some sweet deals!

    But honestly, I would say it's not even worth it to get a drum set that cheap. If you do, you'll just have to spend more getting it up to being worthy of playing haha. Always try to buy better stuff to last, rather than cheap stuff to replace.

    I would shoot for at least a low end Tama, Mapex, Pearl, Ludwig, Sonor, or Gretsch kit.
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  14. Post #174
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    What are some good headphones for use while drumming? I just want ones that go louder than my drums and have good quality. Also I'd like to know what a good 18"+ crash would be.
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  15. Post #175
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    srsly thanks dude , i'll consider that info :D

    any more ideas? :D
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  16. Post #176
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    You should work and atleast get 1k to buy drums for. No use buying old buckets and crap, just to have drums. If you're serious about drumming, you should be serious about your kit. [Thaards drumming-saying of the day]
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  17. Post #177
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    When you start drumming, start with cheap sticks, when you technique starts to get better buy more expensive one's. It wil save you a lot of money
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  18. Post #178
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    Has it been discussed yet what size sticks people use?

    5As here, I love 'em.

    Also does anyone use metal sticks (I think they're called carbon). I used to because I thought it would help make my wrist stronger, but I stopped because I just loved playing with wooden 5As too much
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  19. Post #179
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    I also love 5a.

    I used to play with carbon (for about 2 weeks) but i totally dislike them, they just don't give you the hit back that wood gives
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  20. Post #180
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    Don't use metal/carbon sticks, especially those metallica/slipknot ones. They will give you carpal tunnel, because all the weight is in the front.
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  21. Post #181
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    yeah ,

    thanks for the feedback guys.

    eddah what kit you got ??
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  22. Post #182
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    a sonor force 3005 with sabian cymabals
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  23. Post #183
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    I always play with 5A wooden sticks. Sometimes though I play with 5B. The only real difference is that 5B is a bit thicker and fatter than the 5A sticks. Both get good rebound.
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  24. Post #184
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    When you guys learn a song do you guys try to mesmerize it, or just read it from tabs? Cause i have a hard time mesmerizing tablature for a whole song.

    Edited:

    I use 5b drum sticks. I have large hands so they feel comfortable.
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  25. Post #185
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    I mesmerize the most important pieces and just improvise on it.

    except when it's a song that does not allow that, then it's study time with taps or drum notes
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  26. Post #186
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    Yeah i like 5bs nice and comfy

    But i also like really skinny and long ones , with nice grip.

    srsly get some regal tips there amazing.
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  27. Post #187
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    When I learn a song I just try to get all the beats down, memorize the cues, and get the fills down, or improvise my own.
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  28. Post #188
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    My favorite sticks are by far Pro-Mark 747s, nylon tipped. Right now I'm using Pro-Mark 420s (Portnoy Signature, nylon tip) and Vic Firth Dave Weckl nylon tipped sticks, and I love them. I use the Dave Weckl sticks for more jazzy stuff, and the 420s for everything else. My 747s have broken from using them so much :( they lasted almost 2 years though haha.

    As you can see, I am a fan of nylon tips. They just give a much better sound on the cymbals to me, you can hear much greater projection and articulation. Wood tips are pretty good for a dark jazzy groove sound though, on a good ride.
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  29. Post #189
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    I used to use a pair of travis barkers but now I have a pair of Zildjan super 5B dips that I swear by, there used to be a rubber grip on the them but now its all but gone
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  30. Post #190
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    Cool :D

    Good Stuff guys :buddy:
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  31. Post #191
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    5a Sticks ftw.
    You guys aren't ones for simplistic sets, are you?
    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a234/benjy355/100_0409.jpgNetwork double kicks are shit btw, I have one, doesn't work (simply put). Left pedal collides with floor/metal holder and the swing-space is less than a cm...
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  32. Post #192
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    5a Sticks ftw.
    Network double kicks are shit btw, I have one, doesn't work (simply put). Left pedal collides with floor/metal holder and the swing-space is less than a cm...
    You should switch those evan's to remo's imho
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  33. Post #193
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    some of these drums look pretty nice!
    im in ragawagas band and he rocks
    love playing guitar as this is my instrument but drums seem (if im honest) way cooler (ie:get more chix)
    peace to all drummers!
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  34. Post #194
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    some of these drums look pretty nice!
    im in ragawagas band and he rocks
    love playing guitar as this is my instrument but drums seem (if im honest) way cooler (ie:get more chix)
    peace to all drummers!
    Amen to that. Welcome to FP.
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  35. Post #195
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    5a Sticks ftw.
    You guys aren't ones for simplistic sets, are you?
    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a234/benjy355/100_0409.jpgNetwork double kicks are shit btw, I have one, doesn't work (simply put). Left pedal collides with floor/metal holder and the swing-space is less than a cm...
    Normally that's a pretty easy fix just have to mess with your pedals settings, my network pedal is just fine.

    You should switch those evan's to remo's imho
    It's really all about opinion on drum heads, I use to use strictly remo's but I bought a pack of Evans G2 drum heads and they are without a doubt my favorite heads. I'm going to try Aquarian heads next time I buy some I have been hearing alot of good things about them, but I will never use anything besides a Evans EMAD 2 on my bass drum that thing is godly.
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  36. Post #196
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    Benjy that is a lush kit :D
    Nice and simple is how wee like them :D

    Keep them coming guys :D
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  37. Post #197
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    Well, this is my kit:

    http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4066/p150609172001.jpg
    sorry for the crappy resolution
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  38. Post #198
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    that looks sexy , but why do people always take the left tom tom off ?

    I've been wanting to know that for ages :/
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  39. Post #199
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    You should switch those evan's to remo's imho
    Evans makes great heads, as does Remo. There's no specific reason to use either, besides personal preference of sound, and personal preference of quality/etc.

    Edited:

    that looks sexy , but why do people always take the left tom tom off ?

    I've been wanting to know that for ages :/
    Mostly to have the ride cymbal closer, in the place of the 2nd tom. It's much more common on jazz kits, but it's all preference. Pretty much everything is just up to personal preference/comfort when setting up your kit. Shit, you can put your drums upside down if that's what works for you.
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  40. Post #200
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    Whats the best way to learen a new song on durms and what is the best method for getting Quicker?
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