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Old 06-01-05, 04:14 PM   #1
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Starting teh drums

Well I'm a first timer when it comes to drumming but I have most of the basics down. I already know how to get better and all that I just need to know what would be the right set for me. I intend to start with a small kit and add on till I get a really good set. Any reccomendations for a good set?
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Well I'm a first timer when it comes to drumming but I have most of the basics down. I already know how to get better and all that I just need to know what would be the right set for me. I intend to start with a small kit and add on till I get a really good set. Any reccomendations for a good set?

Your best bet, is ask a drummer. They know what they like, they know what will work as a starter.
If your gonna build on, buy a decent quality brand that will last long enough to grow with.
The better built, the better they sound. Cheap sounds cheap.
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http://www.guitarcenter.com/product...Deals.cfm?sel=9

Actually, the Pearl for $300 looks good, its regularly $650 Not bad for a starter.
(I would still ask a drummers opinion)
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just imagine that with double bass and I'd never hafta buy another set
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if you ever want to be really good you should start learning some rudimental stuff before you just jump on the set and pretend to be a drummer.
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Definately buy yourself a beatpad and sticks and practice, practice, practice. If you can read music pick up some sheet and even an instructional video for technique.
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Get a practise pad and just practise practise practise. Get some sticks, 5As are good for begginners.

As for a kit, perhaps look second hand for your first kit.
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Oh man dont even start!

What are you looking for, there are so amny possiblities out there.

I personally like to keep my set clean and small. I have a Yamaha Rydeen set. Its ok, could do better for the price. Ok how much are you planning on spending. This is my drum teachers set, the thing is soo friggin cool I want it soo bbad. Its one of the yamaha hip gig sets. Small and sweet. Hes able to put that thing into like two cases. It sounds grewat. Its like 1500 though. But kits range in all different ways from color to wood to heads to hardware etc. Go to your local Guitar center. They should have used sets that are just the drums and you ahve to buy the hardware. Start with that and you can get a good set for about 300 and put about 100 into hardware maybbe more if you get cymbals. Basically you want a ride cymbal and hi hats. That is bare minimum, I personally have a crash a ride and hi hats. I got my crash and ride for free, but paid for the hihats.

Juyst go to guitar center, or whatver place has a good selection of drums, decide how much you want to spend and go from there. hapopy drumming.


Oh if you havent noticed I am a drummer.
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The snare and cymbols are where it's at. Don't go cheep on those and your sound will be good.
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I personally like to keep my set clean and small.
Dude! I would have bet my teeth you were a double-bass guy!
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Dude! I would have bet my teeth you were a double-bass guy!
I know I know rush is a little mis leading... But I can go for the double base pedal and have my set still be discreet
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The snare and cymbols are where it's at. Don't go cheep on those and your sound will be good.
do you drum?

Jw wondering my response will alter if your are or not.
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Just to give you a perspective:



this is my set, I would love love love to have it be mroe compact but this is waht im going to have to deal with for a long time...
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THATS too big? You want it MORE compact? Jeez, you wouldn't like my kit then
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I like mine better



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THATS too big? You want it MORE compact? Jeez, you wouldn't like my kit then
lol

Man I remember my first drum teachers set. OMG it was to die for. It was an old pearl (I think old export customs or something like that) set, pinstripe heads, man the toms were teeny. OH man I loved it. It sounded sooo good.

This is mroe of what I like

or this which is my drum teachers set (one of them)




or this is waht my life is like (go to Dw drums webpage and make your own custom set
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That last pic resembles my brothers DW jazz kit. Who knew drums could be so expensive. He paid $3500
for a used set. Cherry wood fade to black, just beautiful. Wish I pics to post.
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That last pic resembles my brothers DW jazz kit. Who knew drums could be so expensive. He paid $3500
for a used set. Cherry wood fade to black, just beautiful. Wish I pics to post.
it sucks because there is no way (or at least I dont kn ow it) to post the full size pic of the kit builder sets. Its anoying. dw are good, but way over priced in my view.
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