So I came home from the drum shop with...

Bonzo_CR

Silver Member
Nothing.

I had money in my pocket.
The family was away, and I had two hours to try every bit of gear in the store.
I took a few of my snares and cymbals to calibrate my ears. I was ready to BUY NEW GEAR.
Among the gear I tried out (meaning I set it up on a kit and played it) was:
K Con 20" Medium (two)
K Con 20" Medium Thin Low
K Con 20" Medium Thin High
K Con 22" something
K Custom 23" Special Dry Ride
K Custom Special Dry Trash thing with loads of holes
Sabian Groove Hats
Pearl Firecracker 10x5 snare
Panther Maple 12x7 snare
Ludwig Black Beauty 14x5 (I actually A/B'd this with my Pearl Sensitone NOB 14x5 just for fun)
Tama Stewart Copeland snare
Sabian Chopper (10 and 12")
Roland Octapad SPD30 (now THAT was fun)

All of this stuff sounded great, and I had a great time trying it out. But I didn't find anything that I wanted more than what I already have.

OK, I did buy a couple of heads and some brushes. Partly because I didn't want to be that guy that tries everything and buys nothing. But that's it.

What's wrong with me?
 

AzHeat

Platinum Member
That's a super nice place to be. You're loving what you have. What could possibly be wrong with that?
 
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Ghostnote

Guest
Nothing wrong, just happy with what you have. Im in the same boat- there's nothing out there I really want or need besides a pair of 17" Sound Edge hats, which I can wait until Christmas for.
 

newoldie

Silver Member
It's always nice to hear what sounds and feels pleasing or not, what different cymbals sound like, dark or bright, thick or thin. I'm always expanding my working knowledge of this stuff as I try out the gear wherever I visit.

I just went through a new learning curve trying out possible new ride cymbals in person and listening to them online.

You know better what you don't like after checking these things out, which makes searching for new gear easier.
 
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Matt Bo Eder

Guest
There's nothing wrong with you, and that's very cool to be able to come away with "I'm happy with what I have". I like that feeling.

I think I'm settling in there, but mine tends to be "oooh shiny new entire drum set!"
 

Groov-E

Silver Member
What a great place,to be !

I'm right there with you.

At some point, it does not matter nor make sense anymore.

They are what they are.
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
Nothing.

....
Roland Octapad SPD30 (now THAT was fun)
....

What's wrong with me?

Nothing's wrong with you.
But I predict that there will probably be an SPD30 in your future.

There's nothing I particularly need or want right now either.
But I still visit the stores, and am open to the idea that something
might call to me enough that I'll spring for it.
 

opentune

Platinum Member
Cool story. never tried so much gear in a shop before at one time. Must have taken awhile. I loved hearing how your Sensitone beat out your BB.
 

Bonzo_CR

Silver Member
I predict that there will probably be an SPD30 in your future.
I think you might be right about that, haha!

There's nothing I particularly need or want right now either.
But I still visit the stores, and am open to the idea that something
might call to me enough that I'll spring for it.
I think that's it really. I am lucky to have a well-stocked store within a 30-minute drive. I had some free time on my hands and expected to come home with one of the K Cons, but I couldn't convince myself it was worth the extra 250 dollars over my 20" K Crash Ride. Not on that day anyway!
 

Bonzo_CR

Silver Member
Cool story. never tried so much gear in a shop before at one time. Must have taken awhile. I loved hearing how your Sensitone beat out your BB.
Thanks!
I was there a good couple of hours in all. The store (Boullard Music near Geneva in Switzerland where I live) is great, they get that you need to try gear out to buy it. No hard sell, just 'sure, try anything you want.'

The Sensitone is my favourite snare at the moment, so I took it with me to see how other stuff sounded with it; but as it happened they had the same-size BB in stock, so I thought I'd try them head to head while I had the chance.
They really are both great sounding drums, and they really sound very similar. After trying them together I am even happier I bought the Sensitone. It was the right choice for me - at about half the price of the BB.
 
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