What part of the Drum Set Could You Go Without?

What part of the Drum Set Could You Go Without?

  • Hi Hat

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Crashes

    Votes: 6 15.8%
  • Ride

    Votes: 4 10.5%
  • Snare

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Toms

    Votes: 7 18.4%
  • Bass Drum

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Stands

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Auxiliary Percussion

    Votes: 20 52.6%

  • Total voters
    38

Woolwich

Silver Member
Ride cymbal. In my Glam Rock band I leave it at home after realising that none of the songs we played had a ride cymbal in them. I could probably ditch cymbals too as I deliberately avoid the "dum dum diddly dum crash" fill
 

IBitePrettyHard

Senior Member
Ride cymbal. In my Glam Rock band I leave it at home after realising that none of the songs we played had a ride cymbal in them. I could probably ditch cymbals too as I deliberately avoid the "dum dum diddly dum crash" fill
Just who do you think you are? Lars Ulrich?




:LOL:
 

bud7h4

Silver Member
You made it too easy by including aux percussion. But besides that choice I could live without a ride if I had to, as well as most toms but I would absolutely need a 16 or 18 FT.
 
Last edited:

Hollywood Jim

Platinum Member
The last two choices are strange. Stands and aux percussion.
Aux percussion = cow bell??? If I have no cowbell I have to lady killer.
OK so I picked Stands. Yeah sure, I need my cymbals and snare, but I can do without stands....... WHAT?????
So now I have my snare and cymbals, but they are on the floor. !*$!*&^!$

.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
The last two choices are strange. Stands and aux percussion.
Aux percussion = cow bell??? If I have no cowbell I have to lady killer.
OK so I picked Stands. Yeah sure, I need my cymbals and snare, but I can do without stands....... WHAT?????
So now I have my snare and cymbals, but they are on the floor. !*$!*$^!$

.
Jim can you teach me how to lady killer? I need to know what to do when I've got no cowbell.

♥+S 🔺 🐄🔔
 

GetAgrippa

Platinum Member
Well as far as I'm concerned the "rate limiting factors" are hats, snare, bass drum and stands-you could get by with no ride, toms, extra percussion, and crashes and still play a song, but why would you?
 

beyondbetrayal

Platinum Member
I mean. I use all the drums I have. If I didn't I wouldn't bring them to gigs. Sometimes I have brought AUX percussion, but I never NEEDED it.
That would be my first thing to dump.

Now, is this for just a gig? forever? I could get by moving my ride parts to the hats, getting rid of A tom or all of my toms. The music might suffer a bit, but it would be fine.

Give me kick snare and hats or ride and I can play a groove and do some fills.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
I keep pondering this question because I find it interesting. If I reword it and ask myself 'what parts couldn't I live without' it gets easier: kick, snare, hi-hat, ride(s), accompanying stands, double pedal, throne, sticks, done.
 
Top