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Ian Williams 07-24-2010 06:47 AM

Rock and a hard place.
 
Fellows,

Actually, I am in a position (between a rock and a hard place), where as an strong alternative I must sell my drum-kit and cymbals to pay some personal, family, home issues. You know, uppers and downers, those sort of things in life.

Have you gone through this before? mainly with your drum-kit? about selling it? getting away from it due to force majour?

As a passionate drummer, it's not easy for me to get rid of it - drums. But if I must, one must eat to live, isn't it?.....food for thought.

Thanks,

Ian

Royal 07-24-2010 10:49 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Sorry to hear that.

Apart from getting a loan I can't really think of what else to suggest as it's a very personal matter.

Hope it works out .

aydee 07-24-2010 12:55 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Sorry to hear this Ian. I hope you guys make it through this downer soon. Get some pratice pads in the meantime : ).. keep your chin up.

harryconway 07-24-2010 01:03 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
A wise man once told me...
"Money comes, and money goes."
Another wise man, once told me...
"We never really own anything. We aquire stuff. Sometimes we get to use it for a very long time. Sometimes we don't".
You'll always be a drummer, whether you own 1 kit, 10 kits, or no kits. Hang tough.

Pollyanna 07-24-2010 01:43 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
That's a real shame, Ian. Hope things improve soon.

When I stopped playing I bought a cheap djembe at a market to tide me over. Also had a pair of bongos. It's good to have something to keep tapping on, although if worst comes to worst we always have our thighs (and anything else in the house that's hittable).

Actually, since I live in a flat, I'd do more drumming on my thighs / desks / railings etc than I get to play on my kit!

larryace 07-24-2010 03:43 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Ian how much do you need? If I sent 300.00 USD would that solve anything?

Pollyanna 07-24-2010 04:12 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Good idea, Larry. We could chip in.

Ian, if you can cash Aussie cheques in Venezuela I'll chip in $100 if it will help you keep your kit.

A-customs 07-24-2010 04:18 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Hey its the ups and downs of life...Harrys got it right..You will always be a drummer......Do what you have to do....If thats what you have to do,.........there is another kit to be had down the road!!!.All the best to ya

DrumEatDrum 07-25-2010 06:16 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
I've never been in the situation where I had no choice but to sell of drums, but I've been close.

Thankfully, I was able to work through it before getting to that point.

I hope you are able to solve your issues soon.

bobdadruma 07-25-2010 06:22 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
I vote with Larry and Polly that we all chip to help our friend keep his drums.
Count me in!

aydee 07-25-2010 06:35 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
I'll match Larry's offer.

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bobdadruma 07-25-2010 06:37 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
How can we do this?
Can we set up a Pay Pal fund or something like that that all can contribute to?

Nodiggie 07-25-2010 11:57 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Paypal would work. If he does lose the kit, I would be willing to part with one of my snare drums, I'm sure we could all piece together a kit & pies with no problem.

joeysnare 07-26-2010 03:26 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
i have an old sabian ride i could donate \m/

Pkaneps 07-26-2010 04:49 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
I'm young and don't have a ton of money, but seeing this kind of brings back my faith in people. I can match Polly's offer.

keep it simple 07-28-2010 11:38 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Shit, Ian, I've only just picked this up. Selling your kit, no way man! Count me in on the chipping in deal.

Guys, sending stuff is expensive. Ian obviously has a kit he likes. Surely the best option is to keep the kit. Paypal is probably the best option, although those little greedy bas&&*^rds take a fee.

Ian, I know this was not the intent of your post, & I also suspect you're probably (if you're anything like me) too proud to come back to this thread & say yes please. So let's cut through all the crap and PM your paypal account details (usually done through your email address) directly to the members that have offered a bit of help. Hey, if we've offered help, it's because we care about a fellow drummer, and because we can afford to loose a bit of our own cash. The truth be known, we also get a warm feeling of satisfaction that we've thought of someone other than ourselves for a change. Ian, do it, that's an order from KIS!!! I await your PM.

P.S. Ian, if you don't have a Paypal account, setting one up is real easy. You'll need a bank account, & an email address. You can set it up in 5 minutes online. Good luck.

Swiss Matthias 07-28-2010 11:54 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Hey, that's sad to hear! Hope your family and home situation works out and you don't have to lose your beloved instrument!

I'm very much impressed and touched by your offers to donate money! I'd sure like to help out too, but I'm not sure if I can, unfortunately my wife and I have very little money ourselves at the moment. There have been some moments where we actually discussed selling some stuff too, but we didn't have to.

Hope it works out for you!

Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:06 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
I appreciate your words Royal. Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Royal (Post 726345)
Sorry to hear that.

Apart from getting a loan I can't really think of what else to suggest as it's a very personal matter.

Hope it works out .


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:08 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Thanks for cheering me up, mate!

Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 726372)
Sorry to hear this Ian. I hope you guys make it through this downer soon. Get some pratice pads in the meantime : ).. keep your chin up.


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:12 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Thanks a lot Harryconway. In my case, you are that wise-man.

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryconway (Post 726375)
A wise man once told me...
"Money comes, and money goes."
Another wise man, once told me...
"We never really own anything. We aquire stuff. Sometimes we get to use it for a very long time. Sometimes we don't".
You'll always be a drummer, whether you own 1 kit, 10 kits, or no kits. Hang tough.


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:15 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Thanks Polly. At the end of day, if I have to I will hit things here and there.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 726388)
That's a real shame, Ian. Hope things improve soon.

When I stopped playing I bought a cheap djembe at a market to tide me over. Also had a pair of bongos. It's good to have something to keep tapping on, although if worst comes to worst we always have our thighs (and anything else in the house that's hittable).

Actually, since I live in a flat, I'd do more drumming on my thighs / desks / railings etc than I get to play on my kit!


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:23 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Holy Larry! your willingness to help me out and from the fellows is amazing!!! I will send you a Private Message. Thank you!

Quote:

Originally Posted by larryace (Post 726417)
Ian how much do you need? If I sent 300.00 USD would that solve anything?


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:25 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
You are a lovely woman Polly, thanks for the help. I will send a PM to you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 726425)
Good idea, Larry. We could chip in.

Ian, if you can cash Aussie cheques in Venezuela I'll chip in $100 if it will help you keep your kit.


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:27 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Thanks mate! true it's part of life.

Quote:

Originally Posted by A-customs (Post 726429)
Hey its the ups and downs of life...Harrys got it right..You will always be a drummer......Do what you have to do....If thats what you have to do,.........there is another kit to be had down the road!!!.All the best to ya


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:28 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Thanks for your kind words, mate.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum (Post 726620)
I've never been in the situation where I had no choice but to sell of drums, but I've been close.

Thankfully, I was able to work through it before getting to that point.

I hope you are able to solve your issues soon.


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:30 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
God bless you my friend.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobdadruma (Post 726622)
I vote with Larry and Polly that we all chip to help our friend keep his drums.
Count me in!


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:35 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
I'm speechless, what a great support.

Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 726628)
I'll match Larry's offer.

...


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:37 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Thoughts from a real brother, thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nodiggie (Post 726674)
Paypal would work. If he does lose the kit, I would be willing to part with one of my snare drums, I'm sure we could all piece together a kit & pies with no problem.


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:39 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Thanks brother Joey, kind from you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeysnare (Post 727112)
i have an old sabian ride i could donate \m/


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:42 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Thanks brother, it's good to see that you believe in people again...I do now.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pkaneps (Post 727136)
I'm young and don't have a ton of money, but seeing this kind of brings back my faith in people. I can match Polly's offer.


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:46 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
You are a real mate, I like that - action not words. I will send you a PM....Thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 727852)
Shit, Ian, I've only just picked this up. Selling your kit, no way man! Count me in on the chipping in deal.

Guys, sending stuff is expensive. Ian obviously has a kit he likes. Surely the best option is to keep the kit. Paypal is probably the best option, although those little greedy bas&&*^rds take a fee.

Ian, I know this was not the intent of your post, & I also suspect you're probably (if you're anything like me) too proud to come back to this thread & say yes please. So let's cut through all the crap and PM your paypal account details (usually done through your email address) directly to the members that have offered a bit of help. Hey, if we've offered help, it's because we care about a fellow drummer, and because we can afford to loose a bit of our own cash. The truth be known, we also get a warm feeling of satisfaction that we've thought of someone other than ourselves for a change. Ian, do it, that's an order from KIS!!! I await your PM.

P.S. Ian, if you don't have a Paypal account, setting one up is real easy. You'll need a bank account, & an email address. You can set it up in 5 minutes online. Good luck.


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 02:50 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Thanks brother, I hope things work out better for you and family as well. Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swiss Matthias (Post 727856)
Hey, that's sad to hear! Hope your family and home situation works out and you don't have to lose your beloved instrument!

I'm very much impressed and touched by your offers to donate money! I'd sure like to help out too, but I'm not sure if I can, unfortunately my wife and I have very little money ourselves at the moment. There have been some moments where we actually discussed selling some stuff too, but we didn't have to.

Hope it works out for you!


Ian Williams 08-02-2010 03:16 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Beloved Brothers & Sisters,

First off, I want to - thank - each one of you. I took the time to read and answer each previous threads, because it was my duty to do so.

I'm speechless.You have the willingness, solidarity, to support and help another fellow drummer (Me, in this case) with any kind of resources available. It's just surprisingly and astonishing, I can't imagine.

Now, I do believe there are drummers, people with "A word of honour, faith and a great noble heart" above selffishness and materialism. Drummers are like Soldiers, United!

Love,

Ian

Zickosdrummer 08-02-2010 09:06 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
I'm new to the site, but, if you get a paypal thing going, let me know. I'll contribute what I can.

bonzolead 08-02-2010 10:13 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
here,here I don't. have a lot of money but i'll contribute also. just let us know Ian.

Bonzolead

jer 08-03-2010 02:31 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Ian, please send me a PM when you work out the details of the account, I'm able to contribute as well.

swiNg 08-03-2010 11:16 PM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
count me in, just PM the details.

ive been down this road before, actually twise, where i had to sell my rig. a real bummer.

bobdadruma 08-04-2010 01:06 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Ian, I got your PM and I will send you what I can.
It isn't much, because times have been hard for me also.
It has been slow for me at work too. Gig money has also been hard to come by.
I am still OK, but I have a daughter in college and I too have many expenses at the current time.

Ian Williams 08-05-2010 05:45 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
Welcome on board and thanks for the kind words!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zickosdrummer (Post 729680)
I'm new to the site, but, if you get a paypal thing going, let me know. I'll contribute what I can.


Ian Williams 08-05-2010 05:46 AM

Re: Rock and a hard place.
 
No worries brother, I know you meant it from the heart...Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzolead (Post 729706)
here,here I don't. have a lot of money but i'll contribute also. just let us know Ian.

Bonzolead



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