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Old 12-14-2013, 09:04 PM
tamadrm tamadrm is offline
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Default Re: Drumset or Drumkit?

I sometimes find myself saying or typing kit,but to me,it's a drum set,bass drum,snare,mounted tom,floor tom,and cymbals.

The bass drum was never "kicked" like some think it was.It was always played with a beater,and the snare drum was played with sticks,which is why there were usually 2-3 drummers in an orchestra pit...till the bass drum pedal came along.

So the term " kick" drum,was used erroniously by recording engineers,to differenciate the bass drum mic,(labeled kick)from the bass guitar mic,labeled "bass".

Sorry for the off topic,but it's kind of OT.

Steve B
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