Re: What got you started playing drums?
By the time I was 8 I was already setting up mock "drums" and playing to my records. Music lover at a very you age - Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Zeppelin, Rush, and eventually the greatest moment in the history of rock - Van Halen 1978. I was playing it all on drums, wingin' much of it on guitar. This was all from 10 years old to about 19. Never took lessons. It never crossed my mind.
Something that is incredible to me today, is that in the first ten years after I got my first kit, it never occurred to me to upgrade anything! I just played. In ten years all I added to that cheap, prehistoric 5 pc kit was another cheap abused bass and a couple toms (I needed more pieces for Rush tunes!). I never bought a better kit, quality cymbals, good pedals.
This $400 entry level Yamaha I own now is top of the line compared to that old thing I learned to play on.
Anyhow, there was a long break from drums as I dove into guitar from the late 80s to about 2008. Not the same sad story with my guitar gear.
Last edited by bud7h4; 03-17-2014 at 05:12 AM.