Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD
Sorry but it just drives me crazy when all of the young drummers think the most important thing about drumming is playing a double pedal. Most of them have no groove, no chops, can't play a double stroke roll. It's just nuts.
That's why I said at that age I would use my money for lessons, books, recordings to learn from, etc. I actually borrowed a friend's set for some rock gigs because my Slingerlands were more of a jazz set. When I actually started playing full time, I had a sudden realization that I needed a bunch of stuff. But at that point, I was mature enough to know exactly what I needed and was earning the money to pay for it.