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Old 11-03-2013, 12:53 PM
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Default Re: Is being over-educated about gear good, or bad?

Originally Posted by Bobrush View Post
This also assumes that you easily have the opportunity to listen to various choices, side-by-side in the same environment, at the same time. This can often be a challenge for a lot of us. Which is why so many of us go to internet forums to ask opinions of colleagues, who have a vast collective experience. It may not be ideal, but sometimes it is the best we can do. Also, it is usually better than we could have done 40 years ago.
This is very true. I live outside Toronto, and we have lots of decent music stores around town. Testing out a snare or a cymbal is easy to do.
Typically the drum department is some afterthought tucked in the back, with 10 kits stacked on the wall, and only one kit on the floor. And don't even think about sitting at it.

To A-B different drum kits you often can see one of them at this shop, and then you'd have to drive across the city to see another kit you like. (not that you'll be able to set it up.)

And since they'll have the stock heads on, and probably never tuned since they left the factory, I'm not sure how much you'll get out of playing them anyways.
Ayotte Drumsmith 6 pc, Sabian HHX Evolution cymbals
Yamaha DTX950K
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