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Old 12-07-2017, 05:38 PM
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I am showing 10-13 depending what I am flying at the time.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:45 PM
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I am a minimalist nerd, I suppose.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:49 PM
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One kit scores a 6---double pedals, high china, cowbell. The other scores a 3---I always have a cowbell!
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:59 PM
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I guess it would say that I am broke nerd. I have exactly what I need, no more, no less.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:17 PM
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I got zero points. Not sure if that makes me very cool or very boring.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:27 PM
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3 splashes
1 china

That's the full monty, though. It would often be 0 or 1.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:04 PM
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I'm a 21 but it all gets used for what I do, and I'm not tired moving it.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:19 PM
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I scored a big fat 0! 20 years ago I'd have scored pretty high, but now I'm a minimalist, I guess.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:25 PM
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I’ve got fist sized skulls as my cymbal toppers... does that count for anything? Nerd? Dum-mass? Uncool?
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:39 PM
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I’ve got fist sized skulls as my cymbal toppers... does that count for anything? Nerd? Dum-mass? Uncool?
I’ve got some bad news... ;)
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:04 PM
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Only 3 pts for a cowbell, mounted over my two kick drum-mounted rack toms. No chinas, no splashes, and no drum rack, whatsoever. Have 1 ride, two crashes and a high hat. Single pedal, too. I've always maintained that if you have two cymbal bags, you have too many cymbals.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:41 PM
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Does my set of five wood blocks really add up to 15 points? Two gongs check, tambourine check,China, splash, wind chime, check check check.

I'm not sure how to score these, log drum, ocean drum, triangle, tamborim, two guiros, seed shakers x 2, and goat hoof shakers x 2.

How do you count two kits?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:44 PM
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I scored a big whopping 3! Does the stuff in the closet that I can’t fit anywhere count?
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:25 AM
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:26 AM
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It kinda depends on my setup. On my main setup I have 1 (a splash), on my small jazz setup I have 3 (a cowbell), I also own a set of congas and a gong but they're not part of any of my 'setups.' If I was to combine everything that would be 7.
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:03 PM
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I scored 3, for the cowbell. I always thought I was cool. No needless baggage for me.
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:25 PM
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3 for the cowbell...
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:00 PM
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I'm at 7 points with my regular setup. I have enough stuff to move into the next category, but I don't use it all. I'd love to, it's just not practical.
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Old 12-17-2017, 04:03 AM
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Damn, only at +1, due to my lone splash. Although it is mounted above a crash on one of those silly extension arms, so maybe I get more points for that? Sigh, guess it's time to mount that dayglo orange clave block that's collecting dust, and the hihat tambo, and the double bass pedals, and maybe a left-side share and ride as well....
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Old 12-17-2017, 04:47 PM
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By the original post's scale I am a solid "0".

I go up to a "3" or "4" by the updated scale on page 3, depending on the kit, because I've got custom front bass drum heads with either my initials on them or the initials of our band name (all in the traditional badge style for now, though the band ones are going to be upgraded to something slightly more graphic soon), but then lose a point on a couple of those because of a smaller than 22" kick.
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:03 PM
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For my big kit, fully set up...

I'm well over 30 points, easy.

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Old 12-25-2017, 08:54 PM
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I am now oficially very, very cool. B-)
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:02 PM
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Give yourself 1 point for each of these you have on your kit:
• Double bass drum pedal- 1
• Splashes (1 point each)- 1
• China cymbals (mounted low and flat, 1 point each)- 1
• Excess crashes (0 points for your first three crashes, 1 point for each additional crash)-0
• Excess rack toms (0 points for your first two rack toms, 1 point for each additional) - 0
• Hi-hat-mounted tambourine jingles- 0

Give yourself 2 points for each of these you have on your kit:
• Drum rack - 0
• A full tambourine mounted anywhere on your kit - 0
• Extra snare (0 points for your main snare, 2 points for each additional) - 0
• China cymbals (mounted high and angled, 2 points each) - 0
• Specialty cymbals (O-Zones, Rocktagons, Zil-Bels, etc., 2 points each) - 0
• Electronic pads (2 points for each individual pad or octopad) - 0
• 2nd bass drum (whether as a traditional double-kick setup or as an extra kick off to the side, like Dave Weckl sometimes uses) - 0

Give yourself 3 points for each of these you have on your kit:
• Wind chimes - 0
• X-hats (or any extra pair of hi hats) - 3
• Cowbell or wood block (3 points each) - 9
• Excess floor toms (0 points for your first two floor toms, 3 points for each additional floor tom) - 0
• Any additional pedals beyond the hi hat or a double bass pedal (i.e. foot clave, etc., 3 points each) - 0
• Roto toms (3 points for each set of roto toms) - 0
• Gong (3 points each) - 0
• Gong bass drum - 0
• Any bass drum over two (i.e. your 3rd bass drum counts for 3 points, and so on) - 0
• Tympani (3 points each) - 0
• Timbales (3 points for up to two timbales) - 0
• Congas/bongos (3 points for up to two congas/bongos, 3 more for each additional) - 0
• Crotales/orchestra bells/xylophone, etc. (3 points per set) - 0

Give yourself 4 points for each of these you have on your kit:
• A full electric kit incorporated into your acoustic kit (ala Neil Peart) - 0
• Cage-style drum rack (you know the kind, resembles a UFC cage) - 0
• The "drum frame" tilted drum rack that mounts your full kit (including bass drum/s) - 0
• Any cymbal mounted "hanging style" (4 points per cymbal mounted this way) - 0

Now add up your points to determine your drum nerdiness:

0-5 points: In drummer terms, you're "The Fonz" (in other words: very, very cool). Just don't go jumping any sharks.

6-15 points: There's a little bit of drum nerdiness in you, but you pull it off with just enough coolness to keep you from being picked on.

16-29 points: An uber drum geek in training. Aren't you tired from hauling all that gear around? Unless you're famous and have roadies doing all the grunt work, it's time to consider trimming down that giant kit of yours.

30+ points: Like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, your geekiness knows no bounds. The drummer equivalent of a pocket protector. Time to seriously consider getting a life away from your kit!
15 - not sure why cowbells are 3 points. Seems high.
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:21 AM
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Yeah I only got three points because of the cowbell. I think the cowbell should be worth even less because it's actually an expected piece depending on what you're playing for.

I can get along with nothing else added, but one must have a cowbell.
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Old 12-26-2017, 03:18 AM
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:03 PM
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A Healthy 7. Double Pedal, China, O-Zone & a Rack.
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:52 PM
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The splash gets me 1. I have the sense not to mix my ekit with my akit at least for now but that EAD10 thing is on my GAS meter.
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:22 PM
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Having more than 2 rides would be considered nerdy. IMHO.
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:10 PM
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Aside from my kit there are a few things that make me a drum nerd. I have a drum key on my keychain. Just in case. I have a pair of sticks that I keep in my truck. Again, just in case. I always wear low-top chucks. The pine tree air freshener hanging from my rear-view mirror doubles as a crash cymbal when I'm playing along to the radio in my truck.
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:17 AM
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Having more than 2 rides would be considered nerdy. IMHO.
I can do that :) A washy ride & a ping ride
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:56 AM
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Having more than 2 rides would be considered nerdy. IMHO.
Then almost every jazzdrummer on this planet would be a nerd. Jeff Hamilton has three rides on his 4pc set but no crashes. Is he a nerd? I'd say, the music he plays demands for that approach. ;-)

Searching for THAT SPECIAL ride cymbal, with THAT specific sound qualities buying and selling rides constantly, is much much more nerdy IMHO. (The best thing is: Once you find that cymbal, you switch bands and realize that that special cymbal doesn't match the music anymore. LOL)
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:48 AM
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Then almost every jazzdrummer on this planet would be a nerd. Jeff Hamilton has three rides on his 4pc set but no crashes. Is he a nerd? I'd say, the music he plays demands for that approach. ;-)

Searching for THAT SPECIAL ride cymbal, with THAT specific sound qualities buying and selling rides constantly, is much much more nerdy IMHO. (The best thing is: Once you find that cymbal, you switch bands and realize that that special cymbal doesn't match the music anymore. LOL)
Well, if that’s true, then I’d be a nerd too. Besides my main ride, my other two big cymbals are rides too besides being just crashes.
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:13 PM
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I usually play with a ride, a crash on the left and a rideable crash or a crashride on the far right. Sometimes, it is one crash and two rides. Based on the initial criteria-catalogue, I am still übercool. :-)
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:34 PM
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4 points makes me The Fonz. Any sharks I can jump over?
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17 for me. A redonkulous uber drum geek in training. Training being the operative word here.

I do love all I have and play this love as much as possible. Though this full set up is what's at home. What I take on the road with the band is minimalistic at best as that's what fits the music.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:21 PM
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I counted twenty. I wonder if I overlooked something. Not cool. No way. Does having the whole kit in mirror chrome finish add points? How about the saw blade? :D Oh and the bassdrum anchors... I've never seen anybody use them. Darn good little trinkets they are and didn't even cost much.

What about other totally useless accessories like bullet belt or rubber chicken? Don't ask about the rubber chicken, its a long story.

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Wow, I am myself surprised: between 5 and 6 points depending on the kit I am using! So between «a "Fonz" (in other words: very, very cool)» and «a little bit of drum nerdiness in you (myself)»!
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See, I don't know how to rank myself. My setup changes depending on the gig I'm doing, and last year I played with 15 different artists.

I float between the categories.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:14 PM
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5 points.

2 for a snare, and 3 for a cowbell.
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