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Old 12-14-2008, 04:29 PM
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My cousin is 7 years old, and has been playing the drums for about 2 years. He's relatively serious about it, as much as you can be for a seven year old.

I'm not sure if that matters, but I need to pick out a gift for him for Chanukah, and it has to be $20 or less. MAYBE $25, but no more.

But the the problem is, it has to be something FUN. My mom says a new snare head wouldn't be a fun gift, even though it would make his junior kit sound wayyy better.

And I can't really get him a cymbal, because even the cheapest splashes cost $20, and then I can't get a stand.

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Old 12-14-2008, 05:23 PM
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Practice pad?
Cheap drum DVD?
brushes?
I guess it doesn't HAVE to be drum related does it....?
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:27 PM
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Practice pad?
Cheap drum DVD?
brushes?
I guess it doesn't HAVE to be drum related does it....?
Well, he doesn't have a long enough attention span to watch a drum DVD, and I'm not sure about the brushes...aren't they for jazz? He's still playing simple beats and simple fills...

But it does have to be drum related.

Oh, and he already has a nice Remo practice pad.
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Buy him his first or next lesson.
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Buy him his first or next lesson.
Haha, his parents are buying him lessons, I want to get him something that he can start playing on as soon as he gets it, even if it's a super-crappy cowbell or cymbal or something. But all of them at GC and MF are $30, and the stands add even more money.
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Buy him his first or next lesson.
Good Idea. Is he taking lessons? If not he should be.

You can never go wrong with a Puddy Pad from Remo. They are a squeezable, moldable, portable practice pad that has a good amount of rebound. Adults love them - so kids should get a kick out of them too. They are relatively inexpensive and should be easy to find at music stores.

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Good Idea. Is he taking lessons? If not he should be.

You can never go wrong with a Puddy Pad from Remo. They are a squeezable, moldable, portable practice pad that has a good amount of rebound. Adults love them - so kids should get a kick out of them too. They are relatively inexpensive and should be easy to find at music stores.

WOAH!!!

That's awesome!!

I GOTTA GET ME ONE OF THOSE!
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WOAH!!!

That's awesome!!

I GOTTA GET ME ONE OF THOSE!
Ooh, I have one of those. They are pretty cool, great feel to them.

I'll consider it, but any other ideas?

I really wanted to get him a cymbal or cowbell, no matter how cheap they are. But they'd have to include a mount/stand.
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:52 PM
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Keep an eye out for the SDOD; Sometimes they have great deals on Wuhan china cymbals.

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Old 12-14-2008, 05:54 PM
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Keep an eye out for the SDOD; Sometimes they have great deals on Wuhan china cymbals.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid
I check that every morning, but Chanukah is in exactly one week, so it kind of has to be something that I can get straight from Guitar Center, and soon.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:06 PM
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some moon gel and some funky sticks

hot sticks artisticks perhaps
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:09 PM
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some moon gel and some funky sticks

hot sticks artisticks perhaps
No moongel, he doesn't need that, but maybe the cool sticks.

He really wants a cowbell though, what's the most affordable cowbell with a mount?
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:17 PM
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heres a cowbell

http://wembleydrumcentre.com/?fuseac...=41&fromleft=1

and heres some mounts

http://wembleydrumcentre.com/?fuseac...=41&fromleft=1
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:18 PM
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http://wembleydrumcentre.com/?fuseac...=37&fromleft=1

theres the link to the sticks, there quite good ive got some bit too thick for me tho
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Shipped from Europe? Not so sure about that...

It turns out that my mom bought this big poster of a drumset that says "rock" on the bass drum reso head. It's, uh, yeah.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:34 PM
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just an off topic thought how much do you recon shippiong across the pond would be?
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:40 PM
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just an off topic thought how much do you recon shippiong across the pond would be?
I shipped a 10" tom with a mount to a cymbal stand over to Scottland from the US for $38-$39 flat. Just has to be under 20 lbs. and the USPS supplied a box for me.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:42 PM
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oh ok thanx for that
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:26 AM
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maybe a big sticker or decal for the front of bass drum?

i think they are cool..lol

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Old 12-16-2008, 09:55 AM
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Just a random suggestion, why not buy a cowbell or splash( a realllly cheap one like, $20) and make a clamp for it to attatch to another part of his kit, ive made a few clamps myself, they are relativily easy and simple to make)
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:47 PM
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maybe a big sticker or decal for the front of bass drum?

i think they are cool..lol

That's a good idea...I'll see if I can put the vinyl stickers my mom bought on his bass drum instead of his wall...

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Just a random suggestion, why not buy a cowbell or splash( a realllly cheap one like, $20) and make a clamp for it to attatch to another part of his kit, ive made a few clamps myself, they are relativily easy and simple to make)
Dude, I have NO IDEA how to make a clamp, haha. Absolutely none. And I don't feel like making one.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:06 PM
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A hi hat drop clutch if he has a double pedal, or just stick with your snare head idea. The brushes aren't a bad idea either, at least you could introduce him to a new style, or ear plugs if he doesn't have any, I can't think of a whole lot of cheap drum things. Cymbal polish? I don't know out of ideas, lol I'll post more if I think of more.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:30 AM
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A hi hat drop clutch if he has a double pedal, or just stick with your snare head idea. The brushes aren't a bad idea either, at least you could introduce him to a new style, or ear plugs if he doesn't have any, I can't think of a whole lot of cheap drum things. Cymbal polish? I don't know out of ideas, lol I'll post more if I think of more.
yeah, my mom says no to most of that, not even a snare head, it's not as "exciting enough." She got him a board game. Looks like it's over.
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Typical mom, just let her handle it if she doesn't want to give you a chance to make his kit better.
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Typical mom, just let her handle it if she doesn't want to give you a chance to make his kit better.
Yeah, I'm gonna end up giving him my stock PDP snare head, not for Chanukah, but just so he can hear what his kit could sound like.
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Yeah, I'm gonna end up giving him my stock PDP snare head, not for Chanukah, but just so he can hear what his kit could sound like.
Chanukah? Are you Jewish?
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Chanukah? Are you Jewish?
Yes, I am Jewish.

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So, what happened? Update please.
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So, what happened? Update please.
My mom bought him a board game =(
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Oh geez, what a let down. And thats supposed to be exciting.
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Oh geez, what a let down. And thats supposed to be exciting.
Well, to be fair, he's not SUPER into drums like me. He's only like, 6.
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i thought you said he was 7
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i thought you said he was 7
Something like that=D
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