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Old 01-25-2012, 05:04 AM
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I've been wanting to travel the world for awhile now, and I'm looking for an opportunity to volunteer overseas or something, but what's really held me back from doing this is not being able to play the drums.

Are there any solutions to playing the drums while traveling? Like something that could fit in a backpack?
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:06 AM
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Sticks, a small pad or two, tap your feet. Not quite a kit, but better than nothing at all.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:06 AM
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P4 practice pad is great to have for hotel rooms and camping and all that

other than that Im sure you could find yourself in some jam situations along the way if you go to the right places

good luck.....and Im envious
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:13 AM
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How about a knee practice pad?

http://www.rainbowguitars.com/drums/...and/SMPADSS/DW
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:21 AM
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I lived in a cheap motel for 75 days when I first moved to Atlanta.

I drew out my kit hit spots on the back of the mattress with a Sharpie and would just pull up a chair and beat the shit out of that mattress a little everyday. It kept the drumming demons at bay and was a little like practicing on pillows back in the old days.

Don't let housekeeping figure it out.
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I've been wanting to travel the world for awhile now, and I'm looking for an opportunity to volunteer overseas or something, but what's really held me back from doing this is not being able to play the drums.

Are there any solutions to playing the drums while traveling? Like something that could fit in a backpack?

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Old 01-27-2012, 09:21 AM
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I travel 6 months a year. A life spent in airports. Nothing like your thighs, your feet and your hands.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:43 AM
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I travel 6 months a year. A life spent in airports. Nothing like your thighs, your feet and your hands.
very true mr.aydee
a life spent in airports is a varied life indeed
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:09 PM
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Just go to the local big box stores and practice there?
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:35 PM
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Brushes and a cardboard box are a simple solution.

A good quality riq is another option; I have Cooperman 3 frame drums which are very nice:
http://www.cooperman.com/?page_id=160

Here is a nice clip of a frame drummer doing his thing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAshV_fkzK0

Happy travels!

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Old 01-28-2012, 05:17 AM
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Take advantage of the travel and take some drum lessons with master drummers in area! Denis
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:41 PM
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I'm also going to be traveling soon and was hoping to take some sticks and practice pad with me, but I'm just bringing carry-ons. Have any of you traveling drummers had problems with TSA wanting to confiscate your sticks?
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:48 PM
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I'm also going to be traveling soon and was hoping to take some sticks and practice pad with me, but I'm just bringing carry-ons. Have any of you traveling drummers had problems with TSA wanting to confiscate your sticks?
I travel a fair amount (3-4 mons/year), and I always take sticks/pad with me, never been a problem. ONE guy at the xray station asked once, but he just said "drum pad? cool." and off I went...
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:30 AM
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Or you can build a suitcase drum kit!
http://www.instructables.com/id/Buil...case-Drum-Set/

But generally when away from my drums a pair of sticks and a pad with a lot of walking (I play double bass) helps me stay in shape.
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GuiGeek, I love that story of the suitcase drumkit. Wonderful bit of ingenuity.

However, for the OP why not get a Cajon?

http://www.gear4music.com/Drums-and-...ull-Finish/FJN

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Old 02-01-2012, 08:34 AM
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http://www.guitarcenter.com/DW-Go-An...85-i1371515.gc

This is what I would get if I were you.
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