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Old 07-11-2018, 11:20 PM
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Default Can a very (!) cheap drumset sound ok..?

No, was my answer a few months ago in a thread here somewhere, and now i saw this..

Maybe most here allready saw this video, since is kinda old, but still..

When you are in a band with a quality soundguy and some decent mics, i would say..: replace some cymbals with this one and think again before you spend 5000 dollars on your next set..

Only your back will maybe suffer a little, but at least not anymore from carrying the drums..lol..


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Old 07-11-2018, 11:53 PM
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No, was my answer a few months ago in a thread here somewhere, and now i saw this..

Maybe most here allready saw this video, since is kinda old, but still..

When you are in a band with a quality soundguy and some decent mics, i would say..: replace some cymbals with this one and think again before you spend 5000 dollars on your next set..

Only your back will maybe suffer a little, but at least not anymore from carrying the drums..lol..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLb2VRc2Q2A
I'm not really feeling that if I'm honest. The microphones, mixing/post production will gave no doubt have helped.

I don't think you'd get away with that in a live situation!! however it would be funny watching it on stage : )
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:15 AM
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..I'm not really feeling that if I'm honest. The microphones, mixing/post production will gave no doubt have helped.

I don't think you'd get away with that in a live situation!! however it would be funny watching it on stage : )..

The '5000 dollars set'-part was meant a little as a joke, but i was surprised to hear this result on such a crap thing..

And i agree, would be nice to give that set a test on stage one time, if the gig is not that important and no risks for (losing) future bookings/income are there..lol..
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:26 AM
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The '5000 dollars set'-part was meant a little as a joke, but i was surprised to hear this result on such a crap thing..

And i agree, would be nice to give that set a test on stage one time, if the gig is not that important and no risks for (losing) future bookings/income are there..lol..
The set should be setup on stage for other members of the band who are determined to have their own drums/percussion to occasionally hit.

That should end that craze pretty soon!
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:33 AM
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:48 AM
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Can high end recording gear make a cheap drum set sound good? LOL

The Newman mic retails for $850.00. If he's running that type of mic I'd bet the rest of his gear is pretty high end too.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:45 AM
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Default Re: Can a very (!) cheap drumset sound ok..?

It might not stay in tune long. I don't see what kind of cymbals he is using.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:09 AM
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I saw Johnny Rabb one night playing a Wac'd Drum set at a local shop and just for fun they made a tom out of an 8 inch diameter, thick cardboard tube, like concrete molds are made of. With the tuning and good heads and mic'd it sounded as good as any other drum.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:11 AM
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That isn't a cheap drumset---it's a child's toy with expensive mics, and heavily processed sound. THIS is a cheap drumset that DOES sound good---without any electronic manipulation.

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Old 07-12-2018, 02:43 AM
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I love playing on crappy kits! If you can make crappy kits sound good, you can make anything sound good.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:44 AM
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I saw Johnny Rabb one night playing a Wac'd Drum set at a local shop and just for fun they made a tom out of an 8 inch diameter, thick cardboard tube, like concrete molds are made of. With the tuning and good heads and mic'd it sounded as good as any other drum.
1. Cardboard IS wood.
2. This is all well and good, but I basically never play miked. And often, I am playing in very intimate rooms with very sparse and quiet music. Itís like the equivalent of having a microscope on every note you play. I doubt that cardboard drums would sound acceptable under those really, REALLY exacting conditions.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:02 AM
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I bought one of those Sawtooth bop kits for $189 that Woot was blowing out a couple of months ago. I stripped the plastic wrap off the shells and put on some Ambassadors and damned if I can tell any real difference from my $3000 and $5000 bop kits sound wise.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:03 AM
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If they have good heads and are in tune then definitely. If you can hit the things properly then bonus.

Hardware, Snare and cymbals have to be good quality.

My main gigging kit is a £350 poplar Pearl Midtown, everyone comments on how good it sounds.

I still love the expensive kits I have and it was a breath of fresh air when I took the old Luddy out a couple of weeks back and had that warm vintage sound at my disposal.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:25 PM
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Would have been a good comparison between a cheap adult kit/expensive kit.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:59 PM
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My wife came home with a little desktop drum set from Hallmark two weeks ago. The box says it makes real drum sounds. Good to know I can make it sound good with real heads and tuning and some killer mics. To be honest, it's not far off from what I'm hearing in the recording when I get my ears really close to it! Why I agonize over something that stays in tune and gives feedback, when I could have bought some mics instead is beyond me.

Her's the link, if anyone wants one:
https://www.amazon.com/Westminster-D...SIN=B00CTVQJTY
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: Can a very (!) cheap drumset sound ok..?

Yep, sure can!

I've recorded 4 of my original band's albums on a beat-up Maxxim (or might be CB) drum kit my one guitarist has with an Acrolite snare. All Evans heads on them and they sound better than my $2000 Ludwig kit.
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