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Old 01-20-2014, 02:28 PM
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Last night at practice I broke the bass drum head on the kit that I use in my guitar players basement studio. I really felt bad, its not about the money for the head, but I just hate to damager something someone else owns. And while moving the throne to take the head off, I spilled my beer on the floor. it was just one thing after another. he is so nice and so laid back, it made it worse like kicking his puppy or something. funny thing was I wasn't playing hard, and when I switched the batter and the reso, the reso WAS a batter head so I wonder if he had them wrong, I didn't look?
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:00 PM
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Hmmm, sense of duty says replace the head, even if 99% of the wear was already there, or if he's used a reso as a batter. Any offset in blame equity makes up for the spilt beer & animal abuse :)
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:21 PM
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It sounds more like bad luck that you broke it, rather than carelessness, so I'm glad he was ok about it. Stuff happens.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:26 PM
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It sounds more like bad luck that you broke it, rather than carelessness, so I'm glad he was ok about it. Stuff happens.
yeah, there is another drummer that plays the kit. so it was just worn out I guess, I thought I broke the spring on the pedal because it got stuck going through the head. ill make it right but I felt really bad, the spilled beer just compounded everything.
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yeah, there is another drummer that plays the kit. so it was just worn out I guess, I thought I broke the spring on the pedal because it got stuck going through the head. ill make it right but I felt really bad, the spilled beer just compounded everything.
& we just gloss over the gross defenceless animal abuse?
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& we just gloss over the gross defenceless animal abuse?
that sheep was coming on to ME!
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Well there wasn't any actual puppy abuse. But the spilt beer??? THAT, my friends, is the real tragedy here...
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the spilled beer just compounded everything.
That is unforgivable. What a waste!
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That is unforgivable. What a waste!
I will mention it was a new beer too, 90% of it on the floor under the PA board!
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that sheep was coming on to ME!
I didn't realise you are Welsh!

Sorry if there are consecutive posts, editing is tricky on a phone when you have fat fingers.
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I broke the bass drum head on a kit I used to rehearse on at a church. I felt particularly bad, as I wasn't even a member of the church! All my bandmates were members, and we had permission to use the kit and PA. I knew I hadn't done anything wrong, but still...

I replaced the batter head, tuned up and cleaned the whole kit, and everyone was happy.

The only other time I broke a bass drum head was when I broke the beater off and the shaft went through the head, but luckily both the pedal and drum were mine.
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I will mention it was a new beer too, 90% of it on the floor under the PA board!
There's the real tragedy. Just imagine if it was whisky! Unbearable.
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I didn't realise you are Welsh!

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ok im going to try this out...HAGA!!
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ok im going to try this out...HAGA!!
Perfect accent and timing - well done, sir!
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Yeah, feel bad and replace the head. I slipped and fell moving an amplifier and dropped the amp on this guy's little baby Taylor acoustic guitar. I replaced it. Done story.
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I will mention it was a new beer too, 90% of it on the floor under the PA board!
A clear cut case of alcohol abuse ladies and gentleman.The situation has an easy remedy.

1) apologize
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4)buy more beer

You're once again....golden.:)

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Old 01-21-2014, 12:04 AM
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Yeah, feel bad and replace the head. I slipped and fell moving an amplifier and dropped the amp on this guy's little baby Taylor acoustic guitar. I replaced it. Done story.
yeah i will buy him a new one, he said no but its the principle of it.

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A clear cut case of alcohol abuse ladies and gentleman.The situation has an easy remedy.

1) apologize
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3)replace drum head
4)buy more beer

You're once again....golden.:)

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ok make me feel bad, .....he cleaned up the beer!!!

I did number 1, and ..that was all so far.
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A series of unfortunate events. Two to be precise. Buy him a new head and you're good. Fit it in the right way and explain to him about the batter and reso placement and you're a best pal. Take beer with you when you go over and you're golden.
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A series of unfortunate events. Two to be precise. Buy him a new head and you're good. Fit it in the right way and explain to him about the batter and reso placement and you're a best pal. Take beer with you when you go over and you're golden.
This Sunday im bring all new batter heads for the whole kit. He doesn't know, im sure he would tell me not to but its the right thing to do. as far as beer.........im still stealing his from the Marshal beer fridge hahahahah
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We still haven't rectified the alcohol abuse, and I fear it's too late.

Proper decorum suggests that you should have lapped up the spilt beer or at least squeezed the beer out of the rag and into a cup! At the very least, you could have encouraged his puppy to do the clean-up, rather than have the beer go to waste.

You haven't mentioned the beer brand/style - some canned light beers should be mopped up with a rag. So maybe there was no foul.
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We still haven't rectified the alcohol abuse, and I fear it's too late.

Proper decorum suggests that you should have lapped up the spilt beer or at least squeezed the beer out of the rag and into a cup! At the very least, you could have encouraged his puppy to do the clean-up, rather than have the beer go to waste.

You haven't mentioned the beer brand/style - some canned light beers should be mopped up with a rag. So maybe there was no foul.
It was a honey brown ale. I cant recall the brand, Killians maybe? he really likes having a ton of selection so the brands are constantly rotating in the fridge. I usually stick to the bud lite but its his wifes so I feel bad about drinking it all. sunday if I remember ill take a pic of the inside of the fridge.
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No wonder beer was spilled. The mere mention of Bud Light caused the alcohol to admit that it could no longer cope with this World.
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