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Old 02-15-2007, 05:22 AM
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Default Getting a new kit!!

First off sorry if this is in the wrong place.
But here's what I'm getting:
Mapex M Birch in Emerald Green
20x18 inch bass drum
10x8 inch rack tom-tom
12x9 inch rack tom-tom
14x14 inch floor tom-tom
8x8 inch rack tom-tom
16x16 inch floor tom-tom
14x5.5 inch snare drum
14X5.5 inch Mapex Black Panther Steel Snare Drum
Cymbals
Sabian AAX 14 inch hihats
Sabian AAX 16 inch crash
Sabian AAX 20 inch ride
Sabian AAX 10 inch splash
Sabian AAX 18 inch stage crash
Sabian AAX 18 inch Chinese
Hardware
Mapex B950A boom cymbal stand
Mapex C550A straight cymbal stand
Mapex TS960A cymbal/tom stand
Mapex P580A double bass drum pedal
Mapex T560A drum throne
Mapex S550A snare drum stand

PS: I'm going next week to my local drum shop to try this stuff out. I've heard M Birches are great kits for the money and www.massmusic.net offers sweet deals on the AAX cymbals.
If I work really hard (keeping my room clean and mowing the grass) I'll have this complete kit by the end of '07...my parents might just help out a bit too! I'm so excited.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:48 AM
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Sweet sweet.
I love emerald green drums.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:19 AM
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Sounds like a great set. Its gonna take a huge bite outa your wallet though.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:38 AM
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Sounds like a great set. Its gonna take a huge bite outa your wallet though.
Thanks. Yeah I'll go all the way back to $0 in my bank account but it'll be worth it...I also sat down for close to an hour doing "money math" on this kit. I thought "OK, I'm past the beginner stage and I think this is something I'm going to do until I can't drum anymore so I'll go for 'the good stuff'" so yeah its definitely worth it.

I also forgot about the hihat stand, snare stand, cymbal stand, boom stand, and the single pedal that comes with the kit. (all 500s) I might get a cowbell and a drum set tamborine too. Later on I might get some shakers (I borrow my church's shakers a lot right now) new heads and of course sticks, mallets, and brushes.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:49 AM
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Sounds great. Good luck with getting it all together.
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:07 AM
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Congrats, it sounds great. It reminds me of when I got my first job and bought my first really good kit, a Tama Rockstar Custom 6 piece with Sabian AAX cymbals. I think by the time I was done I had about $150 left in the bank.
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:56 PM
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Drumming is keeping me in the poorhouse myself so join the fray! Congratulations on what sound like will be a great kit.
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:27 AM
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^^^agreed...it's a bit of an illness really.

I usually have nothing left of my paychecks the day i get them because im always updating my kit...i'll soon be happy with it and be done for a while
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:08 AM
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^^^agreed...it's a bit of an illness really.

I usually have nothing left of my paychecks the day i get them because im always updating my kit...i'll soon be happy with it and be done for a while
Yeah drummers and pianists are probably the poorest muscians. I still can't believe a round sheet of metal costs more than $200! Pianos start at $3000 and yearly tuning is $100. (I've played for 5 years) and lessons...wow.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:33 AM
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Yeah drummers and pianists are probably the poorest muscians. I still can't believe a round sheet of metal costs more than $200! Pianos start at $3000 and yearly tuning is $100. (I've played for 5 years) and lessons...wow.
Well, a GOOD round sheet of metal costs more than $200...depending on the size of course :)

Drummers do have it the worst as far as how expensive things are. I play bass too, and while like alot of instruments, a really good one is not cheap (mine was $1500 with the amp roughly), once you buy it, that's it. All you have to do is change strings and that's pretty cheap. Although like drums, there is alot of great lower end stuff around today, and buying used is always an option.

Are you going to be looking around used for any of the things you want? I'd even start with the kit. Even if you have to order extra toms that don't come with it, you can still save alot of money. I would especially look for cymbals used.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:08 PM
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Well, a GOOD round sheet of metal costs more than $200...depending on the size of course :)

Drummers do have it the worst as far as how expensive things are. I play bass too, and while like alot of instruments, a really good one is not cheap (mine was $1500 with the amp roughly), once you buy it, that's it. All you have to do is change strings and that's pretty cheap. Although like drums, there is alot of great lower end stuff around today, and buying used is always an option.

Are you going to be looking around used for any of the things you want? I'd even start with the kit. Even if you have to order extra toms that don't come with it, you can still save alot of money. I would especially look for cymbals used.
My brother plays guitar and his Mesa Boogie amp costed $1200 if I can remember right. He has an Epiphone Les Paul Studio electric and a Martin acousitc guitar. He always loses his picks so he spends about $20 a year on picks and of course he spends about $50 a year on strings. (Gawd! I love my big brother and I miss him too...he's in college right now)
My parents don't trust used instruments ads (local or ebay type things) so I always have to buy new. I don't mind it though 'cause my parents do chip in some.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:12 PM
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Good luck drummerchick! Hope everything works out for the kit.. Cant wait to see the pictures..
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:44 PM
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Good choice drummerchick, I also just purchased a birch kit, Tama starclassic in Red Sparkle Fade! I love it! search this forum and you'll see it!
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:01 PM
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Great news! my mom said that since I've been working really hard in school she might reward me with the basic kit (5 piece with hats, crash, ride) and I get the 8in tom free! I'll have to keep up my studies in order to keep it but it will be worth it. Even though I'm excited about the drums the thing I'm most excited about is the bass drum pedal...the one I have now is a bunch of crap that only works when it wants to. I absolutely can't wait!
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:51 PM
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Gratz! It's always great to get new stuff, just don't take it for granted!
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:40 AM
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Good stuff.

I remember getting my first good kit.

I saved up for a whole year, then ordered it.

I couldnt sleep the night before picking it up.......

then finally it came, and it was such a great feeling!!!!
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ok ok ok. so (like a school girl)


WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED??????
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:59 AM
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ok ok ok. so (like a school girl)


WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED??????
Nothing...haven't gotten it yet. Unfortunately. yeah, it sucks, but I'm working on it!
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:16 AM
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protest and stop doing yard work!!! that'll show em!!! lol
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:19 PM
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If money is an issue, maybe you should set your sites a little lower, like going for 2 or 3 toms instead of 5, 1 snare instead of 2, and some hats, a ride, and a crash before adding the other cymbals. I mean, you'll probably be able to do most of the things you want to do with a basic 4 or 5 piece setup. Then when you get more money, you can go nuts with the gear. Also, don't rule out finding a good used kit. And keep in mind those other costs that come along with a drum kit. Maybe a new set of heads if you aren't digging the stock heads. Then if you start gigging, you'll want to get bags or cases to protect your gear.
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