it's a one-part of a forum discussionWhy do people worry so much about what others do? Who cares?
I mean...'cuz I like talking about drums and drummers and drumming? And I totally get that after a certain period of time, it can easily feel like every topic has been discussed to death. But it's pretty much always new to someone, and still interesting to others.Why do people worry so much about what others do? Who cares?
I love them for a few reasons:Because eventually you will find they are not as great as you thought.. Unless you just don't care that much..
What I was trying yo say (with my limited non-native english) is that sometimes people buy cheap stuff and brag about it saying that is way better than the expensive stuff, as well as some people who buy super expensive (or vintage) stuff brag about how much "mojo" and "warmth" their kit has. People look for confirmations, especially after they've spent some money on something they wanted.I think it is far simpler, though just as potentially inaccurate, to say "an attempt to improve one's self"....but our experience flavors our lenses.(oohh..synesthesia metaphore!)
Sure, but this is the sister thread to 'are high end drums a giant waste of money?'I hate to be this guy, but if you can't make music happen with a set of stage customs, an acrolite, and some As, the gear is NOT the problem.
Sure, but this is the sister thread to 'are high end drums a giant waste of money?'
The key phrase for both discussions is all things being equal.
Given that you have a budget, given that you know how to tune drums, given that you are at least a musical sounding player.
You can play amazing on a $200 guitar, but most people enjoy playing something a bit more expensive, arguably better made, maybe with some history attached.
You can play the same song on a mid-priced Yamaha kit and sound good, but I wouldn't take one on a major tour or high pressure recording session. For some that 5-10% gain is worth the cost. NONE of which makes lower end drums a waste of time, which is what I said three pages ago. Play what you can afford and what you enjoy playing, whether that's an $800 drum kit or an $8000 drum kit.
I've played "low-end" and "high-end" kits on "Mustang Sally" and the song sounded the same both ti
Go fo it!Yeah, I think we're in agreement on all of this. I'm just pretty skeptical when someone throws his feather boa over his shoulder and says, "I can't make my art under these conditions!" when he's got a perfectly serviceable kit in front of him. A Stage Custom kit with an Acrolite and a set of As should be a setup any decent drummer could drive a band with.