New member from the UK!

Ozric

Member
Good morning all!

I just want to say a quick hello to everyone and say thanks for letting me join the forum.

Bit of background for those that care about that sort of thing, I'm currently 33 years old and I've only ever sat behind a drum kit 2-3 times in my life, but since the age of about 10, I've been fascinated by drums.

Having grown up with a family that listened to Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal, I've loved listening to some of the greats for pretty much my entire life.

But the one memory that stands out as the "I want to play Drums" moment was the first time me and my old man sat down and listened to The Great Southern Trendkill by Pantera. After playing that album once, I said I wanted to be a drummer.

Queue high school/work, beer and girlfriends and sheer lack of enthusiasm to do anything other that the before mentioned, I never followed through on my dream. Unless you count playing along on my legs or the steering wheel of the car.

Now, Corona Virus comes and due to lack of space for an Electronic Kit, I choose to buy a guitar and attempt to learn and I soon realise that it just isn't for me at all. Much regret there as you can imagine.

So I'm at a point now where I'm about to buy a practice pad and a stand and some sticks, just to fill the need to tap away on something other than myself haha!

I will say, I'm not really interested in playing in a band as such, I will (If I ever buy a full kit) only be playing for the enjoyment of playing.

I'm now in a position where I want to fully immerse myself in the world of drumming, so if anyone has any tips/videos to watch/ things to practice, any and all information will be greatly appreciated!

Again, thankyou for letting me join and I hope to be around for a while, learning from you all!

Cheers, Adam.
 

KEEF

Senior Member
Welcome - good to have you aboard!
Wealth of experience and advice on here mate - only thing to remember is pics, or it didn't happen.;)
Sounds like you might be a true drummer at heart and that means always finding a way to play. Move the telly, bin the dining table,sell the kids( if you have any).
Some E- kits nowadays have a really small footprint - even A-kits come in mini/bop sizes. (y)
 

Ozric

Member
Morning Keef!

Haha! Those are all quality solutions to problems!

Like you say, I'm sure I'll find a way. Me and the wife might see how we can rearrange the house to suit :unsure:

Cheers, Adam.
 

drumnut87

Well-known member
welcome from a fellow UK dweller! :D good to have you here! :D
 
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Old Dog new Cans

Senior Member
Pantera is some heavy good stuff! How old were you when you started listening?

Good for you on your choices. Be you're own person.

Welcome to the site!
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
love me some Pantera as well!!! they redefined "heavy" for me back then.

Welcome to the boards!!!
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
Now, Corona Virus comes and due to lack of space for an Electronic Kit, I choose to buy a guitar and attempt to learn and I soon realise that it just isn't for me at all. Much regret there as you can imagine.

So I'm at a point now where I'm about to buy a practice pad and a stand and some sticks, just to fill the need to tap away on something other than myself haha!
Welcome to drumming and Drummerworld, Adam. Maybe buy a few practice pads.

 

SomeBadDrummer

Well-known member
Good morning all!

I just want to say a quick hello to everyone and say thanks for letting me join the forum.

Bit of background for those that care about that sort of thing, I'm currently 33 years old and I've only ever sat behind a drum kit 2-3 times in my life, but since the age of about 10, I've been fascinated by drums.

Having grown up with a family that listened to Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal, I've loved listening to some of the greats for pretty much my entire life.

But the one memory that stands out as the "I want to play Drums" moment was the first time me and my old man sat down and listened to The Great Southern Trendkill by Pantera. After playing that album once, I said I wanted to be a drummer.

Queue high school/work, beer and girlfriends and sheer lack of enthusiasm to do anything other that the before mentioned, I never followed through on my dream. Unless you count playing along on my legs or the steering wheel of the car.

Now, Corona Virus comes and due to lack of space for an Electronic Kit, I choose to buy a guitar and attempt to learn and I soon realise that it just isn't for me at all. Much regret there as you can imagine.

So I'm at a point now where I'm about to buy a practice pad and a stand and some sticks, just to fill the need to tap away on something other than myself haha!

I will say, I'm not really interested in playing in a band as such, I will (If I ever buy a full kit) only be playing for the enjoyment of playing.

I'm now in a position where I want to fully immerse myself in the world of drumming, so if anyone has any tips/videos to watch/ things to practice, any and all information will be greatly appreciated!

Again, thankyou for letting me join and I hope to be around for a while, learning from you all!

Cheers, Adam.
You sir have caught drum fever, an incurable and incorrigible condition that over time if left untreated becomes an obsession. 'Tis wonderful to have, however beware of close family members and neighbors that can have extreme allergic reactions to said condition.
Once you are 'committed' to playing long-term and your space allows for an acoustic kit, you may want to start with a small used kit with minimal cymbals until you have some serious hours under your belt and you are ready to progress to bigger and better. eBay, reverb, next door, fb marketplace and other sites have a huge selection of used drum gear, and depending on where you live you may find a used drum/music store nearby.
Welcome and cheers!
 

GetAgrippa

Platinum Member
Welcome Ozric-cool name. "Enjoyment of playing" that's the ticket. You'll never be disappointed. Did they tell you about the hazing ceremony to join? Nah just kidding-this is a great forum. It's the only forum, blog, group I haven't been kicked out of and/or banned. You just have to survive the hazing-then it's smooth sailing. ROFL
 

felonious69

Well-known member
Welcome Adam...(Cheers)
I am new here too ,,,June and new to drums. Totally different animal from what I am used to.

I always loved the thump of classic rock and roll drums and always wanted to learn. I'm 55 now.
As I've said here before, not going anywhere because of COVID freed up the money for a lot of things, including drums. My first ever kit!

This forum has proven to be an invaluable source for drumming technique/gear answers AND a lot of good laughs!
The folks on here are AWESOME! My drums sound great to me, once I upgraded some things per advice I got here...(aside from the skill level involved).

When GF saw me bringing in a drum set...she was uptight...we have a small three bedroom house (one story).

Since I moved her into the closet (It is a walk in) she is OK and doesn't really realize because I painted a window on the back wall.
Now my kit is set up and I am ready, willing and hopefully able to learn.

Wish me luck.
I am doing so for you.
Bob.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
Welcome Ozric-cool name. "Enjoyment of playing" that's the ticket. You'll never be disappointed. Did they tell you about the hazing ceremony to join? Nah just kidding-this is a great forum. It's the only forum, blog, group I haven't been kicked out of and/or banned. You just have to survive the hazing-then it's smooth sailing. ROFL

yeah, @SomeBadDrummer seemed to come out of his "poll hazing" thing pretty well...
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member

ToneT

Well-known member
"ello Mate!
Welcome to the club!
We are experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, and sometimes a truly wacky bunch.
This is a great time to get a practice pad, some method books, a metronome, and begin your drumming journey.
Cheers!
 
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