Returning to drums -when is too old??

harryconway

Platinum Member
First off, welcome to Drummerworld.​
....ear protection.....??
Yes, it's a good thing. Go see your doctor. About your hearing. We here, are drummers. For the most part, nice people, but not hearing specialists. I'm 53, with plenty of hearing damage (loud music, loud handguns, loud motorcycles, etc.) ... and I might be as dumb as a bag of hammers, but I'm smart enough to not diagnose someone elses hearing condition. Especially over the internet.

My second point (IF) I overcome the first is that I have put myself into a good buying position on two very good, (in fact excellent) kits one is a Pearl export and the other a Mapex M. Both kits are at same price £250 and equal condition, I cant recall the cymbals with the Mapex but they are those the kit was supplied with new so I trust the quality would be ok....??
Both kits are "general" workhorse kits. The Export has been around forever, the Mapex, half a forever. I'd probably go Mapex, simply because I hate the double-post Pearl type tom holder.
Anyhow please be gentle with me, but any thoughts would be appreciated.
All the best
Alright for now, but all gloves come off on your 10th post.​
 

Concrete Pete

Senior Member
My answer-


When you're dead- that's when you're too old, and not one second earlier!

My dad is 93, gave up "gigging drumming" when a few health/age problems arose a few months back. Now he's still slammin' and jammin' at home on his 40's
Gretch/Ludwig/Zildjian/etc. kit, and is now the OLDEST KNOWN DRUMMER IN THE WORLD!
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_is_the_oldest_drummer

So there!

Kick ass until the graveworms show up...

Cheers,
C. P.

I'm 53 now, and faster, sharper, and in more bands now than when I was a young pup.
 

Red Menace

Platinum Member
My answer-


When you're dead- that's when you're too old, and not one second earlier!

My dad is 93, gave up "gigging drumming" when a few health/age problems arose a few months back. Now he's still slammin' and jammin' at home on his 40's
Gretch/Ludwig/Zildjian/etc. kit, and is now the OLDEST KNOWN DRUMMER IN THE WORLD!
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_is_the_oldest_drummer

So there!

Kick ass until the graveworms show up...

Cheers,
C. P.

I'm 53 now, and faster, sharper, and in more bands now than when I was a young pup.
Whoo!! Old guys rule.

I honestly love older musicians. If it weren't for guys like you and your pa' us young guys would have nothing to live up to.
 

techristian

Senior Member
I'll be 55 in a few weeks. My drumming is better than ever. You are never too old.

As to the drums you will get, all I want to say is that there have been many changes to drum technology in the past 30 years. Drums that you may think of as expensive high quality drums may really be cheap. (new Ludwigs not all made in Chicago) Others that may be inexpensive such as my $600 Tama Imperialstar set, sounds as good as my $1000 REAL LUDWIG set from 1974. ($1000 back then)

Use your ears when you buy that next set.

Dan
 

con struct

Platinum Member
Hi Royston.

My advice is to get yourself a practice pad and some sticks and start right in getting your hands and wrists in shape. I like to watch TV while I'm working out on my pad, especially if there's a baseball game on.

Oh, and I'm fifty seven years old. You guys are babies. Well, except for Zickos.
 

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
If you use ear protection you should be OK.
You could also go with an electronic kit.
You could really control the volume that way.
Mic-ing an acoustic kit through a mixer and using noise reduction headphones is another good way to go.

All of the entry level kits are good now-a-days.
Pearl, Tama, Mapex, Gretsch, Ludwig, etc. Take your pick.
I gig with entry level kits.
If you just want to play at home thats all that you need.
Cymbals, I suggest buying used high end.

No such thing as too old!
I'm starting piano lessons next week and I'm 53.
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
But who is rowing this dingy??
Hell, not me. I'm the one with the spinal tumor, & your mayor's chain will weigh you down. We need a bigger boat, sort of viking syle will do, then you & I can take turns on the pace drum at the front. We need a viking to organise this, THAARD! Whoohoo, me & Grunt have a use for your services. Bring your curtains, we need them to keep Grunts football girls warm when they take a rest from rowing. About 60 of them will do I think.

There, did I mention delusional?
 
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