Scruffy Drum kits

Yamaha Rider

Well-known member
Call me a filthy deviant - but I think I'm developing a liking for distressed, scuffed, flaky and faded sets of old drums. Even tastefully mismatched frankenstein kits...
I'm only 6 months into my first kit and I'm already turning into a semi-skilled pretentious hipster pr***.
Set me straight before it's too late.
Or just give me some battered drum kit porn, your call. 😉
http://instagr.am/p/CCRSJ70g_RW/
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
When you play with all your heart and all your mind and all your soul, you’re eyes are closed.

It’s like being at the beach, surfing all day while the beauties on the beach in bikinis are…just there. Then, after the surf session, you walk past and begin to question your actions.

I walked past my beauty the other day and lost all concentration.

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Yamaha Rider

Well-known member
When you play with all your heart and all your mind and all your soul, you’re eyes are closed.

It’s like being at the beach, surfing all day while the beauties on the beach in bikinis are…just there. Then, after the surf session, you walk past and begin to question your actions.

I walked past my beauty the other day and lost all concentration.

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What does 'scruffy' mean in American English? 'Swimming in hi gloss mile deep metalflake lacquer'? 😄
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
I hope it never becomes a fad with drums like it is with guitars. Fake distressed is like fake worn out jeans.

Did a search for worn out, and distressed drums and nothing much came up.

Real wear and tear is just scratches, gouges, dents, rust (for the careless), and so on.
 

Yamaha Rider

Well-known member
I hope it never becomes a fad with drums like it is with guitars. Fake distressed is like fake worn out jeans.

Did a search for worn out, and distressed drums and nothing much came up.

Real wear and tear is just scratches, gouges, dents, rust (for the careless), and so on.
With you on fake-distressed (vomit emoji)
 
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larryace

"Uncle Larry"
I like the battered look. It kind of thumbs it's nose at convention aimed right at the unbelievably cool, perfect, flawless finishes that are so prevalent.

The battered look screams, Look man, I don't give a damn, because it ain't about that.

I do approve of that message.

Bo makes a good point.
 

Ransan

Senior Member
I hope it never becomes a fad with drums like it is with guitars. Fake distressed is like fake worn out jeans.

Did a search for worn out, and distressed drums and nothing much came up.

Real wear and tear is just scratches, gouges, dents, rust (for the careless), and so on.
Meanwhile distressed cymbals are Artisanal...
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
Is that made out of copper? Really does look like it.
Brass.

 

felonious69

Well-known member
Brass.

I've heard of metal snares, but...still learning drum stuff daily I guess.
 

Frosticles

Silver Member
Horses for courses. When I restore kits, they have to be perfect & as close to factory as possible. I do have a "Skip Kit" that I use(d) for gigs where kit share was needed. It's a battered Tama Superstar in a rather nasty copper wrap. It is though, perfectly maintained with good heads & has a regular strip down to make sure all is well. Just looks horrible :ROFLMAO:
 

iCe

Senior Member
When you play with all your heart and all your mind and all your soul, you’re eyes are closed.

It’s like being at the beach, surfing all day while the beauties on the beach in bikinis are…just there. Then, after the surf session, you walk past and begin to question your actions.

I walked past my beauty the other day and lost all concentration.

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I'm going to report this for graphic content. That finish with that hardware stirs forbidden feelings in me.

Back to topic; there's this new fad with guitars where you can buy a 'relic' guitar, which is just a brand new guitar that they've modified so it looks like it's 50 years old or so. And up the price while they're at it. Anyhoo, as long as it sounds great and bit of wear and tear is just part of the soul of the instrument.
 

Yamaha Rider

Well-known member
That 'repro antiquity' look isn't my thing (I just find them crude and ugly) - I'm thinking of normal gear that's been well and truly pre-loved - like a well thumbed paperback or dented Land Rover.
 
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