Why I dislike certain drum owners

Lee-Bro

Senior Member
I kinda look at drums as I do motorcycles. I wouldn't modify a restored or original vintage bike or a drum set. I'm looking @ getting a new Indian. The factory doesn't do the paint scheme I want, nor do they have factory options/accessories I want (or have them at a reasonable price). I'll keep it stock for a season or two and then customize it over winter at some point and there will be after-market parts on it. New drums, I was able to order exactly what I wanted. Had I not been able to, I was going to modify my DWs to suit what I wanted.

I take care of my bikes and drum gear. I use them for what they're built for. When I want to make a change and sell what I currently own, I hope I get the most I can, but I don't allow that future event to affect how I enjoy and use them now.
 

Lee-Bro

Senior Member
Didn't Dave Grohl do a special order on one of his kits: Classics w/ Collectors badges and a Gretsch tom mount installed?
 

wraub

Gold Member
I've bought a lot of gear, and am currently selling some.

I always buy the best I can get for the lowest price I can find, and I've been pretty lucky. Same with items I've resold.
I usually buy with value in mind, and the possibility of a resale is always there, so the likely price at resell is a thought, but not a concern to me.

As for modding? I'm all for it. If the gear is almost exactly what you want, and a simple mod will get it there? I've done it, and I'd do it again.
My main bass looks beat to snot, has lots of mods, and it plays and sounds great and every one who has played it has agreed. That said?
All the mods are reversible, as are almost all the mods done to my instruments. The outlier was a drastic move done by a repair tech.

tl,dr- It's just stuff, and it's yours. Make it work. If you have to sell it, do so and move on. Make what you can.
 

GetAgrippa

Diamond Member
Hmmm are there Pornography forums? The "Your Place/Your Playing/Your Gear" section must be wild. I can see all kinds of parallels between this forum and a porno one in an alternate universe. I could still use GetAgrippa LOL.
 

madjack956

Active Member
That's the caveat. If I don't factor in my time, which does have value regardless of the type of time, I've made a lot of money on everything I've ever sold. Time spent making repairs or the like is time not spent playing drums, camping, spending time with family etc. therefore, it has a value that needs to be factored in to the overall equation.
If your time has no value to you whatsoever, bully for you, but I have many things to do with my time besides fix stuff and watch TV so I assign it a value.
I understand your position.
 

cbphoto

Diamond Member
Hmmm are there Pornography forums? The "Your Place/Your Playing/Your Gear" section must be wild. I can see all kinds of parallels between this forum and a porno one in an alternate universe. I could still use GetAgrippa LOL.
Yeah, no. You don’t wanna google your handle with “porn”. It clearly shows you get around.
 

AzHeat

Platinum Member
That's the thing I was getting at earlier.

When you buy something, you can do it because you really want it, and it'll be fun to have and to use,
even if it's impractical and resale value might not be so good.

Or....you can buy something with the idea of how much will it be worth when I sell it,
and settle for something vanilla that doesn't really do it for you.

Of course, it doesn't have to be one extreme or the other. It's possible there might be a middle ground.
Yup, life is short and you have to live a bit too, but having been in a bad spot where even 6 months of savings wasn't enough, it's a factor I can't ignore. I will go out of the comfort box and live a bit too, but I keep those to a limit. Buying a Z4 a few years ago was one example. Huge fun, big repairs, giant loss at the end, but the smiles live on. Just can't afford to do that with everything. With my drums decision...Gretsch holds its value better than Mapex or Yamaha, but not nearly as good as DW. I split the difference when I couldn't decide which I liked best. It was the best balance between the sound I was looking for and not totally losing my shorts if I found myself being forced to sell again.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Platinum Member

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Platinum Member
Bird and Magic.

ah ha...basketball is a sport I know nothign about...but I can see where those cards were "solid" for resale! I mainly do hockey/football/baseball
 

BrokenStick

Junior Member
ah ha...basketball is a sport I know nothign about...but I can see where those cards were "solid" for resale! I mainly do hockey/football/baseball
I was into hoops in the '80s and into the early '90s. Before that cardswise, nothing really. Oh, I have a couple of shoeboxes full of cards from the early to mid '70s in baseball. Never did collect football or hockey.
 

Ransan

Senior Member
Not sure what the big deal is. We’re talking about mass produced drums here. It’s not like painting your Stratavarius.
I’m sure OP would find a way to convert a Strad 14” viola to a modded 4/4 violin.
😶
 
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