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future_god_of_the_axe  
23 Nov 2009 04:20 | Quote
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hey, i know alot of us dont play drums, but if anybody has a clue on the instrument, whats a good brand for a bluesy, classic rock type sound?
much love,
-Zach
Sleepwalker106  
23 Nov 2009 20:20 | Quote
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Mapex maple/orion or saturn set has an amazing tone for versatility, and gretcsh is more towards the jazz/classic rock type of feel.
BodomBeachTerror  
24 Nov 2009 00:09 | Quote
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i didnt realize different brands had very different sounds
fender_bender  
24 Nov 2009 10:40 | Quote
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The drum heads you choose will have a greater effect on the drum sound than the brand of the drums. Unless you go up to the uber expensive like DW which can be several thousand bucks for the shells only. Most drums are made of birch or maple and most $500-$1000 kits will sound almost the same with the same drum heads on them, unless the drums are different sizes. The snare and kick drum is where you would want to spend the most attention IMO. I would probably use a fat steel snare with snares a little loose for classic rock. But drum sounds are like guitar sounds. It is a never ending quest! A lot of people used to use Remo Pinstripes heads back in the day, but now it seems to be more towards Evans G2. Look around at drumhead websites like Remo, Evans and Aquarian. I know the aquarian site has a guide for picking drumheads for certain styles.
Nightmare  
24 Nov 2009 12:10 | Quote
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'bender which do u like more guitar or drums?
nater2  
24 Nov 2009 14:01 | Quote
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@fender. u are now my best friend because u used the word "uber". you rock
BodomBeachTerror  
24 Nov 2009 14:17 | Quote
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i use the word uber in everyday conversation
Sleepwalker106  
24 Nov 2009 18:53 | Quote
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@nightmare I share this account with my brother(main focus is guitar) and my main focus is on the drums but I still study theory and such cause I want to become a composer, but I just love drumming, especially jazz and progressive drumming. It's a hard choice lol but personally I like drumming more than playing guitar. Oh another thing that affects the sound is how tight you put the heads on.
fender_bender  
25 Nov 2009 10:19 | Quote
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@nater.
You are uber awesome.

@Nightmare
I like drums a lot. I like guitar and bass, but when I hear a song the drums is what I listen to first. When I'm in my car I play drum beats on the steering wheel and I use the 'tick-tock' of the blinker as a metronome. I drum on everything and used to get in trouble at school and at home for being so noisy. I guess to answer your question, yes, I like drums more. I am a drumaholic.
Nightmare  
26 Nov 2009 05:35 | Quote
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ya I always wanted to be a drummer too but the thing is I live in an apartment so I cant get drums, cause its too loud, unless I get electric drums instead of an acoustic but they are a bit expensive and I dont like electric drums much.
sev121993  
26 Nov 2009 12:25 | Quote
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Last time I met some drums, they attempted to murder my goldfish. FREAKIN' DRUMS.
future_god_of_the_axe  
27 Nov 2009 01:15 | Quote
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Kieth Moon Reference? ^^^
fender_bender  
30 Nov 2009 09:45 | Quote
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@Nightmare
I made my own electric drums out of an old acoustic set that I bought for 100 bucks. They don't look pretty at all, but they work. It is very versatile. With the right drum 'brain' they will sound great. I have a Roland TD-6 on them right now, but the drum sounds are a little lacking and aren't very expressive. The TD-20 on the other hand sounds great, but is quite expensive. Right now I switch off between the drum sounds in the TD-6 or I just record the midi info into protools and then use the midi info to trigger a plugin with better drum sounds. Which works quite well at capturing the performance as long as the drum sounds are up to par.
ThePusher  
1 Dec 2009 01:27 | Quote
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Not that I'm very well versed on the subject but I just purchased a D-drum kit and am starting out though if your going blues and classic rock I gotta say nothing beats a Pearl kit with Sabian cymbals, bear in mind heavier genres like metal require a lower tuned bass drum as well as double kick pedals or bass drums, all that said you should be able to get a starter Pearl or the afformentioned Mapex kits for like 1000-1500 for something decent
BodomBeachTerror  
1 Dec 2009 11:13 | Quote
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whoa pusher!
les_paul  
1 Dec 2009 19:29 | Quote
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Pearl sets the standard in the drum world but Tama are good as well.


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