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Horse people and musicians...

March 12, 2019 10:11AM
Got your curiosity up, haven't I? laughing smiley

they have something very much in common.... both have taken the quickest path to the poor-house. laughing smiley

When electronic drums came out I bought a set.. or I did so a bit after they came out anyway. Loved the 'sound'... hated the feel. Pads simply were not developed enough in tech to handle the nuances and anything beyond single stroke drum licks. I eventually packed them away and went back to acoustic drums.

Skip to today:

I 'hear', I have not confirmed it, that today's electronic drum pads have "IF NOT" mastered acoustic drum emulation they have at least come very close... thus... thinking about a set of electronic drums again. Benefits:

1. Sound is always right. Plug them in, play.

2. I'm old. laughing smiley This loading, unloading, setting up, tearing down, loading again, unloading again thing with acoustic drums for every gig is wreaking havoc on my aged bones. I want, need, desire the ease of an electronic kit.

The bad:

Good electronic kits... the type that actually have the feel and response of an acoustic kit.... cost the same as the GNP of Canada. So here's what will happen:

I will firmly, resolutely, rationally, know the 'expensive' is not worth it and I'm too old to consider such nonsense... I will forget the electronic kit.. move on with my life.. WHICH...

will eventually include a trip to the music store at which time I'll come home with a $7,000 set of new electronic drums.

Spending money on booze and tobacco is hard to give up... but it can be done.. with therapy and a lot of pain. Spending money on musical gear, for a musician, cannot be given up... ever. It's an addiction with no known cure. - JamesJM

  Band Gigs... every blessed time the time changes...

JamesJM127March 10, 2019 08:12AM

  Re: Band Gigs... every blessed time the time changes...

JoeMad84March 12, 2019 06:14AM

  Nice song list... Attachments

JamesJM70March 12, 2019 08:02AM

  not always flowered shirts....sometimes i wear a Rams jersey......

JoeMad53March 12, 2019 09:42AM

  Horse people and musicians...

JamesJM41March 12, 2019 10:11AM

  Upon further research... maybe cheaper than I thought.

JamesJM58March 13, 2019 05:45AM

  Re: Upon further research... maybe cheaper than I thought.

JoeMad53March 13, 2019 09:46AM

  the amount of sounds...

JamesJM45March 13, 2019 10:13AM

  'the Roland TD 17KV.. that's where I'm leaning... btw...

JamesJM42March 13, 2019 08:55PM

  Joe, failed to mention.. really liked you guys...

JamesJM43March 13, 2019 06:55PM

  thanks Jim!

JoeMad58March 14, 2019 11:44AM