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    I am in a rush to finish up my drum kit now. Found out the g/f is pregnant and she told me no more buying drums.(like I listen) I went today and got the 14x14 FT which will be the last tom I will need to buy now. But as far as cymbals I know I want a few more splashes and maybe another crash. I went with the floor tom instead of the mounted one,the mounted was a 14x12 I wanted 14x14.Will I hear a difference?
    Looking to buy a DB pedal as well since mine is so sluggish and my orginal plan was to use all Yamaha hardware,which I have one Yamaha stand and need about 5 or 6 more plus a snare stand and hi hat stand.
    So what should my next purchase be,she isn't living with me yet so I can hide the fact I am still addicted to buying for a few more months.
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  • #2
    I'd go for the pedals. That's one of the things non-drummers don't seem to notice!


    Good playing can hide a crappy drumset, but even the best drumset can't hide crappy playing.

    Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.- Salvador Dali

    Some of the best players that I know really can't play the drums well, but they play music superlatively well. - Jim Chapin

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    • #3
      diapers..............lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of diapers...................
      Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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      • #4
        ^^^^^^ What he said
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        • #5
          diapers..............lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of diapers...................

          I am off the hook on that until at least June maybe July if I can get lucky lol. More money for drums.
          I just rearranged my cymbals and put my 2 18 crashes in front only,moved the Chinas up more so they are easier to reach so I won't need anymore cymbals. Pedals seem to be the winner!
          <div class="signaturecontainer">9 pc Birch Yamaha Stage Customs Raven Black <br />
          6.5x14 Pearl Masters Snare <br />
          7x14 20 ply Ludwig Epic Birch Snare<br />
          (8&quot; 10&quot; 12&quot; 13&quot; mounted 14&quot; 16&quot; 18&quot; FT 22&quot; BD 14&quot; Snare)<br />
          Evans Clear Hydraulic Heads on all Toms<br />
          21&quot; Raw Bell Dry Ride<br />
          20&quot; HHX Chinese<br />
          18&quot; AAXplosion Fast Crash X2<br />
          18&quot; HHX Chinese<br />
          18&quot; HH Chinese<br />
          15&quot; AAXplosion Crash<br />
          16&quot; AAXplosion Fast Crash<br />
          10&quot; AAX Splash<br />
          Zildjian 18&quot; A Custom China</div>

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          • #6
            I was kinda joking........but at the same time not. Diapers is the one thing you can buy months ahead of time and save you money later. Ive been through thousands and thousands of them........wish I had that money back!
            Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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            • #7
              Unless you're independently wealthy and or a ****************ty father who won't properly take responsibility for his child, lay off the gear for a while and start saving for your future child's well-being, education, etc.

              Then once you've got that established, figure out how much you can save towards gear moving forward, if any.

              Yeah, I know: that's the mature thing to do.
              If you're adverse to doing mature things, you shouldn't have gotten her knocked up in the first place.
              <div class="signaturecontainer">For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!<br />
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              • #8
                dude. you don't need matching stands. or splash cymbals. you don't need any more toms.

                play the drums you have while you can, cause new dads don't get to play drums. jesus christ.
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                • #9
                  I agree with the others that it's time to get into saving mode instead of spending mode. Lots of unexpected expenses on the horizon. I was going to suggest the double pedal, but it seems that you already have one but that it's too sluggish. What brand and model do you have? perhaps the members (ha ha ha, I said member) can help you improve its performance. To paraphrase a song lyric I heard many years ago: "It's not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you've got."
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                  • #10
                    having been through baby-dom recently (my boy's now three and 1/2,) i agree with most of the others. i know you feel pressured, but you should feel pressured to save, not spend. kids are more expensive than you'll ever know. you have a great set-up. just stop.

                    on another note, being broke and looking for ways to get new sounds, i trade and sell stuff a bunch. plus, i cut down cymbals and make stuff.
                    i miss you, mark
                    r.i.p. rudy

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                    • #11
                      Yes, you will hear a difference. The 14x14 will have a deeper sound. But most importantly, I used to be married to a woman who put up with my music and showed a disdain for it. We had a son together. Now I am married to a woman who plays keyboard with me. We have a music studio with my drums, her keyboard, PA, and she loves it when I play. Your drumming is not an addiction, it's part of who you are. Take it from me, resentment has no equitable tradeoff. Your kid will always be your kid. Buy what you want, when you want it, and don't compromise yourself for others especially if you're single.

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                      • #12
                        You can always throw money into a drumset, but truth is if you have to ask then you probably don't need it. Do you have good practice materials? Never hurts to invest in lessons/videos. Maybe even an electronic kit to save your new family's ears.

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                        • #13
                          Yes, you will hear a difference. The 14x14 will have a deeper sound. But most importantly, I used to be married to a woman who put up with my music and showed a disdain for it. We had a son together. Now I am married to a woman who plays keyboard with me. We have a music studio with my drums, her keyboard, PA, and she loves it when I play. Your drumming is not an addiction, it's part of who you are. Take it from me, resentment has no equitable tradeoff. Your kid will always be your kid. Buy what you want, when you want it, and don't compromise yourself for others especially if you're single.


                          the part of who you are takes a back seat when your kid is born. or should, anyway. nothing should be more important than your child.
                          i miss you, mark
                          r.i.p. rudy

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                          • #14
                            Diapers, and every book on the Joys of Breastfeeding you can possibly afford.









                            You will never be up at 2 AM with a bottle.
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                            • #15
                              I already have 2 kids I have full custody of,trust me,I know how expensive kids are. My spending spree expires at the end of the month and that is when I start saving,I did think about it more after reading the post here. I won't be buying to much. The reason I am replacing my stands are because they are worn out,I bought used ones except for the Yamaha one,which I bought new. I have 2-3 coming in a week or so I am trading to a friend for my old set of hats. New Yamaha boom stands.He can get a discount on them that I can't,I am selling the hats for $100 so he should be able to get me 3 at his cost. They retail for $60 each. After I get that I will need only 1 or 2 more stand to finish that part. The reason I did choose Yamaha is because they are the next step up from price from the pdp stands and no way I am buying anymore of them.I have 2 broken ones now.
                              On the new floor tom,my out of pocket cash at the time was $50.I traded in some cymbals I wasn't using and they gave me a few dollars more then they were worth plus a $20 off coupon.Make that $75 I bought new heads while I was at it. As far toms go,I am 100% done with them.I don't need a 2nd BD and don't need another mounted tom which would be the 14" I have no use for with what I already have,that'd be overkill.
                              I have been trying to find as much used stuff as possible.I think I bought 2 of my cymbals new,the rest are used. I am wanting a few more splashes which are fairly cheap if bought used,$40 or less each.
                              I had my tax check planned out already but that changed when she said she was pregnant,it goes to buying baby stuff and if there is anything left it gets saved. We don't need a lot of things,she has some left over stuff from her first child but I figure I will still spend about $1500 buying baby stuff at tax time. I don't get huge tax checks,I am a contractor so I get what's left over from child tax credit,not much but it's something. I do make decent money for the amount of time I work.I make more in 2 days then what people who work 40 hr min wage jobs make in 2 weeks.Reason I have stayed with it for 8 years.
                              My BD pedals are DW4000's. I had them looked at by a friend,they are just sluggish.We tried adjusting it out with no luck,I'm thinking about just going with a single BD pedal.I can live with an Iron Cobra Jr. About $60 so price isn't to bad,would trade the DWs in for it so it would lessen the price out of pocket.
                              <div class="signaturecontainer">9 pc Birch Yamaha Stage Customs Raven Black <br />
                              6.5x14 Pearl Masters Snare <br />
                              7x14 20 ply Ludwig Epic Birch Snare<br />
                              (8&quot; 10&quot; 12&quot; 13&quot; mounted 14&quot; 16&quot; 18&quot; FT 22&quot; BD 14&quot; Snare)<br />
                              Evans Clear Hydraulic Heads on all Toms<br />
                              21&quot; Raw Bell Dry Ride<br />
                              20&quot; HHX Chinese<br />
                              18&quot; AAXplosion Fast Crash X2<br />
                              18&quot; HHX Chinese<br />
                              18&quot; HH Chinese<br />
                              15&quot; AAXplosion Crash<br />
                              16&quot; AAXplosion Fast Crash<br />
                              10&quot; AAX Splash<br />
                              Zildjian 18&quot; A Custom China</div>

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