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Add rivets to hi hats -- Worth it, or not? by DrumnDad
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Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Rusty cases = rusty gear?
« Last post by skn on June 10, 2014, 07:00 AM »
I guess it stands to common sense. I purchased a set of second hand hardcases from an op shop. 3 toms and a snare for $150. Excellent condition - no qualms at all. A steal. I did notice at the time of purchasing that they smelt kinda peculiar, but thought perhaps it was the foam inside them. I also noticed that the rivets holding the foam to the hardcase itself was rusty. But these cases looked about 2 years old, hardly a scratch on them. Anyway, I kept my snare drum in one of them for about a week - maybe less. The snare has die cast hoops which were painted. After years of use from rim-shots and the snarestand cradle, the paint has chipped away and left the exposed metal rim.

The drum now looks and mostly feels like it's been left near the sea... kinda chalky feel on the exposed metal which does rub off quite easily, but got me thinking...

Have I simply not noticed this before, or has the snare caught the rust from the rivets?

Like I said, common sense, but I didn't think it'd be this rapid.

The toms (chrome die cast hoops) are fine, but now I'm nervous about storing my kit in the cases - perhaps why they were ditched in the first place.

Any assistance would be killer.


Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Advise On Amp Please
« Last post by Bart Elliott on May 31, 2014, 10:30 AM »
I would go with the Simmons amp. It's going to be worth the extra money.

Report back here to let us know how you like it!
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Advise On Amp Please
« Last post by Ricky Rosario on May 30, 2014, 10:26 AM »
Thank you for the reply.

I apologize that the links did not work. Odd.

This is the bundle BTW:



And the Roland Monitor:



I'll probably just go with the Simmons.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Advise On Amp Please
« Last post by Bart Elliott on May 30, 2014, 02:34 AM »
Some of your links are broken in your original post, so I wasn't able to look at all that you are considering ... especially since you didn't give a description for each.

In regards to the Yamaha MS40-DR Electronic Drum Personal Monitor System, it's available on Amazon for $269.


I would personally go with the Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor simply because it is all-in-one, making it easier to cart around (despite the almost 60lbs weight), and has a higher wattage amp ... 100-watt low-frequency amp with two 50-watt mid- and high-frequency amps ... meaning cleaner sound (less distortion) with increased volumes. Cost is $320 on Amazon.


With the money you save, you can purchase the Yamaha PCY90AT 10" Cymbal Pad, only $100 from Amazon.


Keep in mind that the "free" stuff isn't always free ... the package is priced in such a way that you are paying something for the "freebie".

P.S. You can support the Drummer Cafe by making your Amazon purchases using our Amazon search feature (<------ see on the left), and it doesn't cost you an extra dime!
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Advise On Amp Please
« Last post by Ricky Rosario on May 29, 2014, 06:14 PM »
Someone recommended this one over the other two, but it doesn't come with the free Yamaha PCY90AT 10" Cymbal Pad:


Thanks again gents.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Advise On Amp Please
« Last post by Ricky Rosario on May 29, 2014, 06:13 PM »
I'm buying this package soon:


However, the bundle comes with the following:

Yamaha MS40-DR Electronic Drum Personal Monitor System ($299.99)

I can get the following Roland for cheaper and it has a ton more reviews It is also cheaper:


Should I go for the Yamaha designed for the 562k e-drums, or should I go with the Roland Cube Monitor with more positive reviews and more money?

Thanks a million!!

PS: I get a free PCY90AT 10" Cymbal Pad with Attachment Arm with the Yamaha:

General Board / Sean Rickman
« Last post by Sean Rickman on May 29, 2014, 05:28 PM »
Hi! Sean Rickman here. I am new to this forum and I am looking to discuss any musical topics with active drummers here that will help inspire me to inspire other drummers. I launched a website thericklessons.com December 1st 2013 in which I post weekly HD video lessons to subscribers. I also post a weekly blog, performances, interviews with guest artists such as bassist Marcus Miller, also saxophonist Steve Coleman, guitarist Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders, bassist Kevin Walker (Prince, Justin Timberlake, Wilson Pickett) and other professionals speaking on what they experience and demand from the drumming world. I cover a wide range of subjects such as chops, phrasing, site reading, doubles, singles, genres and styles, double kick studies, drum chants, playing all time signatures in duple and triple, and much more. I post free short video lessons to Youtube as well under "Sean Rickman Free Lessons".

I will be here pretty often looking for new ideas that will help me enhance the music and lessons that I put into the world. I welcome all subjects, questions and inquiries.
General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by Sven Bloemen on May 24, 2014, 04:20 PM »
Hey guys,

I'm new here to this forum. My name is Sven and I'm a Belgian drummer (30 years old). I recently started my own business as a drum teacher/drummer. I'm here to meet new people, get more inspiration and have some nice talks to other drummers :-)
I, for one, would like to thank Drummer Cafe for sending me a link to this first thing in the morning. I knew it was going to be on late last night but I wasn't able to watch.  Then I forgot about it but there it was sitting conveniently in my e-mail.  So...thank you!
It's over ... with blood, sweat and tears to show for it ... well, actually two KISS t-shirts and the music of Blue Oyster Cult.

The long-awaited, highly anticipated drum-off between Will Ferrell and Chad Smith took place last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Sporting matching black leather jackets, Kiss t-shirts, sneakers and blue baseball caps worn backwards, Smith and Ferrell spoke about the history of their feud, then settled it once and for all behind the drums.

If you missed it -- you can watch the video from last nights epic (hilarious) battle between the celebrity doppelgangers (follow the link below).


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