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General Board / Re: Is it legal to drum in public?
« Last post by Bart Elliott on July 28, 2014, 05:26 PM »
Every city and county in the USA is different. Most cities have a noise ordinance where you can't have on going "noise" for a length of time or during certain hours of the day/night. As soon as you affect other people and their rights, you are looking at getting a visit from law enforcement.

Playing outside is also an issue with "noise" as well as having your drums set up in a public area which may require a license/permission.

Search the forum for previous discussions on the topic as well as solutions.
General Board / Is it legal to drum in public?
« Last post by Ben Ringer on July 28, 2014, 02:13 PM »
Like many other drummers I am stuck living in an apartment and am hating it. I bought an electric kit and have been playing it for about 7 months in here but it's just never going to be the same as the real deal.

I am curious as to whether anyone know the legality of setting up a drum set in a public area (parks, beaches, parking lots, mountains, etc.). I'm sure if there is a home or open business around they could file a noise complaint but what if the location is away from any home or business?

Yes, there are rehearsal studios around and I could try calling local storage facilities to see which allow you to rent and play inside a storage locker. On the other side though, it would be great to have a free place to play like the good old days of having a house.
I like my 21" sabian raw bell dry ride. Comes in a variety of tastes.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: The incredible shrinking ride cymbal
« Last post by Jon E on July 24, 2014, 09:38 PM »
I have a Zildjian Med ride 20" that I have had for 40 years.  Good all purpose cymbal. My other is a 21" Zildjian Rock ride.  Love it too.  I never cared for the 22".  Just my ears I suppose.  YMMV.
General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by Marcel Flateau on July 24, 2014, 02:06 PM »
hi guys n gals im Marcel i work for p.a.hire London loz Vegas studio i am firstly a semi pro drummer and have been playing now for over 40 yrs i am now 53 yrs old and still play in an old rock n roll band also a rock covers band.
i have just acquired a Ludwig accent cs custom kit snare is dated 06/04/08 and i want to re furbish it any help on parts wud be great im in uk
Thanks for the reply, Bart.  I just got on Zildjian's FYI page and they just charge $10 for return shipping, and that's it!  So I figure if I don't like the rivets, I can take them out and still have some holes to help alleviate air lock, so it's pretty much win-win.
The Sabian AAX 20-inch Stadium Ride is nice. I used to have one but gave it to my brother-in-law as a gift for Christmas years ago ... when I was broke and had no money for gift.  :)

Have you played any of the new Sabian AAX Omni cymbals? They may be too "washy" for you, Keith, but there's some cool new sounds coming from Sabian these days.
I've never "added" rivets to the bottom HiHat, but I do own the 14-inch Sabian HH Sizzle Hats.

I don't notice that much effect unless I splash the HiHats. The rivets do 'fire off' a bit when I play with 'loose' HiHats ... but it's subtle.

No cost? Hey, why not if you think you'll like it. I just think the results, with the HiHat having the rivets, is going to be subtle.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / The incredible shrinking ride cymbal
« Last post by Mister Acrolite on July 21, 2014, 09:26 PM »
I've recently been looking at picking up another ride for live work, and I was surprised by the sizes that seem most popular these days.

For decades, I've usually had a 22 as my main ride, but I'm finding very few 22's available among current product lines - at least with Sabian. The vast majority seem to be 20's and 21's. I guess this is a new trend, but I have to admit, it snuck up on me. And with that being said, I'm finding some great-sounding 20's and 21's, so I'm sure I'll find something I like. The current top contender is the AAX 20" Stadium Ride, but I'm not ready to commit yet. :)

How about you? What size(s) do you use most frequently as your primary ride?
General Board / Re: Please welcome our new sous chef, Andy Ziker
« Last post by Mister Acrolite on July 21, 2014, 09:20 PM »
Awesome news - the Cafe keeps getting better and better!
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