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General Board / Re: Is it legal to drum in public?
« Last post by Ben Ringer on July 30, 2014, 01:04 AM »
Sounds like you have a pretty good deal there Chip.

My apartment complex has very strict noise rules. They want my windows closed even with the electric drums. I heard someone else get in trouble for playing an acoustic guitar on their porch. Guess I just chose the wrong complex for a musician.
Percussion Parlor / Re: Video of new mallet duo
« Last post by Chip Donaho on July 29, 2014, 12:02 PM »
Outstanding playing.... Not many percussion people can play those instruments.  ;)
General Board / Re: Is it legal to drum in public?
« Last post by Chip Donaho on July 29, 2014, 10:26 AM »
I rent a house, but am lucky enough to have great neighbors. Plus I live across the street from a cemetery. The gal who rents the upstairs is rarely home so that's not a problem either. I have an agreement not to play past 10 PM. The neighbors on both sides of me ride Harleys. I don't gripe about their bikes and they don't gripe about my drums.  8)
Percussion Parlor / Video of new mallet duo
« Last post by Geoff Sheil on July 28, 2014, 05:40 PM »
Please check out this video of a new composition of mine.  Mallet duo and electronic playback!

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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.
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