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Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Beginner drummer - E-kit thoughts.
« Last post by loonymoon on June 28, 2017, 06:17 AM »
Hi I'm a new beginner (40 YO Female), I've had 4, hour long, private lessons so far and I think I'm doing OK so I am starting to feel the need for some kind of practice kit to play on at home. I've already been offered two acoustic kits, one which sounds a great price for a 7 piece mapex kit, but I just don't see how I can have that at home, not just for the sound but the space also. I know electronic kits aren't much smaller, but at least they can be a bit more compact. Also a big factor for me is that I'm quite shy and not sure I want the neighbourhood to hear me doing by basic beginner stuff! I'd rather start off with headphones. Also the e-kits offer some training functions which may help me get started.

So I'm looking at E-kits for around £400 as a good start. I am currently looking at the Yamaha DTX range, particularly the 450 (which is on the upper edge of my budget) with the real bass drum pedal and three zone snare pad. But I've also seen the Roland TF-1K for a bit less money which offers choke feature on the cymbals which the Yamaha doesn't appear to.

I'm a bit confused about what my priority should be at this price point as a practice/ learning  kit. I'm thinking the bass pedal feel will be important to me as I play on an acoustic kit  in my lessons and this is one area I'm still getting used to the feel of.  How important are the zones on the pads / choke on the cymbal for a beginner?

I assume that E-kits can be upgraded somewhat?
General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by loonymoon on June 27, 2017, 06:14 PM »
Hi there new beginner here, just had my fourth lesson at the ripe age of 40 yesterday. Beginning to think about getting an e-kit to practice at home. But I'll post separately about that.

Enjoying it so far, something I always wanted to try.

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Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Lower volume, normal drum heads???
« Last post by Hy Head on June 25, 2017, 08:06 PM »
Hey drummers! Would you like to play drums at a fraction of the volume to avoid bothering your family or neighbours, but don't want to sacrifice tone, feel or durability like mesh heads and electronic kits can or invest hundreds of dollars in the process? If you're like many drummers who want to protect their hearing, play more often, more easily and for longer periods of time, check out . Sign up to our mailing list and we'll keep you posted!
General Board / Re: Sound Proof Wall Partition
« Last post by Bart Elliott on June 12, 2017, 07:59 AM »
Are you wanting the partition to be movable or permanent? I personally have large office dividers that are mounted on wheels so they are portable. I use these to shape the room and/or create a sound barrier for recording.

If you are looking to have something permanent, you need something that has mass. Air is a great insulator, so having a thick wall with a large air pocket works great. For most people having a wall this thick, like 2 feet, is a bit much, so you need to have material that will absorb the sound.

We've had a lot of discussions in the past on building home studios and practices rooms here on the forum. I would recommend that you do a little searching to see what you come up with ... then let's have a follow up discussion!
General Board / Sound Proof Wall Partition
« Last post by BruceJeremy on June 12, 2017, 02:21 AM »
I want to build a studio in my basement and i want sound proof wall partition system their, can anybody recommend me something?

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Music, Musicians & Musicianship / Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Last post by Frankie Azzariti on May 29, 2017, 06:54 AM »
This is an old one... Well maybe a month old XD

Anyway, I was practising the "Groove Essentials" method one day, and Tommy Igoe put some great backing tracks in there. Very groovy and tasteful. So what da hell was I thinking on not playing with them before???

Here's Groove#67, from Tommy Igoe's "Groove Essentials 2.0". Highly recommended ;)

Enjoy!!! And please, comment and give me feedback.

Previously, a lot of you made me notice the sound and the kick volume in the recordings. I think it's getting better. Let me know ;)

General Board / New Social Media site dedicated to local musicians
« Last post by bradycaudle on May 09, 2017, 12:47 PM »
Hi everyone - is a website dedicated to bringing local musicians together. Once an account is created, users are able to create profiles highlighting their location, primary and secondary musical skills, as well as their specific influences. Users can then search for other musicians by location, skillset, and even their influences. Best of all, is 100% free! Create your profile today and start creating with local musicians! #GetYourJamOn
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General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by Bart Elliott on April 24, 2017, 04:36 AM »
Hello, my name is Luke and I've been playing for a little over 25 years. I play a lot of contemporary gospel and blues. I have a six piece Mapex with Sabian cymbals. I hope to fellowship with other drummers, and continue to learn about the craft as I continue to play.

Welcome Luke!
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