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"old" newbie here

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    After much research and some advice, a month ago I took the plunge and bought the TD30 X Limited Pro bundle. Iíve never bought anything that had so many boxes! I can only put a small portion of them out each time on my recycling day.
    I havenít had a drum stick in my hand since 1984. I had a set of Ludwigs (that matched Ringoís) and I played for a few years in high school back in the mid 60ís. No lessons, self taught, just played with my brother and friends in our basement (God love my parents- they never once complained). We played a few parties and battle of the bands , but were never really very good, but man were those the best of times. I sold them when I went into the service and never played again until 1982 when (to almost quote) the Springsteen song ďHungry HeartĒ Ė ďGot a wife in kids in Baltimore Jack, went out for a ride and brought a drum set backĒ. At that time I was married with three small daughters and I would run them out of the house with the accoustic kit. Needless to say, in í84 I sold that kit because I got ďdrum grief".
    It was exciting to unpack and put together the TD 30 X's. After I was able to sit down and get everything adjusted. I realized three things. 1- The Rolands are all the drums I would ever need (I said the same thing when I bought my first carbon fiber road bike; Iím now on #3). 2- I am absolutely terrible on the drums ( Itís not like riding a bike); but after a month Iím playing well enough to not have to hold my nose when I play. 3- No more ďdrum griefĒ; I could play as long, loud, and as hard as I wanted to the music on my IPod with my headphones and the only one that seems to notice is the dog. Iím just now beginning to get my head wrapped around the TD 30 sound module- it's so full of options!
    Thanks to everyone for all the information on this site. Itís been informative, entertaining and very helpful to an old guy like me

  • #2
    Nice intro, thank you! Welcome welcome and post some pics of that mondo set up!

    K ;-)
    My bands: Alter Ego, Arcanum
    E Kit = Roland TDW-20s kit // Roland SPD-S// Pearl Demon Drives//
    A Kit = Tama Swingstar 5 pc (1981) w/roto toms (orig owner!) //Zildjians
    A Kit = Natal 6 pc with Paiste 2000 & Zildjian/MidiKNights/DrumSplitters


    • #3
      I was an old newbie back in 2006. Just a TD6V but still use it today. I did change all the drums to 10in and 12in mesh heads though.


      • #4
        Welcome Jetsi! Your story is amazingly similar to mine. I started on drums (self-taught) because my brother played guitar. Eventually, got a set of second-hand Ludwigs w/ Zildjians (cause of Ringo) and played for a short time in some local bands. Got married and had three boys. Sold the Ludwigs (could never play them due to family and neighbor complaints) in 70's. Always wanted to get another drum set but just wasn't feasible. Finally, for my 50th birthday in 2002 my wife bought me a set of Hart Dynamics w/Alesis Dmpro module and I was like a kid at Christmas. Twelve years later and I'm 62 and still using the same drums (with a few additions...ok, maybe more than a few) and still loving it. I just play for the enjoyment of it, so I don't feel the need to upgrade to something newer ( the old gear still works for me) and I'm not that good anyway. Congrats on the TD-30 X's! This forum is fantastic, so ask if you have questions - you'll get plenty of top-notch help. Have fun!!
        Hart Dynamics Studio AX; Alesis DMPro modules; Hart Hammer pads; Crappy Trigger; Pearl Powershifter double bass pedal; Roc-N-Soc throne; dB Technologies S-400 for amplification; headphones (audio-technica ATH-M50, Sony MDR-CD380).


        • #5
          Welcome to the Forum from Queensland Australia
          A lot of knowledge on this forum
          Enjoy the new kit, we need a picture!
          NOW with New Improved TD-30 Module, some V drums an other music making thingies with miscellaneous small furry animals, large hairy animals, motorcycle bits and a big muff:rolleyes:.


          • #6
            Loved the intro, glad to see you're back at it! I hung it up for 13 years or so and started again a while ago, best decision I ever made! Funny how that works though with gear huh? I bought a used TD9 for 500 bucks and thought it was all I needed to jam with friends. I'm now giging part time again, have a custom built kit, TD30 and TD9 modules, Gen 16 cymbals and have some new stuff coming in after my next commission check, lol.

            I ride too, I know exactly what you mean with the bike reference!
            TD50 Digital Pack, TD30 and TD9 Modules, custom made pads, Gen16 crashes, and hats plus a few other things that I'm not sure what to do with or why they're still in my kit. Bands: Espada http://www.musicaespada.com/ and JamCo https://www.facebook.com/JamcoEntertainment, https://www.jamcoband.com/