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  • Another newbie from NC

    Hi all,

    I am from Charlotte NC and have embarked on an ambitious e-drumming project. Most of my gigs are "for hire" so I don't have one regular band that I play with. One of the artists that books me consistently has taken a number of acoustic afternoon gigs, which consist of two guitars and myself. I had the idea after the first couple gigs that I could potentially play bass and drums by triggering bass on an electronic pad. His music is pretty straight forward stuff, and just root notes would probably suffice for bass. I was already using a stripped down kit of a 10" snare, 14" tom, and HH and crash/ride with a roland electronic kick powered powered through a cheap e-brain I picked up from ebay. Adding a trigger pad keeps with the small footprint needed for lots of these gigs. I did some research and settled on the Octopad SPD30 as the choice for the bass triggering projected. I liked it largely because I can also incorporate it into other live gig settings with my normal acoustic kit as well as using it for this specific project.

    Honestly, I was amazed at how little product knowledge the local stores, and even the catalog retailers had in regards to the SPD30, so I took the plunge and am learning on the fly. After reading through a number of threads on this forum, think I found a great place to bounce ideas and discuss various e-drum topics.

    I've been playing for over 20 years, locally and regionally, and worked at a music retailer for about 7 years before moving on to something a little more financially lucrative. My playing is generally limited to weekends now, but it's fun and a great way to supplement my income.

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    Welcome to the forum. The thing my friends really like about my kit is the volume control in small spaces.
    Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.


    • #3
      All your E thingy questions will be answered here mate.

      There are answers here that the questions have not even been thought of yet.


      • #4
        Welcome to the magical mystery tour...exact change only please.
        This is the ONLY place to go for answers to your ekit needs and queries..
        Watch you step when exiting...



        • #5
          Awesome!!! Welcome! You will find all sorts of fun and helpful folks here. Post some pics from your gigs and setups!!

          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