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New to drums.. wanted to say hey

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  • New to drums.. wanted to say hey

    Hey all!

    I've been here a while but never actually posted (joined to research some diy e-drums).

    Just recently - finally - got a chance to start learning. I'm a pro bassist and though I've wanted to learn to drum for years, never really had the time or opportunity to invest myself. On a recent whim I bought (please don't laugh ) an Alesis/ION kit from Target (and to complete the setup - another 5 pads and a 2nd frame on ebay - have a bass drum pedal and putting that with a custom frame/pad instead of the crap pedal included).

    It's not much I know, but it's good enough for me to get started with, and it's definitely lit that fire. When I can better appreciate higher quality gear, I'll definitely upgrade. In the meantime - pic!

    I'm in the process of building a home studio (hence the unfinished paint - putting in new floors, sound proofing, etc) and when finished, I'm going to be augmenting the setup with a PA. I've already done some experiments with the kits included in Apple's Garageband (unbelievable how realistic/humanistic they sound) and I might start using those instead of the stock SR-16 samples.
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    By the looks of it, you have long arms!


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      Welcome aboard. Vdrums is a great edrumming resource.
      TD-12, DTX502, SD1000, EZDrummer, Diamond Drum 12" snare, S1000 toms/cymbals/kick, PCY10/100/135/155, CY-5/14, Hart Ride, Hart Acupad 8" kick, Epedal Pro II, Concept 1 pads/cymbals, SD1000 & Roland V Sessions racks, PD-7, Kit Toy 10" splash, DMPad ride, SamplePad, PerformancePad Pro


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        Originally posted by eric_B View Post
        By the looks of it, you have long arms!
        Haha.. I'm 6'5" - a little tall!