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  • Recovering beginner drummer

    Morning folks, new to the forum as of today and I'll be asking a few questions to get situated.

    Looking at buying my first set of electronic drums, maybe today. I've owned two acoustic kits in my past but my skills never got much past rudimentary. Learned the basics but had to part with both kits for family finance reasons. Been 15 years since I picked up any sticks, but I've been listening and trying to decipher beat structure and so on.

    Decided on an electronic kit as to keep the peace in the house, and the neighborhood and to see if with some regular practice I can get past the block I had with 4 way coordination.

    So please be gentle, I'm a recovering beginner @55....
    Roland TD9KX2G - PD105BK Snare - 4 PD85BK Toms - VH11 - CY13R - CY12C - KD9 - MDS9 Stand

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    • #3
      Welcome aboard! Let us know how the kit search/purchase goes. I'm sure we have plenty of advice .
      TD-30++ (TD-30, Diamond Electronic Drums 14x5 snare+Ludwig Atlas Pro II, 2xPDX-8, 2xPDX-6, VH-11+Gibraltar 9607DL-LD, 2xCY-12C, CY-13R, KT-10) + DA200S, almost all on an MDS-4 and a bit on the floor.

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      • #4
        Good luck! I'm learning on an E-kit at the moment and have picked up a lot of useful information from this site, so I'm sure you will find it helpful.

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        • #5
          Welcome to the forum, Genou812!

          Nice to see you are taking another shot at it!
          Happy Drumming!


          "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

          http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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          • #6
            Welcome to the forum. I bought my kit in 2009 and I was about the same age as you are now. The electronic drums are good for practicing since you don't have to worry about the volume. I learned a lot from the web on sites like drumeo. Last year I bought the drumming system DVDs from mike micholow (spelling). And these lessons are pretty good. I also just started private lessons which I hope will improve my progress. You can learn a lot from this forum and the web. Good luck with your drumming adventure.
            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.

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            • #7
              I have found that having an instructor really really helps. I've been with the same one for almost two years and the continuity is great.
              TD-30++ (TD-30, Diamond Electronic Drums 14x5 snare+Ludwig Atlas Pro II, 2xPDX-8, 2xPDX-6, VH-11+Gibraltar 9607DL-LD, 2xCY-12C, CY-13R, KT-10) + DA200S, almost all on an MDS-4 and a bit on the floor.

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              • #8
                Welcome to the forums and welcome back to drumming! Enjoy your ekit!

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                • #9
                  Welcome aboard. Take your time and do your research. Try to have a budget and then add to it. Ask questions and by all means head to a local music store and test out everything they have.
                  Roland TDW-20 Frankenstein kit: TDW-20 Module, TD-12 Rack. 1 PD-125 Snare, 4 PD-105 Toms, 1 KD-120 Kick, 1 CY-12 Cymbals, 3 CY-8 Cymbals, 1 VH-12 Hi-Hat, DW-9000 Remote Hi-Hat Controller, DW-5002AD3 Double Bass Pedal, Roc N Soc Nitro Rider Throne, Homemade Drumstick Holder.

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                  • #10
                    Welcome to the forums. I would recommend getting a used kit on Craigslist or eBay. I would recommend learning to read music because I found that all of the books I had purchased to work through only frustrated me because I got confused. I cant recommend this DVD enough. It was the first time that "I got it" when it came to reading drum notation.

                    http://www.amazon.com/Petrillos-Lear...rhythms+better

                    I would also recommend some of the training DVDs out there. A lot of people make fun of them, but I learned a lot. Lessons are great but I learn just as easily from YouTube or DVDs. Maybe use and instructor early on so he/she can make sure your form is right. After that it is just practice. Slow, slow, and repeat. After a while, you will be playing that new groove. Have fun! That is what it is about.

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                    • #11
                      Anyone who endeavors to learn something on any level is an awesome being. Feel good about yourself!
                      TD-9 Module Gen 2; TMC-6 Slave Module; PD-105BK; PD-85BK x 3; CY-13R x 1; CY-12C x 3; Kit Toy China 15" x 1; Kit Toy Splash 10" x 2; KD-9; CY-5 x 2; FD-9-; Pintech Dinbat used as Cowbell; TDA-700 & Roland KCW-1 Sub Woofer; Pearl 902 Double Pedal; ROC-N-SOC V- Stool with Back Rest

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                      • #12
                        Never stop learning.
                        Roland TDW-20 Frankenstein kit: TDW-20 Module, TD-12 Rack. 1 PD-125 Snare, 4 PD-105 Toms, 1 KD-120 Kick, 1 CY-12 Cymbals, 3 CY-8 Cymbals, 1 VH-12 Hi-Hat, DW-9000 Remote Hi-Hat Controller, DW-5002AD3 Double Bass Pedal, Roc N Soc Nitro Rider Throne, Homemade Drumstick Holder.

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                        • #13
                          Welcome! Great that you've decided to get back into drumming, don't be afraid to ask for help if you're unsure about what kit to buy. We're not that scary once you get to know us
                          Enjoy your time here and hopefully you'll get some info about what you need, when you need it

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                          • Kenster
                            Kenster commented
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                            Come on, we can't lie to him on his first thread! Some of us are quite scary once you get to know us lol. K ;-)

                        • #14
                          Welcome and I hope you haven't made a purchase yet!!! My advice is always to set out what your immediate and FUTURE goals are for this kit (as in 1 to 2 years from now). That will help hone you in on a specific purchase, based on it's planned usage (gigging, recording, expanding, jamming with friends, etc etc).

                          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

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                          • Genou812
                            Genou812 commented
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                            Wound up with a TD9, very happy with what I got. Right now it's back to the basics, maybe unlearn a few bad habits and work on the 4x co-ordination. Still trying to feel out the kit....

                        • #15
                          Thanks for the welcome guys!!!
                          Roland TD9KX2G - PD105BK Snare - 4 PD85BK Toms - VH11 - CY13R - CY12C - KD9 - MDS9 Stand

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