Monster drum set

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  1. rondrums51

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    A friend of mine sent me this link as a joke, because I'm going to a minimal drum set since my back surgery.

    It occurred to me that guys who play sets like this may have a bit of low self esteem concerning the size of their genitalia, kind of like guys who drive monster pickup trucks. :occasion5:

     
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    Don't knock it until you try it. I love my monster kits. If I had to play a two piece, I would just stay home. :)
     
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    Is that Mike Mangini's kit?
     
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    Play what you like. But play MUSIC. :occasion5:
     
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    Oh and my genitalia is just fine thank you. :)
     
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    I could make some noise with that!!!
     
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    Amen to that! Lot's of things to hit is more fun. And the genitalia thing is just a myth.:cool:
     
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    Usually made up by guys that can't afford big things. :)
     
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    Righhhht!
     
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    AAC3E47B-2A22-49F1-B5FD-0A409B750CAA.jpeg D97B513A-44AE-479A-AD7D-96317FB2CD92.jpeg ECF9DB0F-3574-413E-92E5-396F17E8C397.jpeg Did this for fun one day...just pieced together everything I could together. Ran out of stands. It was fun, but a nightmare on the back. Wouldn’t ever think of gigging with it!
     
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    Looks like Terry Bozzio's practice kit!
     
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    I have a 7 piece 12 13 14 15 16 22 6.5x14 that stays in storage. I don't want to haul all of that gear anymore, and most stages are too small these days anyway.
     
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    Uh oh! I was going to use my two piece set on the next two gigs, and the bandleader asked me to bring a cowbell for Latin stuff! An extra pound in my hardware bag! :occasion5:
     
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    Maybe you should learn how to sing, then you don’t need to carry anything.
     
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    I think I'd have a blast playing a big multi-tom kit like that, but all that stuff hanging down from the rafters is simply overkill. Can you imagine what would happen if a rack clamp came loose?
     
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    I play a large kit because I see it like painting. Drums and cymbals are colors. Do painters make fun of each other for using too many colors on a portrait?
    For me, it's not about having the biggest kit on the block, it's about being able to make a musical statement. Sometimes you want a splash accent, and a crash or ride simply won't do that job. If I'm going to trouble myself with the task of playing and maintaining drums, then I'm for sure going to make sure that I can create the art that is in my head and not worry about the fact that it takes effort to carry it.
    All respect to jazz kits, cocktail kits etc. I just don't see the point in attacking a large percentage of drummers because of their personal/musical inclinations.
     
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    Everything I own is always pieced together in my kit. (I don't gig so it never moves) I love my big kit not only to play every piece but to also admire it!
     
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    I can totally relate to your philosophy! I'm up to 14 drums, 13 cymbals, a samplepad with triggers, PA system, computer, amplifier, cooling fan and an assortment of claws & mounting arms for all the accessories. And I play every piece! It's wonderful. When I sit I feel like I'm surrounded by a machine that I designed to my own personal style.
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    If I didn’t have to worry about tearing it down for gigs (or had a drum tech), I’d gladly keep all the toys up. Gigs usually end up with a 4 piece, ride, crash, hats.
     

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