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Wild7Dustr 01-03-2006 02:16 AM

Talk about your instrument/gear!!!
 
Alright, 1st of all, I'm a proficient drummer that has been involved in music for many years.:) I have also had tons of fun playing lead guitar for many years, but realized that drumming was my true passion!!!I love jamming to my favorite music styles which include metal, blues, hardrock, funk, soul, r+b, jazz, etc...
My gear includes a Tama StarClassic Performer kit in the color of transparent green.After using that for a little while, I added on a 18" Floor Tom of the same type/brand of drum.Another add on, or what I like to call a replacement, was my 12" by 5" Simon Phillips signature Tama drum.It is a handpainted, signature drum with maple wood and gold diecast rims!!!Lately, I haven't actually used any of the toms at all!!!Focusing mainly on the bass, snare and cymbals definitely brings out the talent and creativity in a drummer, including myself!!!I do have Tama's Iron Cobra hardware for my kit as well, including the PowerGlide double pedal.
My cymbals include:(all Sabian.)
1.14" AAX Metal Hats.
2.18" AAX Metal Crash.
3.18" HH Rock Crash.
4.22" HH PowerBell Ride.
5.12" AAX Metal Splash.
6.14" AAX Dark Crash.
I'm happy with my gear and love every single jam that I perform in!!!I'd recommend anyone to try to be creative like I have, by taking out all toms and focusing more on the basics...
...You become a better drummer this way!!!Just try for yourself, peace!!!;)

illusion 01-03-2006 02:18 AM

Well I don't really get enough money to purchase my own instruments so I just use my dad's Fender Stratocaster. I also use his Mesa Boogie amp, *drooling* 30 watt glass valves

Wild7Dustr 01-03-2006 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by illusion
Well I don't really get enough money to purchase my own instruments so I just use my dad's Fender Stratocaster. I also use his Mesa Boogie amp, *drooling* 30 watt glass valves

Hey man, I understand about the prices and all!!!:pimp: It's always hard to save up "that much", if ya know what I mean!!!I've saved and, overtime, got all that I wanted or need!!!
The funny thing is that, right now, I'm trying to save up for one of those nice $3,500 V-Drum sets from Roland!!!Too bad we've always gotta limit the noise because of our neighbors...
...I guess they're the one's costing me all this money, ya know?Otherwise, I got a great sounding kit and wouldn't necessarily need the Roland V-Drums, see?:drummer: :)

illusion 01-03-2006 02:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Wild7Dustr
Hey man, I understand about the prices and all!!! It's always hard to save up "that much", if ya know what I mean!!!I've saved and, overtime, got all that I wanted or need!!!
The funny thing is that, right now, I'm trying to save up for one of those nice $3,500 V-Drum sets from Roland!!!Too bad we've always gotta limit the noise because of our neighbors...
...I guess they're the one's costing me all this money, ya know?Otherwise, I got a great sounding kit and wouldn't necessarily need the Roland V-Drums, see?

I was heavily into drums before my dad got his guitar, the only problem was the price. I was going to buy exactly the same drum set as you. I decided to go with a cheaper and worse drum sets. Then dad got his guitar and I decided against getting the drums, I still regret it today

Wild7Dustr 01-03-2006 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by illusion
I was heavily into drums before my dad got his guitar, the only problem was the price. I was going to buy exactly the same drum set as you. I decided to go with a cheaper and worse drum sets. Then dad got his guitar and I decided against getting the drums, I still regret it today

Too bad, man.:( Drums are an investment and can cost alot over time, but you can obviously start off with some of the basics, ya know?Zildjian makes zbt cymbals and I'd definitely tell you not to get those because they are poor quality and sound terrible, I.M.O.Although Zildjian has the terribles zbt cymbals as their "beginner" cymbals, other brands DO actually have "beginner" cymbals that sound pretty good/professional!!!I used to use Sabian's B8 Cymbals and they actually sounded pretty good, were of high quality and didn't break!!!:clap: I only got a set of B8 cymbals that, as I can remember, contained 14" hi-hats and a 18" crash/ride.While adding on other cymbals such as my 18" AAX Metal Crash and the 22" HH PowerBell Ride, eventually my set was a complete, full professional set as far as I was concerned!!!What I'm trying to tell ya here is to start with some of the basics and, as you have enough/make more money, you'll replace the basic with "top of the line" gear!!!Obviously my 14" B8 hi-hats were replaced by my 14" AAX Metal Hats.I also replaced my 18" B8 Crash/Ride with my 22" HH PowerBell Ride!!!

I believe I told everyone just above that I haved played leadguitar, but found my true passion in the drums...
...I hope my tip can help you start building a good set, while starting to jam on the drums more often!!!Whether it's Guitar of Drums, just have a good time, man!!!;)

jazzfromhell 01-03-2006 09:58 PM

I play drums, alto saxophone, and piano. Drums are my main thing, though, and the only one I normally play with my friends, so I checked that. I'm taking a quick homework break at the moment, I'll go into more detail later.

illusion 01-03-2006 10:01 PM

Thanks for the great info Wild. I am going into Billy Hyde in a few weeks because my dad is getting some new strings and I am going to go and have a look at your recommendations

Wild7Dustr 01-03-2006 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by illusion
Thanks for the great info Wild. I am going into Billy Hyde in a few weeks because my dad is getting some new strings and I am going to go and have a look at your recommendations

No problem at all, man!!!;) I love talking about music, especially drumming!!!:drummer: Music is the best thing in this world and I feel blessed to be able to play so well...
...Nothing like a good jam along to your favorite music or with buddies!!!What I'm wondering is if you're looking for guitar or drum equipment and which instrument do you play most often as well!!!I'm glad I could help ya, cheers!!!:beer:

Reggae Joe 01-06-2006 10:27 PM

Wild summed it up for me too, pretty much...music nourishes the body and spirit, and there's nothing better than playing it, either in a band or just by yourself.

Me, I'm a guitar player primarily, although I can play bass, West African-style percussion, and some basic drums. Been playing guitar 15 years now and am completely self-taught--I still can't read music, and rely on my ear and basic knowledge of music theory and structure. I'm not the fastest player, but I think I'm pretty good. Been playing reggae professionally for almost 12 years now too, and I've been blessed with playing with excellent bands, and having played with or for some of the heavies of that genre.

I pretty much play Fenders, although I'll get a Gibson or Epiphone sometime this year. So far, I have:

--a 1990 Fender Concord II acoustic
--a 1996 Estrada nylon-string I bought in Mexico...groovy little guitar.
--a 2001 Fender Standard Strat, modded with extra switching.
--a 2002 Fender Fat Strat, with new pickups and extra switching.
--a 2005 Fender 1960's reissue Telecaster

Amplification is through a Fender Ultimate Chorus combo amp, at 65 watts/channel (solid state amp, but very warm sounding) with footswitch. Pedals are (in order of signal chain):

Danelectro 7-band EQ
Boss Blues Driver
Dunlop Crybaby wah
Seymour Duncan decibel booster
DOD Stereo Chorus
Digitech Whammy II

This year, I'm hoping to get one of the Epiphone Bob Marley guitars, or if I'm really lucky, a Fender Jazz Bass.

half_baked87 01-07-2006 12:09 AM

i've been playing guitar for about 6 years now. i started out with a squier fat strat, playing through a fender champ 30 solid state. but once i started jamming my buddy reid (drummer) i upgraded to a line 6 spider 112. it was a cool amp for sure, but it crapped out on me after 2 weeks and took 6 months to fix, so i got fed up and bought a fender deluxe 90, boring but reliable. anyways i bought and sold pedals for it, boss metalzone distortion, boss chorus ensemble and a boss octaver. i did have a wah pedal until adam the bass playing jackass traded to some guy i don't even know. but i got rid of all those pedals when i got a marshall AVT150H halfstack, which i use to this day. i've also added a epiphone les paul studio with a seymour duncan custom pickup on the bridge, and a fender mexican tele. but for xmas last year my uncle jack gave me his yamaha 12-string acoustic. that bout sums it up.

Wild7Dustr 01-07-2006 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Reggae Joe
Wild summed it up for me too, pretty much...music nourishes the body and spirit, and there's nothing better than playing it, either in a band or just by yourself.

Me, I'm a guitar player primarily, although I can play bass, West African-style percussion, and some basic drums. Been playing guitar 15 years now and am completely self-taught--I still can't read music, and rely on my ear and basic knowledge of music theory and structure. I'm not the fastest player, but I think I'm pretty good. Been playing reggae professionally for almost 12 years now too, and I've been blessed with playing with excellent bands, and having played with or for some of the heavies of that genre.

I pretty much play Fenders, although I'll get a Gibson or Epiphone sometime this year. So far, I have:

--a 1990 Fender Concord II acoustic
--a 1996 Estrada nylon-string I bought in Mexico...groovy little guitar.
--a 2001 Fender Standard Strat, modded with extra switching.
--a 2002 Fender Fat Strat, with new pickups and extra switching.
--a 2005 Fender 1960's reissue Telecaster

Amplification is through a Fender Ultimate Chorus combo amp, at 65 watts/channel (solid state amp, but very warm sounding) with footswitch. Pedals are (in order of signal chain):

Danelectro 7-band EQ
Boss Blues Driver
Dunlop Crybaby wah
Seymour Duncan decibel booster
DOD Stereo Chorus
Digitech Whammy II

This year, I'm hoping to get one of the Epiphone Bob Marley guitars, or if I'm really lucky, a Fender Jazz Bass.

Man, I'm sure happy to be getting good responses about music in here!!!;) Normally when I talk about music in the "non-musician"/instrument threads, people don't seem to know what I'm talking about and get upset with my opinion(s)!!!:yikes:
Glad to talk to good musicians...
...see ya later, cheers!!!:beer:

Reggae Joe 01-07-2006 11:23 PM

The sentiment is shared, believe me...gotta keep spreading positive vibes...

Black_Jack_Davey 01-09-2006 10:04 PM

Hey, why can't we choose more than one?!

I started playing piano, moved on to the saxophone, started with guitar, bass, and I'm about to start drums. This was some 15 years ago...

Wild7Dustr 01-10-2006 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Black_Jack_Davey
Hey, why can't we choose more than one?!

I started playing piano, moved on to the saxophone, started with guitar, bass, and I'm about to start drums. This was some 15 years ago...

The reason simply is that you vote for the one you "focus on" or play the most!!!

Remember, before I told everyone that my main "passion" was drumming, so I chose the drums!!!And, at the same time, I've also played leadguitar alot!!!

Hope all is clear now, peace!!!:)

A_Perfect_Sonnet 01-11-2006 11:09 AM

The instruments:
-Dean Performer acoustic electric with a cutaway.
-Washburn D13S acoustic dreadnaught, solid spruce top with ashwood body.
-LTD Viper-200FM
-Squire P-Bass with Bassline quarter pounders, upgrading the tuners and bridge soon.

Bass I run through a Fender Rumble 100, for guitar I plan on getting a Line 6 212 /w switchboard, but for now I'm just playing direct-line into my computer and amp modeling using Garage Band.

PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe 01-11-2006 12:55 PM

Instruments

-Guild six string acoustic
-Squier "fat strat" (H-H)
-Ibanez RGRT 47 DX (H-S-H, floyd rose, neck through)
-Ibanez Blazer Series (S-S-S, late 70's model)

and once i make another 400 bucks...
-Custom Gibson Explorer (all black, probably from the 80's)

I use the RGRT 47 DX for the metal/metalcore-ish band Im in. The Blazer for the ska band that im trying to get off the ground.

i dont use the squier anymore because it has a horrible fret buzz. and as soon as i get the explorer, it will become my main guitar for the metal band.

the guild is actually my mothers...but i use it more than she does. just for practicing so far, no acoustic groups yet.

Wild7Dustr 01-12-2006 01:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe
Instruments
-Squier "fat strat" (H-H)

i dont use the squier anymore because it has a horrible fret buzz. and as soon as i get the explorer, it will become my main guitar for the metal band.

Yeah, I'd also agree that squiers are terrible guitars!!!I had a squier and many things went wrong with it..........I can't even remember what I did with it and I don't care much at all either, ya know?
Good choice there on a "metal" guitar, though!!!I'd probally say that just about any Gibson would be good for metal, but your gibson choice is probally one of the more common "metal" guitars. Here are a few others I'd recommend for metal or anything else:

1.S.G.'s-My absolute favorite guitar, by the way!!!It just sounds so damn good!!!
2.ES335's-Great body and soul comes through this, but I have also played some great (metal) leads on this one.Another great!!!
3.Explorer's-As you said you wanted to get, this guitar will be good for some cool metal riffs.I know you'd be satisfied with it's sound, that's for sure!!!
4.Flying V's.-This guitar is great for electrifying leads and rockin' riffs!!!Not what I'd prefer, but still a great guitar for metal!!!

I wanted to know what the total was for that Explorer and what condition it's in by the way...
...Is it only $400 or was it something like $750 and you needed $400 to "pay it off"?Talk to ya later and have fun, man!!!:drummer:

PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe 01-12-2006 01:17 AM

its 800 total i believe. but its used and im buying it from a pawn shop. thats why its so cheap. it may need some work...but 800 is a steal for a gibson explorer.

Reggae Joe 01-12-2006 06:44 AM

I agree on Squiers...I had a Strat from them about 12 years ago, and it all but fell apart on me. I've heard that their quality has gone up in recent years, but I'll never trust a Squier product again.

Levithan 01-12-2006 12:22 PM

I own a Ibanz GSR205 (5String) and and Epiphone Thunderbird IV woo! And a Behringer 60 watt amp

Wild7Dustr 01-14-2006 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reggae Joe
I agree on Squiers...I had a Strat from them about 12 years ago, and it all but fell apart on me. I've heard that their quality has gone up in recent years, but I'll never trust a Squier product again.

Hey man, even if they're now better guitars, I still wouldn't use 'em!!!:bonkhead:
Obviously I play drums as my main passion now, but over the years I have moved WAY UP in the quality of guitars that I purchased/played.

Listen, once you're up, why go down?I mean, even the "best" squier doesn't hold a chance up to a Gibson or even just a "standard strat", ya know?

There may be one advantage to purchasing a squier, though...
...You could trash it on stage and not have to worry about what it's cost was or how bad you break it, see?
That would be fun...
...or you could drop it off of a 10 story building!!!What a "smash",:laughing: peace!!!

Vai Is God 01-18-2006 03:54 PM

I started with a squier strat pack, and I never had any problems with it. Besides, that's why it's not an espentsive guitar. It's a starter's guitar, and not very high-quality. I don't see why people always complain about it. Anyway, I have a Schecter C-1 Classic in blue, which looks, sounds, and plays fantastic. I have a Marshall 30-watt 30dfx amplifier, which also is comletely wicked, a Boss OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion pedal, and a Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter. I've been playing a little over a year, and generally play hard rock, but can roll with anything from metal, to classical, to a little slow rock/jazz.

PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe 01-27-2006 02:31 PM

those marshall DFX amps seem to blow out their speakers very easily. i dont suggest playing too loud on that.

ClayManSteve 01-28-2006 04:54 PM

OLD BASS

Squier Affinaty P-Bass

dont know the specs..but it's crap


NEW BASS

Schecter C-5

EMG-HZ pickups

35" scale

5 strings

active EQ

extreme sexyness.

:afro:

sTEVE!

Wild7Dustr 02-09-2006 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ClayManSteve
OLD BASS

Squier Affinaty P-Bass

dont know the specs..but it's crap


NEW BASS

Schecter C-5

EMG-HZ pickups

35" scale

5 strings

active EQ

extreme sexyness.

:afro:

sTEVE!

Yeah, I noticed you play(ed) a 5 string and that's cool and all, but I have a question...
...I know every company that makes bass strings has made 4 string packages, but do you know which ones, if any, are making the 5 and 6 string bass guitar packages lately?

Obviously the strings would have to be "replaced" eventually whether they lasted or not, ya know?Thanks for any "news" on this, peace!!!:)

Laces Out Dan! 02-09-2006 01:00 AM

New guitar on the way right now...should be in around 3 days from now

Epiphone les Paul studio :) Stoked and im modifying it somewhat

dojo 02-09-2006 10:22 AM

I have an accoustic guitar .. am not good at it, used it 10 years ago, but I realised I am not good at music. I can talk about it, listen to it, but am not able to compose or play an instrument ...

SATCHMO 02-09-2006 11:53 AM

I gotta' ragin' Kazoo

PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe 02-09-2006 01:28 PM

^sweet....

sleepy jack 02-09-2006 01:35 PM

I got a first act awhile back cause it was cheap. Don't buy it even if you just need something to learn on. It makes this annoying rattleing noise if you pick the top string and just sucks in general and the main guitar i use is an ibanez.

PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe 02-09-2006 01:38 PM

yeah....first act is meant for kids who have never heard the word instrument before.

Wild7Dustr 03-02-2006 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _LesPaul43_
New guitar on the way right now...should be in around 3 days from now

Epiphone les Paul studio :) Stoked and im modifying it somewhat

Yeah, I just noticed that you got it in another post.:pimp:

littleknowitall 03-10-2006 11:56 AM

i have a gibson les paul standatrd, black as the ace of spades, wouldn't sell it for all the tea bags in china,, an epiphone les paul studio in red and a korean squire strat, the second two need selling by the way, a vintage music man bass an orange 30 watt and a fender half stack that i picked up bretty cheap, a boss 5 in 1 distortion pedal becaus the fender has a **** distortion sound and far too many leopard skin straps.:)

under 03-19-2006 06:45 PM

I have a drumset that can hook up to my amp and you can hear it probably a couple miles away from where i am playing it

DearJenny 03-20-2006 12:06 PM

keyboard player
 
I use a casio keyboard. Its not anything special. But I like it. I'm not extremely talented, but if given music, I can read it. I dont improv too well either. Also, my hand range is an 8 or 9 at most. I also play guitar and bass, but I've just started those two. I've had a keyboard since I was little, but I've never taken lessons. I'm thinking about taking lessons now. Anybody know a going rate?
~court~

Ma Cherie 03-20-2006 02:17 PM

i got a full key + alixia(i think that was how its spelled), key board and sythasizer combo. it would be nice if it could leave my dads studio.....

under 03-20-2006 04:29 PM

I just bought an electric guitar today but I can't use it because it's too loud .......

DearJenny 03-21-2006 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by H.I.M
I just bought an electric guitar today but I can't use it because it's too loud .......

So turn it down?

PerFeCTioNThrUSileNCe 03-21-2006 05:54 PM

yeah..really.. i dont see how it could be too loud. i play mine at midnight sometimes, and ive never gotten any complaints from neighbors. (and the closest house is about ......5 feet away from where my room is.)

Ma Cherie 03-27-2006 10:40 AM

i also own ethnic drums, a conga and one from pakistan i can't remember what is called right now, it a ceramic one with a goat skin head.


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