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My own kit, at last

Posted by Troisnyx - July 28th, 2017

It's not the only instrument that I managed to snag this week, but this one has been a long time coming. I finally have my own drum kit. Minus positioning and readjusting things so that they're comfortable for me to reach, here it is. The good ol' Pearl Forum.


It feels so surreal. I want to burst out in thanks to the people who made it possible, but another feeling also seizes me.

Twenty years ago -- when I was merely six years old -- I remember the first instances of me playing by ear. It wasn't on the piano, despite me being trained in it first. It was on the drum. I didn't have a kit; I didn't even have a proper drum for that matter. It was a toy drum. It sounded quite deep for what it was, and I remember just copying what I'd heard and transferring it onto that drum. I picked up that instrument, not because it was cool, or because I wanted to look awesome doing it. I picked it up because I loved its sound, its tremors and aftershocks. I would beat the drum over and over again to hear its voice, then the silence, then its voice again.

I feel a bit misty-eyed. It's so surreal. This thing has been a long time coming. I'll be setting it up in a practice area of sorts -- I believe Seán has found one for me and my friends -- and now, I don't have to beg for practice time or even just a bit of a play. I don't have to be at the mercy of people who were so protective of their equipment that they wouldn't let a struggling drummer play. It's finally here.

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Comments (4)

Man, I wish I had a drum kit like that. That's really neat that you have it, I envy you xD

I know the feeling, Mithyx. I've struggled with it for 20 years. Keep an eye out for bargains, especially online where people buy a kit, hardly use it, and then sell it off -- that happens fairly often. A friend and I travelled to Leeds today to get the kit.

That's great that you have a kit. I might go somewhere to get some additions to my kit. Maybe something to support my stands or something I can attach a tambourine and cowbell to, which I have just in case. For now, I'll just keep the woodblock on top of the hi-hat.

I'd thought of a cowbell and perhaps crotales eventually. My dream kit has cymbals all suspended from overhead <3 But for the moment, this'll do.

that drum kit is rad! I wish I had one like that, but I live with the rest of my family, so...
for now, I'll just use the weak little electronic drum kit that I have...
It's actually not bad, as far as age and sample quality go, though

I started off on an electronic kit too, so I feel you. My fiancé and I happened to be really lucky with this; I know they've discontinued the Pearl Forum but we got it half price for what it would otherwise have been.

When you're able, I don't doubt you'd go acoustic. When you do, cherish that moment, because feeling the thump and vibration in your body on top of your playing is something so beautiful, I cannot even begin to describe.

I totally agree, cause I played my friend's drum set (which is acoustic), and I can't even describe it... the kick was so bass-heavy, the cymbals were boss, and even though it was like 20 times (exaggerated but you get my point) bigger than mine, it was glorious

It took me a while to summon up the courage to play an acoustic kit; the first time was in 2012 and I still have the video recording of it. When I did, I didn't turn back. I swore, no more electric at that point.

You will get there. : )