New drum kit

Guitar Tricks Forum > Gear Discussion > New drum kit

William MG

Full Access

Joined: 03/08/19

Posts: 792

So Carl and Jeff,

Here is the new kit. I have it running into one of our pa heads and I am pretty happy with the sound. My son has an acoustic kit and they definitely carry the cool factor, but for my purposes, e drums are the right thing - right now.

I will be looking into those suggestions you both provided but that will be later on. Goal 1 is to incorporate drum learning into my daily practice routine and become smooth enough on a simple pattern to record that song for my wife.

Good luck with your purchase Jeff and thanks again to both of you for the input.

https://youtu.be/pPnR02NzH-U

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

#1

So Carl and Jeff,

Here is the new kit. I have it running into one of our pa heads and I am pretty happy with the sound. My son has an acoustic kit and they definitely carry the cool factor, but for my purposes, e drums are the right thing - right now.

I will be looking into those suggestions you both provided but that will be later on. Goal 1 is to incorporate drum learning into my daily practice routine and become smooth enough on a simple pattern to record that song for my wife.

Good luck with your purchase Jeff and thanks again to both of you for the input.

https://youtu.be/pPnR02NzH-U

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

ChristopherSchlegel

Guitar Tricks Instructor

Joined: 08/09/05

Posts: 6180

Originally Posted by: William

Here is the new kit. I have it running into one of our pa heads and I am pretty happy with the sound. My son has an acoustic kit and they definitely carry the cool factor, but for my purposes, e drums are the right thing - right now.

Congrats! Those look & sounds great. My drummer friend from back in my old band days now has a Roland V-drum kit & it's wonderful.

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

#2

Originally Posted by: William

Here is the new kit. I have it running into one of our pa heads and I am pretty happy with the sound. My son has an acoustic kit and they definitely carry the cool factor, but for my purposes, e drums are the right thing - right now.

Congrats! Those look & sounds great. My drummer friend from back in my old band days now has a Roland V-drum kit & it's wonderful.

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

William MG

Full Access

Joined: 03/08/19

Posts: 792

Thanks Chris. A new learning curve has begun!

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

#3

Thanks Chris. A new learning curve has begun!

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

fuzzb0x

Full Access

Joined: 04/02/13

Posts: 485

That's a nice new bit of kit William, I used to have an electric drum kit myself and loved playing it, I wish I still had it tbh.

I used to link it to my laptop via midi and run it through Steven Slate Drums so I could change the sounds to any kit and also record direct into Reaper with it, great fun!!!!

#4

That's a nice new bit of kit William, I used to have an electric drum kit myself and loved playing it, I wish I still had it tbh.

I used to link it to my laptop via midi and run it through Steven Slate Drums so I could change the sounds to any kit and also record direct into Reaper with it, great fun!!!!

rsg.gill

Full Access

Joined: 12/16/18

Posts: 18

William,

What resources are you using to learn drums?

My wife bought a Yamaha DTX400K with a Simmons DA50 monitor a few years back. I added a foot pedal, a kick tower and a high hat controller pedal to it. I can play simple beats but I want to get better which is why I am interested in what you are doing.

Yesterday I tried to work on Mary Jane's Last Dance. The open high hat and kick on the "and of 3" gets me every time!

Ron

#5

William,

What resources are you using to learn drums?

My wife bought a Yamaha DTX400K with a Simmons DA50 monitor a few years back. I added a foot pedal, a kick tower and a high hat controller pedal to it. I can play simple beats but I want to get better which is why I am interested in what you are doing.

Yesterday I tried to work on Mary Jane's Last Dance. The open high hat and kick on the "and of 3" gets me every time!

Ron

Carl King

GuitarTricks Video Director

Joined: 10/08/07

Posts: 270

Hey William, that's great! Thanks for sharing the video.

Looks like there are probably some basic drum-positioning and posture things that can be tweaked there, not sure if you are interested in that or not.

Congratulations on getting the kit up and running -- it sounds like a very low-latency setup (good). Some kits will get you very strange flamming sounds, and yours doesn't seem to have that.

Cool stuff.

-Carl.

Carl King
GuitarTricks Video Director / Producer

#6

Hey William, that's great! Thanks for sharing the video.

Looks like there are probably some basic drum-positioning and posture things that can be tweaked there, not sure if you are interested in that or not.

Congratulations on getting the kit up and running -- it sounds like a very low-latency setup (good). Some kits will get you very strange flamming sounds, and yours doesn't seem to have that.

Cool stuff.

-Carl.

Carl King
GuitarTricks Video Director / Producer

William MG

Full Access

Joined: 03/08/19

Posts: 792

Originally Posted by: fuzzb0x

That's a nice new bit of kit William, I used to have an electric drum kit myself and loved playing it, I wish I still had it tbh.

I used to link it to my laptop via midi and run it through Steven Slate Drums so I could change the sounds to any kit and also record direct into Reaper with it, great fun!!!!

Thanks Fuzz

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

#7

Originally Posted by: fuzzb0x

That's a nice new bit of kit William, I used to have an electric drum kit myself and loved playing it, I wish I still had it tbh.

I used to link it to my laptop via midi and run it through Steven Slate Drums so I could change the sounds to any kit and also record direct into Reaper with it, great fun!!!!

Thanks Fuzz

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

William MG

Full Access

Joined: 03/08/19

Posts: 792

Originally Posted by: rsg.gill

William,

What resources are you using to learn drums?

My wife bought a Yamaha DTX400K with a Simmons DA50 monitor a few years back. I added a foot pedal, a kick tower and a high hat controller pedal to it. I can play simple beats but I want to get better which is why I am interested in what you are doing.

Yesterday I tried to work on Mary Jane's Last Dance. The open high hat and kick on the "and of 3" gets me every time!

Ron

Hi Ron,

I am actually exploring online lessons now. So far I like what I hear from "Stephensdrumshed.com"

He claims to have a step by step approach that builds lesson upon lesson. I will let you know what I go with once I decide and how I like it.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

#8

Originally Posted by: rsg.gill

William,

What resources are you using to learn drums?

My wife bought a Yamaha DTX400K with a Simmons DA50 monitor a few years back. I added a foot pedal, a kick tower and a high hat controller pedal to it. I can play simple beats but I want to get better which is why I am interested in what you are doing.

Yesterday I tried to work on Mary Jane's Last Dance. The open high hat and kick on the "and of 3" gets me every time!

Ron

Hi Ron,

I am actually exploring online lessons now. So far I like what I hear from "Stephensdrumshed.com"

He claims to have a step by step approach that builds lesson upon lesson. I will let you know what I go with once I decide and how I like it.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

William MG

Full Access

Joined: 03/08/19

Posts: 792

Originally Posted by: Carl

Hey William, that's great! Thanks for sharing the video.

Looks like there are probably some basic drum-positioning and posture things that can be tweaked there, not sure if you are interested in that or not.

Congratulations on getting the kit up and running -- it sounds like a very low-latency setup (good). Some kits will get you very strange flamming sounds, and yours doesn't seem to have that.

Cool stuff.

-Carl.

Thanks Carl, I will mention it my son, he is the one drumming, but he hasn't drummed in a couple of years. He prefers being the front man now for his band when they play.

But I definately have posture issues and my timing between left hand, right hand and kick is way off, but with practice it will get better.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

#9

Originally Posted by: Carl

Hey William, that's great! Thanks for sharing the video.

Looks like there are probably some basic drum-positioning and posture things that can be tweaked there, not sure if you are interested in that or not.

Congratulations on getting the kit up and running -- it sounds like a very low-latency setup (good). Some kits will get you very strange flamming sounds, and yours doesn't seem to have that.

Cool stuff.

-Carl.

Thanks Carl, I will mention it my son, he is the one drumming, but he hasn't drummed in a couple of years. He prefers being the front man now for his band when they play.

But I definately have posture issues and my timing between left hand, right hand and kick is way off, but with practice it will get better.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!