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    Hi, I'm Ben.
    I'm 40, or half of 80, depending on the mood.

    I'm not a drummer, but I am right into my tongue drums, marimba and bongos - and all manner of tuned percussion.
    Guitar and bass are my primary instruments.

    Who is your Favorite Drummer? Stewart Copeland. A close first to Vinnie Colaiuta.

    Are you in a band? Yes.

    Do you see dead people? Not lately.

    How did you find Drum Chat? Through my research for a documentary I am making.

  2. #1452

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    Your Name: Ben
    Age: 40 or half 80, depending on the mood
    What type of Drums do you play? African / tuned percussion - tongue drums, bongos, marimba, kalimba...
    Who is your Favorite Drummer? Stewart Copeland, as a close first to Vinnie Colaiuta
    Are you in a band? Yes
    Do you see dead people? Not lately
    How did you find Drum Chat? As part of my research for a doco I am working on!

  3. #1453

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    Welcome Ben!
    Thanks for joining us!
    19pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 5pc Gretsch Energy | 41 Snare drums and growing!

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    Your Name: Lou
    Age: 38
    Male or Female? Male
    What type of Drums do you play? None, yet...
    Who is your Favorite Drummer? Animal from The Muppets
    Are you in a band? No
    Do you see dead people? On occasion...
    How did you find Drum Chat? Stumbled in while researching what to buy

  5. #1455

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    Hello guy's and girls. Newbie drummer here. But spent 20 years as a Mobile disc jockey. So I consider myself a rhythmic person. Had a drum set at 14.(poked holes in it) Took 3 lessons in the Eighties (5 bucks for a half hour then lol) I have recently bought a 5 piece new set and a bunch of other pieces and have cobbled together a fairly decent kit (I think) ZBT's on my hi-hats. Mienl 20in ride. Zildjian crash and my favorite a Mapex Piccolo snare that pops like no one's business. Taking on-line courses with Drumeo. And am fairly happy with my progress in 3 months time. Working on building independent limbs right now. Frustratingly hard but can see more opportunities to improve. Hope to learn more here. Thanks for reading. Damian

  6. #1456

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    Welcome to the new members!

  7. #1457

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    Hello guys and girls. Newbie drummer here. Got a beautiful Pearl kit at 14. Punched holes in it. Took 2 lessons at 25 yrs old in the eighties (5 bucks for a half hour then lol) then stopped. But I was a mobile DJ for 20 years and have always considered myself a rhythmic person. Recently (at 60 now) bought a 5 piece starter set and another used kit. And have cobbled together a fairly nice kit I think. Upgraded cymbals to ZBT hats, Meinl 20in ride and Paiste crashes. Taking online classes (Drumeo) very clear and accessible. Working on limb independence right now. Frustrating but making progress. Joined here because I'm sure it can only speed up my progress. Thanks for reading. Damian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braveone View Post
    Hello guys and girls. Newbie drummer here. Got a beautiful Pearl kit at 14. Punched holes in it. Took 2 lessons at 25 yrs old in the eighties (5 bucks for a half hour then lol) then stopped. But I was a mobile DJ for 20 years and have always considered myself a rhythmic person. Recently (at 60 now) bought a 5 piece starter set and another used kit. And have cobbled together a fairly nice kit I think. Upgraded cymbals to ZBT hats, Meinl 20in ride and Paiste crashes. Taking online classes (Drumeo) very clear and accessible. Working on limb independence right now. Frustrating but making progress. Joined here because I'm sure it can only speed up my progress. Thanks for reading. Damian
    Welcome to DC. Drum on.

  9. #1459

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    Thank you for taking the time to welcome me. There seems to be so much to do, see and learn on the drums. It can be a bit daunting at times. But I try to keep it simple and practice the basic grooves (I think I know about 2 lol) and when and where to add fills and such. For me, the count is important. And I have a 25 minute drive to work. So I take one stick in my off hand (left) and just play singles and doubles on my steering wheel lol. Crazy I guess. But I'm a right handed meatcutter. So that hand has no issues. But my left is another story all together lol. But honestly, I've made great strides in using that hand because of it.

  10. #1460

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    Hi All. I'm Rich. Hanging on to 49. Been playing since I was 10ish but had to take about 10 years off due to family. But now back in it full swing.
    My current project, Jack FoolerY is doing quite well, despite our ages, we all still seem to get some Rock out. Check us out:
    https://open.spotify.com/album/5rmREF5W8nT4w2Yo4S2scU Like us - follow us - purchase a CD (that would be awesome of you!!) Help a bunch of old guys dream a little ;-)
    Making your way in the world today takes everything you're not...

  11. #1461

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    Hi everyone! My names Matt. I'm 22 years old and from Victoria, Australia. I used to be on here a fair bit, but in the years since I've forgotten my login details to my old account. Which might be a good thing, since I dont mind being a bit more separated from my posts as a 13-15ish year old, which probably left a bit of maturity to be desired.

    I've been drumming for about 10 years now. At the minute I'm playing a Sonor 3007 series, somewhere between a 4 and 11 piece depending on the day. I also have a PDP X7 7-piece stashed away for rehearsal and gigs, but they're a bit less common these days. I was in a metal band not long ago that did a few gigs around Australia but had to step out of that due to a back injury.

    It's good to see some people still around here that were on years ago when I was.

  12. #1462

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    Welcome back Matt. \m/

    Love my Sonor kits and love my PDP X7 also. Great choices!
    19pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 5pc Gretsch Energy | 41 Snare drums and growing!

  13. #1463

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    Welcome back!
    Yamaha Stage Custom
    22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16
    Cranberry Red
    14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian A Custom Hats
    Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride
    Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17"
    Tama Iron Cobra 600 Series double chain pedal

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