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    Hello everyone!

    I hope you all have been well and enjoyong your drums. When I was a teenager I lived on these forums and ate drums for breakfast. I took a year or so hiatius from drumming and even sold my drumset to pay for rent. I had it in my head that music wasnt important and had different priorities.

    I came to the realzation a few weeks ago that drumming was and is very crucial in my life. I decided to buy a new kit and start over. I realized that I have been approaching the insturment the wrong way and need to really buckle down and practice.

    Youll be seeing me around here much more! Thanks for the support!

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    Welcome back. I did the same thing. I grew up playing, played on a few CD's, did a lot of live gigs, then life got in the way. Over the past year I got back into it. I'm not the house drummer at my church, I purchased a kit, and I've played several gigs in recent months. It was like riding a bike for me. I had to build some stamina and chops back up, but I feel I'm a better drummer now than I was 15 years ago when I played every week without a break.
    Six piece Mapex Armory, Mapex Black Panther Blade and Mapex Exterminator snare drums, Sabian AAX cymbals.


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    Welcome back, Fredr. Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees.

    So we cut them down, make them into drums and here we are.

    Nice kit!!!
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    I've been in your shoes. I quit for several years... only difference was mine wasn't by choice. :(

    Glad you decided to come back! And that's a gorgeous Sonor!
    I'm a huge Sonor fan.
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor |5pc PDP Concept Maple Classic | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 65 Snare drums and growing!

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    I quit playing live gigs for quite a few years.................got sick of the late nights and the smoke.................not to mention a certain guitarist.

    For many years, all I would play would be studio dates.............and really loved doing that for a long time........I was very fortunate to be a part of some creative projects.

    About four years ago, I was dragged back in to a band situation and I have been having fun with it..............just played a really good gig Friday night -- packed house with a very enthusiastic & appreciative crowd -- that makes it all great.

    The one thing I did right was keep all my gear.................just in case.

    Some of us go through cycles.
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    Welcome back Fred! I wondered what happened to ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post

    Some of us go through cycles.
    Well said, Ricardo. I think this hits it on the head. Sometimes it is burn out, sometimes it is a bad situation that you are in, and you get sick of it and walk away. Regardless, I think we have all probably taken some time off from time to time.
    Six piece Mapex Armory, Mapex Black Panther Blade and Mapex Exterminator snare drums, Sabian AAX cymbals.


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    Welcome back Fred! Once a drummer, always a drummer!
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    Will you consider Shopping at Drum Bum to help support this forum?

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    Thanks guys!

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    Welcome back Fredr! You sold your Ludwigs? Oh well...glad you're back


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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post

    ME: Me want.

    My sensible side: Stop it! No, you don't.

    Me: Yes I do.

    My sensible side: No, you don't!

    Me: Yes, I do.



    See what I have to go through every day? This is so unfair.
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    Love the little Sonor set!

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    ME: Me want.
    My sensible side: Stop it! No, you don't.
    Me: Yes I do.
    My sensible side: No, you don't!
    Me: Yes, I do.
    HA HA HA! Sensible side! That's a good one.

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    You've never given up until you've given up this world for a better place.

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    Hey fredr welcome back. Did you trade your keystones?
    Ludwig Classic Maple 22x16,12x9,16x16

    Alesis Strike Pro SE

    Sabian HHX 21" ride and AAX crashes, Zildjian 14" K hybrid hats

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing

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    Good to see ya back fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    ME: Me want.

    My sensible side: Stop it! No, you don't.

    Me: Yes I do.

    My sensible side: No, you don't!

    Me: Yes, I do.



    See what I have to go through every day? This is so unfair.
    You forgot the last two lines;

    My Wife: ..............
    Me:
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Welcome back Fred!
    Jesse

    1986 Tama Crestar - Lacquered Piano White
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