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    The topic of sometimes having difficulty using someone elses drum kit has been discussed. However, i find the biggest challenge when using someone elses kit is being able to effectively use the bass drum which is probably due to the pedal they are using and/ or tension its set on.
    Trying to do something more advanced on someone elses bass drum has always been a challenge to me. Any of you guys experience this? Do you guys just keep it very simple when using someone elses drum kit? I know a good drummer should be able to adapt, but damn, that bass drum issue has always caused me problems.

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    No, never played anyone else's kit but my own and vice versa.

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    Yes just about everytime actually. If I know I am playing/sharing someone else's kit I always try to bring my own pedal for that very reason. Otherwise I try to keep it simple if I am using someone else's pedal.
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    I don't mind using someone else kit or kick drum... but I must use my own pedals.
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    I don't mind but they usually get cranky if I don't bring it back.

    Some people.
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    If it’s just sitting in for a few songs, it’s not a big deal. If it’s a full set, then it can create issues for me. I can usually adapt within 3 or 4 songs. It’s usually the throne and the monitor system that bother me most if I sit in on someone else’s kit.
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    It's mainly the ones that crank it to the hilt. If I have advance notice, I always bring my pedal.
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    Trying to do some bonham style kicks are one heck of a challenge on someone elses kick drum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    I don't mind but they usually get cranky if I don't bring it back.

    Some people.
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    As others have said, if possible it's best to BYOP. Last Friday I got lazy and just used the kit and pedals as they were. I regret it.

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    I always bring my own pedal. Replacing the kick is loaded with problems!
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    Yes, but I always bring my own pedal and throne ...

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    Yes definitely. I think that is something that you can't help. I compare it to driving someone else's car. At first you will need to adjust to it. Not sure if the best if this is the best way to compare though :-)

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