Anyone done buying gear here?

petrez

Senior Member
Thanks for the gratitude Ronzo, I still have some sticks to get by though, and a couple of snare wires have come off on my regular snare. But I still get to play at least, and luckily it is not the most expensive stuff to replace 🙂. My boss has promised me full time job again in March after my daddy leave so things should get better. Any big purchases in the drum department seems far fetched though. Only thing I really want is a second bassdrum for my Hybrid Oak kit, but those are so expensive it does not seem worth it (I could bring my guitarist kit, a double bass Stage Custom for a gig if I really wanted to use a big kit). Other than that it is just replacing cymbals that develop cracks (it has not happened to me for a while now, *knock on wood*, but when playing metal, you never know...)
 
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Trigger

Senior Member
I bought a lot of nice stuff this year, so I'm hanging up the wallet for a long time. I'm living in a state of gratitude for what I have and state of expectant discovery as I find out what this gear is capable of.

I have reached a really good spot and I hope everyone else here will have the same chance someday, we all deserve it.
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Where do you go from there? Classic maples are among the best you can get. Enjoy them :)
 

Pootle

Active Member
Bought a Zildjian K 22” Light Ride a month ago and now I’m done. What a beauty, the last itch scratched. I’m off loading some gear at the moment and actually selling for more than I paid for it a few years ago, such is inflation currently.
 

Bozozoid

Platinum Member
I'm actually a bit concerned that I don't want anything. There's been this impending doom? that playing again is falling away. Me not wanting anything isn't good because I'm fairly frugile anyway. Not wanting anything makes me feel like asking a child what they want for 🎄 Christmas and it's always...no..im ok. You WANT that child like enthusiasm which I've always had so for me personally when that goes away it's kinda sad actually.
 

Mr Farkle

Well-known Member
I'm actually a bit concerned that I don't want anything. There's been this impending doom? that playing again is falling away. Me not wanting anything isn't good because I'm fairly frugile anyway. Not wanting anything makes me feel like asking a child what they want for 🎄 Christmas and it's always...no..im ok. You WANT that child like enthusiasm which I've always had so for me personally when that goes away it's kinda sad actually.
Hopefully that’s just temporary, but maybe you need a new musical focus or an entire change of focus. I was really into photography for many years. Selling prints, getting published, doing shows, following other photographers etc. Then, due to a series of life and social changes (Instagram), I lost the love. That’s when I switched my focus back playing drums… and here I am. Change can be very refreshing.
 

Z26R-#

Well-known Member
I'm done with online purchases until ethics/mechanics don't allow businesses to say "sorry, we took your money but we can't deliver what you purchased AND getting a refund is unduly onerous or only available in 'store credit'".
Recently experience. Bought online says in stock.., get email don't have that in stock would you like X as a replacement? Me! OK..Next email you now owe us more money.. Me Refund please! .. forgeddabowdit..
 

Jeremy Crockett

Well-known Member
Not utterly done, but I think I am reasonably close. I want a USA-made kit from Ludwig or Gretsch and some Paiste 2002s. Everything else is gravy.

When I get the urge I ask, "Will this help me play better?" and then I look at this:

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P.S. My new snare drum is arriving tomorrow instead of Friday! 😃
 

SharkSandwich

Junior Member
I replaced all of my drums, bass pedal and hardware in the last two years and I'm extremely happy with my rig now. I don't see myself buy anything but sticks for a long time.
 

KEEF

Senior Member
I'm done - and it's been at least 5 years.
I only own one of everything and although I still like to look, unless something breaks or gets stolen - I'll just be keeping what I've got.
 

JimmyM

Platinum Member
I wish I could be content. I envy those of you who are.
When I got back into it, all I wanted was a 4 pc set of good drums and a few cymbals. Mission accomplished. Now I did want an Acro and a BB as well, but even that’s fallen by the wayside. I just don’t have the desire to spend a lot on a doubling instrument. That helps.
 

fobz

Active Member
I've calmed down a lot in the last few years. I have a very small, specific shopping list and I may never get any of it. Apart from that it's just practical purchases (sticks, heads, hardware)...
 

Mr Farkle

Well-known Member
Yes, I wrote this less than 24 hours ago.
Yes, I found a kit online that I would love to have now.
Yes, I am a very weak human being.
Resistance is futile. The browsing power is strong.

(FYI I am currently tempted by a WFL Ray McKinley snare on CraigsList. I blame myself for looking. Now I need to be strong and not cave.)
 

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
Resistance is futile. The browsing power is strong.

(FYI I am currently tempted by a WFL Ray McKinley snare on CraigsList. I blame myself for looking. Now I need to be strong and not cave.)

I found a set of born-together set Slingerlands in WMP from the 60s. Total Buddy Rich vibes with the 24, 13, 16, 18. I'm ignoring the fact that they also have a 1940's Radio King 14 x 7 snare with a matching finish.




Ugh.
 
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