#1
I play in a band (well we're really just at the jamming stage at the moment) and our drummers just got back from holiday and as much as it will be great to play with a drumer again, we can't actually here ourselves playing over the nosie of the drums. So my question is HOW THE HELL DO YOU QUIET DOWN THOS F*CKING DRUMS!

PS we've tried putting magazines on the drums, but that just doesn't work.

PPS I've sarted several threads, just about every one of thems been closed down because i'm posting in the wrong place, please don't shut this down if this is the case, i really gotta know.
#4
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Get bigger amps/turn your current amps to ELEVEN.

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Uhh mess with your EQ and volume settings I suppose?
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sheets and tape...not a drummer so i dont know exactly where to apply, but my drummer bud did it cuz his landlord complained
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#9
Ye our amps/keyboard are all pretty load but just get killed by the noise of the drums. Quieter pads, sorry not a drummer elaborate.
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#10
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Get drum silencers (i think theyre called something like that). They are basically big pads that you put on top of the drums and cymbals that make them quiter. I have some for my set. If you need any more info on them tell me and ill go look at them for you.


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#11
as a drummer, i absolutely hate them, but theres a kind of stick called a hotrod. a bunch of thin sticks bound together.
they suck to play with, but they're quiet (and they work well for jazz).
otherwise, if your drummers decent, just tell him to play quieter.
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#12
to quiet the bass put a pillow in it, and on the heads of the sticks cut out two circle from some wash clothes and duct tape them on top of the heads, make sure to make them looser though cause it will pocket the air and cause less of a big thud when you hit them skins or cymbals
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#13
Thanks.

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pinkhaze29 if your reading, i just nicked your quotes, sorry, its too god damn good.
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#15
Oh and thanks, i may have to suggest he gets some of them
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pinkhaze29 if your reading, i just nicked your quotes, sorry, its too god damn good.

I saw.


Oh and thanks, i may have to suggest he gets some of them


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#17
are you guys all in a circle? have the amps like facing the center of the room and have it set up like a circle and you'll achieve better volume control.
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#18
Well, this worked with our drummer but try facing the bass drum towards the wall it makes it quieter in smaller rooms, It worked for me...
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are you guys all in a circle? have the amps like facing the center of the room and have it set up like a circle and you'll achieve better volume control.



no. Not true at all. And that will **** up your acoustics.
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#20
Play in a bigger space, and get louder amps?

Sorry I can't be of more help, I've just been up all night and can't think straight.
#21
Tell the drummer to play softer. Problem solved. A drummer worth jamming with can bring his dynamics down to almost nothing..
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#22
for my 2 cents, i'd say turn up yer amps, i don't know what kind of music yer playing but i'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's prolly supposed to be rock (and if i'm wrong and it's jazz, blues, slow country or anything like that yer drummer should already be using jazz sticks and things like that to give different dynamics to the percussion and should know this given that he's the drummer) but yeah if yer playing rock or anything loud you really need to crank yer amps up, a drummer playing quietly while guitars are going quick is going to sound a little odd (maybe not bad, different for sure) but i think that's prolly not the sound yer going for (again assuming its rock yer playing)
#26
Brushes are a good idea but our drummer still managers to do rim shots or summat with em so that doesnt quiet him down. Vic Firth do some really good drum mutes which seem to be recommended by music stores. Try some of those
#27
Tell him to not play so loud! :]
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