Poll: Should I take up drums. (Read Below First)
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YAY
26 76%
NAY
8 24%
Voters: 34.
#1
So... I want to take up drums but should I really waste my time/ money on a drumset? I am a pretty good guitarist and I just want to see the other side of the spectrum I guess. the cheapest decent drum set I could find was $450 (American). I do not really have the money for it and I would have to save up over a pretty good period of time because there is just so much money a teenager can make with paying for gas, cell phone ETC. So pit.... should I save up for drums or should I keep putting money in my guitars?
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#3
Depends. Are you happy with your current gear?
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#6
im a guitarist drummer and its a great thing, but if i had my time again i would to keys first because this gives you the best musical grounding.
#7
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So... I want to take up drums but should I really waste my time/ money on a drumset? I am a pretty good guitarist and I just want to see the other side of the spectrum I guess. the cheapest decent drum set I could find was $450 (American). I do not really have the money for it and I would have to save up over a pretty good period of time because there is just so much money a teenager can make with paying for gas, cell phone ETC. So pit.... should I save up for drums or should I keep putting money in my guitars?


Im a drummer as well and I say go for it.
I started on drums and moved onto guitar to add to my instrument list so I could make songs on my own.

BTW the SC board has a poll for best drums under $500
http://studio-central.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=63255

On the other hand, if you are really tight on cash I suggest staying away from the drums for now, lower end sets require new cymbals and heads which will run the price up even more. If you don't have the cash you should just stick with guitar for now, you can always save up for drums at a later time.


you could also go for a used set, Craigslist.org always has them along with other gear. Most of the time they just need to be cleaned up and have new heads installed but you get great deals.
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#8
What I'm doing is spending most of my money and time on guitars and whatever I have extra I use to buy cheap $20-$30 woodwind instruments like harmonicas and ocarinas.
#10
So... Many... Drum... Threads...

So... Little... Use... Of... Searchbar...


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#11
Drums are my firsdt instrument and I love playing, I picked up guitar 2 years ago and found it quite easy.

If you are happy with your current guitar gear and if you are willing to take the time to get the hang of it (the 'knack' of playing drums) then I reckon you should.

If you are gonna buy a full kit you are gonna really have to commit, maybe get someone to teach you some simple things and work up from that.

And also the 'knack', what I said before, is kind of the stage where you just...get it. Everyone gets it for guitar, where you go from a pile of ****, to 'hey, I'm not actually that bad'. Seeing as you already play an instrument you should have the required rhythm for drums. Holy **** that's a lot of writing.

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