#1
well, i just got a drumset, and some cymbals.. The cymbals are absolute crap and I have no idea whether the drumset is any good or not

I was wondering what some good cymbals for the price are: not below 40 and not above 90, but would sound good for recording

and also about the drumset... It is a Pearl forum, and the initial sound is pretty good.. but there is this echoing, kinda like reverb after i hit the toms, and the bass just lasts for half a second. is it suppose to do that?... or is it my heads/bass pedal
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#2
It could interest you to know that I also got some drums about a week ago.
The toms could need tightening and the bass need loosening if you don't like the sounds, or its knackered.
Don't know much about the cymbals though.
meh
#3
oh, thanks

what does knackered mean?
Shred Head
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#4
im a drummer too, and you cant get great cymbals for that price.

to eliminate the "reverb" tune all the drums, and about the bass, check and see if theres a pillow inside of it. that can take away lots of the sound of the bass drum, even though your set will be louder now.


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#5
Knackered = Broken, usually worn out.
So wasn't a great word actually.
I see it says UGs chinaman now.
meh
#6
alright, so would i tune it up, or tune it down to take that reverb out
and should i take my pillow out and put in a towel or something?

and would the fact that my drum heads do not dent easily cause the reverb... my friend has some drumheads and they dent when he plays and didn't on mine..


Quote by ZackyJW83
Knackered = Broken, usually worn out.
So wasn't a great word actually.
I see it says UGs chinaman now.

haha, yeah.. i think i changed it not so long ago
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Last edited by VieNam at Nov 2, 2008,
#7
Quote by ZackyJW83
It could interest you to know that I also got some drums about a week ago.
The toms could need tightening and the bass need loosening if you don't like the sounds, or its knackered.
Don't know much about the cymbals though.

nice.. what type did you get?
Shred Head
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#8
Quote by VieNam
well, i just got a drumset, and some cymbals.. The cymbals are absolute crap and I have no idea whether the drumset is any good or not

I was wondering what some good cymbals for the price are: not below 40 and not above 90, but would sound good for recording

and also about the drumset... It is a Pearl forum, and the initial sound is pretty good.. but there is this echoing, kinda like reverb after i hit the toms, and the bass just lasts for half a second. is it suppose to do that?... or is it my heads/bass pedal

HAHAHAHA
do you really expect ANY cymbal set to be under 90 dollars?
the only place you can get that low of a price is a yard sale.
i got a china (incase you didnt know, a china is a BADASS cymbal) for christmas this year and it was $230.
with cymbals, the more expensive, the better.
lol there are no deals
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#10
Quote by musicTHEORYnerd
HAHAHAHA
do you really expect ANY cymbal set to be under 90 dollars?
the only place you can get that low of a price is a yard sale.
i got a china (incase you didnt know, a china is a BADASS cymbal) for christmas this year and it was $230.
with cymbals, the more expensive, the better.
lol there are no deals


i was referring to just "A" cymbal, not a cymbal kit
and a cymbal that of course isn't gonna be as good as something over 100, but its better than the ones with no names on it
Shred Head
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#11
Quote by VieNam
i was referring to just "A" cymbal, not a cymbal kit
and a cymbal that of course isn't gonna be as good as something over 100, but its better than the ones with no names on it

yeah i know
the only ones your gonna find that arent used, and are under 100, are gonna be no names.
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#13
The thing about cymbals is that unless you are a beginner and buying beginner cymbals, there is no reason to buy anything other than the best. Unlike guitars, where the difference in price between a beginner instrument and a pro instrument is often a factor of 10, with cymbals, you are probably going to pay only 2-3 times more for a top-of-the-line cymbal. Save up and buy cymbals that you will never have to replace. You will probably end up paying anywhere from 600-1000 on hats, ride, and one crash for some absolutely top-of-the-line stuff.
#14
Quote by Philbigtime
The thing about cymbals is that unless you are a beginner and buying beginner cymbals, there is no reason to buy anything other than the best. Unlike guitars, where the difference in price between a beginner instrument and a pro instrument is often a factor of 10, with cymbals, you are probably going to pay only 2-3 times more for a top-of-the-line cymbal. Save up and buy cymbals that you will never have to replace. You will probably end up paying anywhere from 600-1000 on hats, ride, and one crash for some absolutely top-of-the-line stuff.

this guy knows what hes talking about
+1
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#16
My toms ring a bit usually, but what I do is I tape a piece of cardboard onto the head, which muffles it a little, but not too much.

EDIT: Stick a pillow in the bass drum. and on cymbals: I always use Sabian cymbals, they're sort of expensive but worth it, definately.
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#17
I'm not going to try and convince you, but before you buy anything, ask some experienced drummers for thier opinion on Stagg DH cymbals.

Second, Forum is a great starter kit, but don't use stock heads. Go out (or on the bay) and get some pinstripes or something for the snare and toms. It should be about £30 for the set, but you can get them individually.

Thirdly, Moon Gel and a pillow in the bass, along with the new heads; Will make the whole kit sound a ton better. Make sure the pillow is in perpendicular to the bass, and lightly touching both heads. After a while, becoming more experienced with tuning will replace Moon Gel.
#18
Cymbles under 90? Good luck. The cymbles I have are cheap and got huge holes in them after about six months of playing.