Extra Drums vs. Extra Cymbals

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What would you rather have?

lots and lots of cymbals
lots and lots of drums
Total votes: 36
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 3:32 pm

In my eyes, more drums than cymbals looks amateurish. Dont know why.
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 4:33 pm

Yeah it seems to me that playing a 4-piece just became "the norm" within the last 4 or 5 years.

One of the first songs i learned on drums was Chop Suey by System of a Down, and when i realized i could play that intro (which seemed complex at the time to me, haha) so it sounded pretty much exactly the same as when i played on my 6-piece, i immediately just switched to playing a 4-piece.

Why? Cheaper to buy 4 heads than 6! Easier to lug around a 4-piece in my little car to shows and what not! Easier set up! Plus it takes up a little less space in my cramped practice space.
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 4:49 pm

Capeside Alex wrote:
loop wrote:Or, would you rather take the minimalist approach like lots of MTV-bands and have few of both?

Sorry but this is the most retarded mindframe I've ever read/heard. You could've said "lots of bands", but the MTV part dropped my respect for you by about half, and I could care less how good you are. It's like me saying "Or would you rather take the over-busy approach like lots of tech bands and have way too much of both." It's not necessary to have a ton of both, or minimal of both. If I had to choose, I'd go with drums. Cymbals in about 90% of recordings have no tone and you can't tell which cymbal is which. Drums on the other hand do. I myself, have a 4 piece with a set of hats, two crashes, one ride, and a china. Not the craziest setup, but it works. It's what works best for me. If by being minimal makes me a carbon-copy MTV band, then sign me up. Because drumming isn't about being the craziest, and hitting every drum and cymbal in a fill, but the most creative with what you have to work with (a.k.a the music written). Dude, I hope you stick with what you planned out after this little post, because this was a thread just brewing an argument. HAHAHAHA!


Damn, Dude. That was kinda harsh. Nobody else that replied tried to turn it into an argument.

I'm one of the 9% that prefers drums. More drums, all sizes please. Granted, it makes for a pain in the ass to move but it really is satisfying to have that many things to hit.
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 10:40 pm

simalls are cool. :)... what?
hey. :)