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Post Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:09 am

Do you think it's possible to ever have too much gear?

Can a person have too many snare drums in their collection? Too many cymbals?

I'm not talking about instruments in a set-up ... I'm talking about just possessing instruments as an individual.


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Post Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:14 pm

hell no! if you've got the room and the money, expand all you want, you can never have to much xD i mean...look at terri bozzio lol

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Post Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:14 am

Hell yes. If you have things that I want that you don't need, then you have too much stuff.
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Post Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:03 pm

Funny enough I was just asking myself that same question after looking at my storage closet filled with snare drums. I think the answer is YES! But trying to get rid of them is a different story , Im having a hard time departing with some of my excess gear.
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:51 am

Yes, Bun E. Carlos has too much gear. But only because I want his collection! I'm a collector of vintage drums, and when I try to sell them(even for an insane profit) it's just not possible for me.
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:02 am

As long as you have somewhere to store it.

I have three 9 piece acoustic kits, 1 electric kit, over 30 cymbals, two drum racks. etc.

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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:08 am

i think you all should share some of your gear with me. :]
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:49 am

I think my having 2 drumkits is ideal, 1 digital & 1 acoustic. :P No more, no less!
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:11 am

I don't thnig you could ever have tomuch stuff, but I would not whant to have like 10 drumkits, well maybe If I had a place to store them...

but I would like to have 2 or 3 kits, with diferent configurations, have about 10 different snares to shoose from, and cymbla for days... lol

it woudl jsut be nice to rave diferent choises for a set up, so you are not always paying the same set. and it would be nice to have a bunch of snares in case you go record and you whant to have diferent sounds for diferent songs
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:41 am

there is no such thing as too much gear.
eventually you will part with some, lose some, get more, but it will never be too much. i have a few kits, a dozen snares, and cymbals galore. i will still want and get more gear, especially snares!
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:49 am

No way. However, it is entirely possible to have a house that's just too darn small. :D
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:45 pm

When you have more money invested than most people have in their brand new cars they drive then maybe its a bit much :D
As they say some guitar players can give a good licking but every drummer can give a good banging
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:51 pm

Course not!

I mean yeah, fair enough trying to take a huge set up to a small venue just won't work. But if you have lots of gear, it's the best damn pic n mix on the planet!

I heard a guitarist say once "isn't it right the more tom's the worse the drummer?" I just laughed and walked away! :-P
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:52 pm

You can never have too much gear, but that being said, I play a 4 piece with a double pedal, 2 crashes, a ride and hats. Not a big kit by any stretch, and I do have 2 more toms that came with the kit that I never use. What I don't like to see is the guy with the 9 piece kit and a zillion cymbals but couldn't keep a beat if his life depended on it. Not to mention the fact that he hasn't even hit half of the drums and cymbals he takes up three quarters of the stage with....
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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:07 pm

If you don't use it, don't plan on using it and don't lend it out to other people to use...then yes.
If I could, I'd have all sorts of different drums, snares, cymbals, percussion toys....but all of that stuff is made to be played. If you're just going to look at it, who cares?
I want to hear all those rare vintage drums on recordings.
I also want to see someone create a set 10 times bigger than Terry Bozzio, and play all of it well. (I'm not quite sure if it's possible, but I still want to see it.)

That and if you've got stuff you don't want, then you have too much. Like me. I've got some I don't want.
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