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26 Re: V-drums still evolving on Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:09 pm

Thanks, Woody.

I was playing someone elses
V-Drum kit and went through
the kick drum head. I replaced
it and wondered about that.

Regards,


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27 Re: V-drums still evolving on Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:16 pm

I would think you would just replace it with a regular Remo mesh head, Leadfoot!!! affraid

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28 Re: V-drums still evolving on Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:58 pm

One important factor is they can be quiet in a performance. Full on drum set half the volume. Not to mention the plethora of sounds that can be triggered. I mean infinite, really. Personally I don't use them but I've seen some great drummers who love them in the Balkan music scene. They simplify things on some levels. I don't like those rubber cymbals. I guess they have some new ones that look and feel like cymbals. I like the vdrums feel better than those rubber ones.

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29 Re: V-drums still evolving on Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:56 am

Wow! I was just at the home of a bass player friend of mine helping him get his
V drums set up in his recording studio. He replaced his 20 plus year old TD-7 The
one BEFORE the later TD-6 model.

He went on ebay and found some mesh PD-100 and 120 pads and a TD-10 brain.
they sound killer. I have incorporated 6 pads into my acoustic kit with my TD-6
brain. I've used them live on several occasions already and the added sounds are
very effective. They're not the mesh pads but the PD-7's and 8's along with a Kat
kick trigger and a 5" Dauz pad that I'm using as the electronic snare among some
other sounds.

SO MUCH FUN! But a lot more setup time involved. When I use all this gear I have
to get to the gig HOURS early to get set up on time. And it's just me and my wife
whenever she comes to the performances.

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30 Re: V-drums still evolving on Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:11 am

They ARE the pain in
the ass to set up for
the gig. I think these
E-Kits need to get a
little simpler in design.


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31 Re: V-drums still evolving on Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:18 pm

I have a friend who carries his in one piece out of his van. Yeah I could never go that route but he just loves combining sounds and scrolling through sets and presets.
They are fun as hell I admit that. I could just not represent that at a show or have it represent me. At home or in a studio for certain projects, that's different.

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32 Re: V-drums still evolving on Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:24 pm

I still mostly find v-drums as a good practice tool.

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33 Re: V-drums still evolving on Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:27 pm

If it works, it works. I can definitely represent that.
and I sure as heck can have what works represent me.

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34 Re: V-drums still evolving on Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:10 pm

When I play them, I play them
just like a regular set. Sometimes,
though, that can be problematic
as I hit them hard and break things.

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35 Re: V-drums still evolving on Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:13 pm

Funny, I've heard your work, Pete.  Very intricate and detailed.
I can't for the life of me figure out why you have to hit so hard
to the point of breaking things and hurting your body, even.

And you don't even play real drums!  Hitting those hard rubber
pads with that kind of force will tear you to pieces, man.

Playing a friend's kit with mesh heads and going through the kick?
C'mon, Pete....  Really?!  You stay away from my kit, dude!  lol!

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36 Re: V-drums still evolving on Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:33 pm

We'll start calling him "Beat Pete" !!!!

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37 Re: V-drums still evolving on Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:58 am

I get a little passionate sometimes.

Truth be known: I wasn't high in the
monitor and I felt the guitar rushing
and so, I responded with a heavier
kick and chick, only to realize that I
damaged the head, later. It was a
pop tune, too and coming into a C-
section. You know the drill.

I have not been blessed, with the best
sound engineering relationships over
the years.  I won't blame it all on
them.  I can play more lightly.  I really
can.  *holding police photo*



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