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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:12 am 
Posh Mark
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I'm after a birthday present for somebody about to start learning the drums and though drumsticks?

Any suggestions/recommendations?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:14 am 
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I played them years and years and years ago :roll:

My only knowledge of the drums now are that you are best buying 2 drum sticks. 1 would make life difficult and 3 would be a handfull :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:19 am 
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Pickle wrote:
I played them years and years and years ago :roll:

My only knowledge of the drums now are that you are best buying 2 drum sticks. 1 would make life difficult and 3 would be a handfull :wink:


Thank you Pickle :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:21 am 
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Pickle wrote:
I played them years and years and years ago :roll:

My only knowledge of the drums now are that you are best buying 2 drum sticks. 1 would make life difficult and 3 would be a handfull :wink:


Unless you are that bloke from Def Lepard.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:22 am 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
Pickle wrote:
I played them years and years and years ago :roll:

My only knowledge of the drums now are that you are best buying 2 drum sticks. 1 would make life difficult and 3 would be a handfull :wink:


Unless you are that bloke from Def Lepard.


Good call, well made 8)


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Ah....my brother-in-law is in a band, he's the drummer
http://tinyurl.com/4vx4oq
Personally I think they are pretty good...
Anyway, my wife always buys him Vic Firth sticks...if that helps.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:24 pm 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
I'm after a birthday present for somebody about to start learning the drums and though drumsticks?

Any suggestions/recommendations?


If they already have a drumkit then I'd suggest some sticks, or a music book (not as boring as it sounds) to learn the rudiments of drumming...

If they dont have a kit you can always get them a practice pad to get the basics down.

Or a cowbell, they sound cool and are just a nice addition to the setup :)

Cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:08 pm 
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There are so many different types of sticks so I would recomend something softish like the split type sticks.

These guys know their stuff inside out and are very helpful:

http://drumwright.co.uk/

Felt mallets are cool too


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:46 pm 
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Sticks are quite a personal thing, and there are lots of different sizes.

You can get these rubber pad things to make the drums quiter for home practice. Would probably keep their neighbours happy too!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:08 pm 
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Get him a book on witty retorts for all those drummer jokes he's going to be hearing
Such as
The difference between a drummer and a drum machine-
You only have to punch the information once into a drum machine
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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