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Slippery Slope

Here's the problem.

You, by some dumb luck, get to buy the very drum kit you have been dreaming about. Not just the brand or type, the exact drum kit that you tried that made you want this particular style drum kit. Great!

Then you get it home, and it makes all your accessories look... shabby. Cheap. Amateurish. Wow, this snare stand is a piece of crap. These cymbals sound tinny and awful. This pedal... well I should certainly sell it with my old drum kit, to be fair.

This is how "a great and lucky deal" turns into "oops I spent the same amount I just spent on the kit on extra stuff".

Truth of the matter is I'm just going to get a new pedal. And a snare stand. If they're on sale. But definitely a pedal. At least.

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badapples
Mar. 21st, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Hey wait - I have an extra snare stand - I will give it to you. Don't buy another of those.
:)
snidegrrl
Mar. 21st, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
Well, I mean, I have a snare stand, I just don't like it. Do you reckon yours is nicer than mine? I like the way the adjusters are on the DW ones, is why I was thinking about switching.
snidegrrl
Mar. 21st, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about this one:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/DW-5300-Snare-Stand?sku=443454

but really I don't need a new one at all. I am just being silly.
snidegrrl
Mar. 21st, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Also - I'm going to need an explanation on how to work that Techlock thing. :)
badapples
Mar. 21st, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah that thing is weird. You basically pull the plastic black handle to one side to "unlock" it and the other to lock it.....and make further adjustments with a drumkey....though it should be about as tight as possible right now. Then you just swing it open with the little turn knob and fasten it around the metal loop on the bass drum....to get it tight enough you need to get the spring on the side closer to the knob. I don't know if that makes any sense, and if not, I can stop by with a face mask and show you how to fasten it on.
snidegrrl
Mar. 21st, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
I got the thing onto the metal loop on the bass drum, but there didn't seem to be a way to orient it that put the tom in the right place. I wanted to change the angle of the ... um ... doodad but that was the Techlock part. I was tired though I'll give another crack at it tonight.
jwiv
Mar. 21st, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
This is why I give a caution every time I recommend a DSLR to someone. Sure, the body and kit glass is only X, but then you get addicted to buying new glass and new toys to go with it and that way lies madness.
multiplexer
Mar. 21st, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
Gear begets Gear begets Gear. It is the circle of Gear life.
snidegrrl
Mar. 21st, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
If I manage to get rid of the Pearl Export, then I have a net loss!! Because one less tom!!!
vagal_nerve
Mar. 22nd, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
batumpt baumpt
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