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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby Frodo » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:38 pm

Q: What's the difference between a viola and lightning?

A: Neither are known for striking twice in the same place.
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby davedempsey » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:44 pm

Q: What's the similarity between the Beatles and the viola section of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra?

A: Neither has played together since 1970.
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby Frodo » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:00 pm

Q: What's the difference between a viola and a trampoline?

A: You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline.
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Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby MIDI Life Crisis » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:11 pm

A pianist, a violist, and a drummer walk into a bar and the bartender says: What is this? Some kind of a joke?
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby davedempsey » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:26 pm

A guy calls up a conductor and says, "I'd like to speak to your viola player." The conductor says, "Our viola player is dead." The guy hangs up.

Five minutes later, the conductor's phone rings again. "I'd like to speak to your viola player." The conductor again replies, "Our viola player is dead." The caller again hangs up.

Five minutes later, he calls back again. "I'd like to speak to your viola player". The conductor answers, "I told you, our viola player is dead. Why do you keep calling?".

"I like to hear it!"
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby Frodo » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:31 pm

Q: What do you call 120 violists at the bottom of the ocean?

A: A pretty good start.
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby mhschmieder » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:10 am

Back to the original topic:

Drummers break sticks like keyboardists break wind, so you can never go wrong by buying sticks for a drummer -- just be sure to know what they use (make, weight, type, wood, etc.).

In other words, if you DON'T know, it might end up an unappreciated gift. But if you can somehow find out, then this might be the best gift for a starving young musician, as they add up in cost rather quickly.
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby twistedtom » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:55 am

MIDI Life Crisis wrote:You laugh, but this will also be something that is very important when setting precise tempos, especially if you wNt to work in film, dance, or Cirque!

http://www.harpsetc.com/xcart/product.p ... t=4&page=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That is what is so funny, I know drummers that cannot stay on time. I have recorded people who play guitar or piano who are used to playing alone, they often have a hard time playing to a click track or even a drum track.
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby twistedtom » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:13 am

Perfect pitch is tossing an accordion into a dumpster and having it land on bagpipes.

Year’s back I had a neighbor who thought he was a drummer, as he owned a drum set. He would get drunk and stoned and late at night start playing really bad. I am not a drummer but I was better, I can at least hold a beat and stay in time. NOT THIS GUY! Rather than kill him I got him to buy a practice set and had a pro drummer friend show him a few things. After much encouragement to learn to play for real he finally went to the collage and after some time became a good drummer.
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby twistedtom » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:33 am

Teeshirts are always good.
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby twistedtom » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:38 am

Frodo wrote:
davedempsey wrote:
That's not long - had better find a single female drummer then.


Yay, Zildjian!!

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There was a drum set in that photo?

Dave here a a few good links.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5mhpeyVeT8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLe1IhzF4mc&feature=related
91 years old a bit old for me but.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYZkFOZoP-o&feature=related
Meytal Cohen, got to check her out.
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby Phil O » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:16 am

twistedtom wrote:There was a drum set in that photo?
Yeah, and if you look really hard, (Take your time,now. This could take a while.) there's a guitar amp in there somewhere, too.

Back to the original question. Hard to find, but makes a great gift for a drummer - there are both socket wrenches in the size of a drum key and drum keys that go into an electric drill. These are great for fast head removal. If your drummer already has one of these they're always getting misplaced. A spare would make a perfect gift.
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Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby MIDI Life Crisis » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:41 am

A socket wrench? Oh, I'd really love one of those as a gift. And a hammer - to show my appreciation.

j/k
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Re: Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby Frodo » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:26 am

Phil O wrote:
twistedtom wrote:There was a drum set in that photo?
Yeah, and if you look really hard, (Take your time,now. This could take a while.) there's a guitar amp in there somewhere, too.


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Gift ideas for a drummer?

Postby MIDI Life Crisis » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:33 am

Both.
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