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but they are fun.
no! Some mates of mine just bought one- the cymbals are wack, but the snare is very useable, and with a bit of tuning the tom, side and kick are perfect for recording
sweet. i thought the biggest problem would be the kick and cymbals.
are cymbals completely shit?
utterly useless...yeah...snare more than makes up for that-
is this a budget thing?
Cheap shells can still be pretty usable though, esp if you put new heads on them.
the toms usually sound absolute shite, even with tuning, theyre just too small, the kicks sound weak and boxy. I guess you could put effects on it for recording but live they sound poop.
There is some interesting stuff about drums on this site...answered a lot of questions I have regarding why sixties drumming sounds so much better than what you get now...I think much of this would apply to the toy kits. If you don't damp the life out of them, and make sure you mic them at a distance, rather than close miking everything, you should find them quite useable
the drummer uses one in this band. listen to 'setting sail in april'.
plus i like the idea of a little drum kit. i guess seeing scout nibbletts dinky gold one, makes them appealing.
you can make any kit sound good with decent heads and tuning. as has been said, steer clear of those cymbals though, that's a place you have to spend money.
i recently bought a new cheap yamaha and it sounded wank until i changed all the heads and tuned it.
even on junior kits though you can crank the hell out of the little snare for one hell of a crack, just experiment with tuning and it'll be fine
the sound will be shit unless you hand over an extortionate amount of money. i am convinced that this is all a ploy to keep drummers like me poor and prevent the rise of the drummers to form world government. or not. buy it cos its fun.
again. cost though.
I had a Hip Gig for about two years. I only sold it yesterday but with reluctance. It was a great little kit, however it did take a while to tune well but once done it sounded brilliant, especially considering the size of the kit. I had a set of Zildjian A Mastersound hats, two A Custom Projection crashes, an A Custom splash and a K Ride on it.