As I wrote the title of this post just there, it occurred to me that I’ve never given my drums a name. Weird right? I’ve been playing for over half my life (got my first drums at the ripe ol’ age of 14, so it’s been nearly 20 years now), and I’ve never given a name to my drums.
Anyway, I went through the process of putting new drum heads on them about a month ago. For those that don’t know, the head is the thing you smash with the drumsticks. Depending on the type of head, you get a different sound. There’s hundreds of different varieties. For the technical drummers that may be reading, I went from a coated Ambassador to a Clear Evans 360 on all my toms.
That process, along with doing a full tuning of everything, reinvigorated me to want to play a lot more, which is awesome. I go through these phases where I want to give it all up and stop playing. And then something happens and I’m in love with being a drummer again.
Anywho, here’s some photos that I took after that re-heading of everything for your viewing pleasure. Click to enlarge any of ’em.
They’ve served me well over the last couple years since I bought these particular Pearl drums, that’s for sure.
It also occurred to me, just now, that you may have no idea what I look like whilst playing said drums. So here’s me in all my drumming glory: headband, wrist bands, and drummer headphones: