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Old 08-14-2006, 11:42 AM
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Have you named your drum set?


I have heard of people naming cars, boats, guitars. I haven't named any of my drum sets. Have you?
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:28 PM
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I dont think that I have ever heard of anyone naming a drumset before.
A lot of drummers even back in the day usely didnt keep a kit long enough to give them names.
I know it's not like us were we will keep a drumset for years a lot of the famous drummers would burn thru them quick if they thought that there was a better one out there and also the sponsers will make new ones for them to showcase to other people.
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:55 PM
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Yes I did name my kit ! I call it my SILVERBULL.
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:39 PM
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I've named my new snare ... it's a Pacific solid maple with red stain finish, so it's Brenda, for Brenda Starr, the famous redhead cartoon character. The only other thing with a name is my double-bass pedal system, which among other things is called Bane as in Bane of My Existence!

Honestly, we had so much trouble coming up with a name for the band, that I just couldnt' face trying to name my instruments.
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Old 08-19-2006, 11:04 AM
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My drum kit is named Darla. $10 to whoever guesses why correctly.
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:43 PM
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Because it's your wife or sister, or girlfriend, or bestfriend or grandma or aunts name.
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:12 AM
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My drum kit is named Darla. $10 to whoever guesses why correctly.
The cutie from the Our Gang movies?
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:46 PM
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The only time I consciously named my drums was when I put together my first two Tempus snares, just to quickly differentiate between the two. For example, the emerald green glitter drum was dubbed (not surprisingly) "Emmie," and that kind of stuck. For me, the whole "name your drums" thing lost steam very quickly. It just doesn't occur to me to take a drum I've just built or purchased, and say, "I dub thee..."

I've only got one drum set, simply referred to as "the Ludwigs" (notwithstanding the one 10" Pearl tom I've added to them). However, most of my snare drums have developed very obvious nicknames, usually having to do with:

- manufacturer names; the "Manu Katche signature snare" from Yamaha was shortened to "The Manu;" an old Wurlitzer snare drum is known as "The Wurli," etc. Predictable stuff.

- shell materials: "the walnut," "the bubinga," "the copper," etc. This is by far the most common source of nicknames for my snare drums.

- occasionally, a nickname will develop out of something unique to that drum's development. One snare drum has become known to the drummer in my vibes trio and me, as the "Hot Tomato's snare," because right after I put it together, I brought it to a gig we played at a restaurant by that name. Another shell came from a now defunct company in Rochester, NY, yielding the obvious name of "the Rochester snare."
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:33 PM
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Sorry ladies, not there yet.
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:18 AM
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No, I never named my drum set and don't plan on doing so. With the beating I give it, I wouldn't want to get too attached to it anyway.

I think someone would only name their drum kit if they planned on talking to it as well. And honestly that's not really something I would do.
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