Why Buy Expensive Gear

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Why Buy Expensive Gear

As musicians, we spend an incredible amount of time with our instruments. They are our primary means of getting our particular voice communicated. Well-crafted instruments are essentially better tools for helping us do that. I bought my CD Maples kit 25 years ago and they still sound and look terrific. I have decades of music memories with them and have never stopped being blown away at how awesome they sound. And they made playing more enjoyable the entire time.

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Electronic Drums, Phineas Gage and The Golden Spike

Electronic Drums, Phineas Gage and The Golden Spike

So, the other day, I read this article that’s been circulating online about the iPhone and all of the products it has killed – maps, watches, cameras, newspapers, etc. You have probably seen this.

Getting Real

Getting Real

“That’s the common thread. Everyone I like strikes me as genuine. I don’t care if they agree or disagree with me, what their personal, social or political views are. I just want them to be their own person and not care what anyone else thinks, including me.”

The E-Harmony of Drums

The E-Harmony of Drums

I looked over at my daughter, smiled and said, “Do you have ANY interest in this at all?” “Well, the drums themselves, no,” she replied, “but it is interesting how all of the drums are different and you can describe the specific qualities of each of them. You are like E-Harmony for the drums.”

The Drum Shop Experience

The Drum Shop Experience

I haven’t been to all of our dealers.  I’ve been to DCP obviously, SoundPure, Fork’s Drum Closet, Vic’s Drum Shop, Boston Drum Center, Memphis Drum Shop & Columbus Percussion.   I’ve heard a lot about the others like Bentley’s, Drummer’s Hangout etc.  Every single one of these stores has a different vibe, set by the owners generally, but they all have one thing in common:  They create a really special experience for us as drummers.

One Drummer's Story

One Drummer's Story

For those that follow my blog postings, you know that they are essentially dispatches from a regular guy who loves the drums and got involved with Noble & Cooley to help the restore the brand to its past prominence, primarily because I am a fan of the brand.  As such, I get to have experiences I would never have otherwise.  That’s typically what I write about.  Recently, however, I heard about another drummer who is a fan of Noble and Cooley who has his own fascinating story and unique experiences because of his love of the brand

Why I like this industry

Why I like this industry

You could be standing next to Elvis because everyone is there, checking out tons of gear, nerding out on all things drumming, and, as the Burger Meister would say, there’s noise, noise, noise!! What’s not to like?

PROVIDING A WINDOW IN

PROVIDING A WINDOW IN

It’s been about 18 months since I started working with and advising Noble & Cooley.   It has been a fun and exciting ride so far and my expectation is it will only get more fun