Friday, December 17, 2004

Earthtone, I take it all back...

I sit down to play last night and was amazed. I don't know what happened, but I am completely sold on the heads now. It appears that the 72 hour "settling" period is no joke. Three days later, those things sound incredible. But it is not just the sound... they feel so good to play on, and they do not have that plastic "wap" stick attack that I hate so much. On the one hand, I am absolutely thrilled. On the other, though, this is no good at all. These four drumheads cost $100. Their plastic equivalent can be had for less than half that. And I know that I am going to jump off the cliff and put these on the other sides of all my drums as well! Let's figure that up real quick like, shall we:

small kit:

8" tom = $18.99

10" tom = $19.99

12" tom = $24.99

12" snare = $24.99

18" bass = $44.99

large kit:

12" tom = $24.99

13" tom = $26.99

16" tom = $39.99

14" snare = $29.99

22" bass = $59.99

Total = $315.90

Keep in mind, that is only for one side of each drum. Outfitting the resonant sides as well pushes us to $631.80.


Now, to put that in perspective, my small drumkit was $350 new, and my large kit was $400 used. Remember also, that each of those heads will need replacing eventually, too. Lordy! what have I begun?!!

[Listening to: Public Pervert - Interpol - Antics]

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