I am going to start today’s blog by once again thanking Stuart at Paradiddles Drum Shop. While I am sure a lot of you have had similar positive experiences from your own local shop various shops online and to be completely honest I absolutely loved my old shop (unfortunately closed at the beginning of the year) I was really struggling to get the Taye toms I wanted. As I already have posted on some of the troubles I went through I am pleased to say that yesterday I received my Toms – not even six days after I ordered them from Stuart. As I said to him – “Thanks for doing what others couldn’t do in a month” and in the end was the cheapest price of all including shipping and all other costs – almost as cheap as the first quote with out any shipping costs.
Now I am sure a lot of you play or have played on all sizes of drums but I have to say I was a little shocked when I opened the box containing the 18″ Floor Tom – It looked massive and for a moment I thought to myself “did they mess up and ship me a bass drum?” Of course they didn’t and once I found the legs I set it up and started to get use to it. For the drums themselves I am done for quite a while with now having a seven piece kit – 20″ Bass, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18″ Toms, and 14″ Snare. Of course with the drums now set up, I laugh to myself as I see how bare it looks without all the cymbals I have also been looking to buy (not anytime soon).
I still have some work to do to get them sounding the way I want and I will use the factory skins for now as I’m going to replace all the Toms at once. I am on my way to be the “World’s Okayest Drummer”