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View Poll Results: How Old Are You?
25 or under 5 3.14%
Between 25 and 40 38 23.90%
Between 40 and 55 69 43.40%
55 or older 47 29.56%
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:49 AM
MIKEY777 MIKEY777 is offline
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Iam going to be 52 next month..I have been on stage playing from the ago of 10-{1970}-.I still play everyday in my home studio going work. Over the years i have worked with who's who in music in other word's many of them.# 1 hit's and many top 10 songs..I also still play out about 4 times a week.I have been collecting and playing vintage drums from 1975.....Mikey

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Old 09-03-2012, 02:26 AM
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I hope everybody is becoming aware of why this is such a great/mostly mellow site.... lots of middle-aged guys! I'll bet good money that the drum forums where 'flaming each other' is par for the course, has a much higher membership in the under 25 range.

Many of us have been around long enough to have had most of the rough edges knocked off of us.

Keep em coming...

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Old 09-03-2012, 03:16 AM
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Im 27, been drummin 10 years now; started out on a ****ty Ludwig 'accent, then went to a vintage Rogers 72 and blue Ludwig vistalite, then a Gretsch catalina jazz, a Premier apk and now another vintage Rogers holiday late 60s.

Drum heroes- Hal Blaine, Dennis Wilson, Marky Ramone, Dusty Watson.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:02 AM
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Just voted. I'm 37, and feel old in the genre of music I play in (Grindcore) but quite young here!. I can't stand drum forums filled with younger people who go on about Travis Barker etc though, hence I like this forum and another popular UK one, too, which also has a slightly older demographic.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Purdie Shuffle View Post
I hope everybody is becoming aware of why this is such a great/mostly mellow site.... lots of middle-aged guys! I'll bet good money that the drum forums where 'flaming each other' is par for the course, has a much higher membership in the under 25 range.

Many of us have been around long enough to have had most of the rough edges knocked off of us.

Keep em coming...

John
John, you've hit the nail on the head. When I started this 'drumming' again I was looking for a more mature site, and lurked a number of sites for a few months. Look who won... I'm not saying the other sites are worthless... but I am saying that having lived 'the day' that the information here is much more consistent with what I remember (whatever that is at this point) and nobody tries to stick lit matches in your sandals if you ask something dumb... Plus, I've not been able to find intelligent conversations about vintage MIJ kits anywhere else. There may be some convo's about this going on, but I haven't found 'em.

I'll be 59 in November, and frankly having more fun playing now than I did as a kid... ain't wisdom fine!
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:02 AM
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john ware else can codgers like us hang
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:05 AM
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Yep Mr. Purdie senior citizen here first SS check this year and i get all my senior discounts at the movies and restaurants.... I have been doing this for a long long time....1966




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Old 09-03-2012, 09:08 AM
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Many of us here were playing vintage drum sets back when they were new. My first real set of drums was a used mid 50's Gretsch Charcoal and Cameo Coral Duco set. My first new set was a 1961 Rogers Holiday Black Diamond Pearl set with the snare drum on a Swivo mount off of the bass drum.

Break out your calculators, folks. I began playing drums in 1952 when I was nine years old.

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:14 AM
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Purdie,
Great thread. Pretty much what I would have expected. I will be 5-O this year. I bet the older demographic would be better represented if there was more computer literacy. More to the point, I bet there are a lot of older guys that would love this site if they had access.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:46 AM
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61 and still breathing.

*checks pulse*
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