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Spec me a Cowbell!

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by SidewinderINC, 8 Jul 2006.

  1. SidewinderINC

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    Right, with all the hugely knowledgeable (is that even a word) drummers around on the forums i thought i'd ask here.

    i need to buy my best mate / housemate a big present for his 21st birthday because i'm not gonna be there i'm going to a gig whilst he goes out and gets drunk. its a tough decision to make but i HAVE to see this band again!

    So, i want to buy him a cowbell because we both love the sound and he doesnt have one for his kit yet, he also doesnt have a china and he wants one but they're far too expensive :p

    So, can you guys spec me a top shelf cowbell :p
    and then whatever fixings he'll need to attach it.

    Cheers

    Matt

    EDIT - and i'm assuming the Paiste "PST 5 China 18in" isn't very good being only £67 compared to the sabian ones way over £100 and £200 in cases.
     
    Last edited: 8 Jul 2006
  2. SexyGreyFox

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    :D
    I'm smiling because our new drummer has bought a cowbell and I won't let him use it on anything.
     
  3. SidewinderINC

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    but cowbells are the best! for everything! ;)
     
  4. Carzy

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    I'm Bruce Dickinson, and when I put on my pants I can make gold records!

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  5. William

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  6. SidewinderINC

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    i'm happy to spend around £40 if its needed.

    and yes, i do have a fever ;)
     
  7. William

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    No it isn't really needed and it won't make a huge difference.

    Best would be to go to a percussion shop and try them all out and make a racket. Not to mention dance around like Will Ferrell.
     
  8. SexyGreyFox

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    I'm embarassed to say that around 79 I was playing in a cabaret band and I used to get a cowbell out and play along to Play That Funky Music, Dreadlock Holiday, Long Train Running and Why Did You Do That Thing To Me. I had the permed hair but not the beard.
     
  9. Scam

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    If you're in Hampshire you cant be too far from Drumwright. Get yourself down there and pick up this bad boy :p

    Or just chat to them, i'm sure they'll recommend something in your budget -- but i doubt you'd be able to get anything other than a splash for under £100.
     
  10. SidewinderINC

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    quite a mission i think, i can see the sea hampshire wise :p
     
  11. Dave

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    Get an LP Ridge Rider cowbell! I have a lil' ridge rider and it's fantastic - not too ringy and well dampened. (although I'm not sure you want it for the musicality!)

    The Pearl ones are great too - ADC drums (www.adcdrums.co.uk) do those kind of things with free delivery :)
     
  12. Hamish

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    "I could've used a little more cowbell!"

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  13. SidewinderINC

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    cheers dave, but we really DO want it for the musicality :p
     
  14. ElvisFan

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    Just play a sample of a Will Young record. His voice sounds like a jangling cowbell.
     
  15. Neoni

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    not even on alright now?
     
  16. SexyGreyFox

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    When I turned up for my audition 8 years ago I opened up my jacket and on my chest was an A4 paper saying "I don't do Alright Now or Summer Of 69".
     
  17. Neoni

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    why not?
     
  18. SexyGreyFox

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    When you've played the same songs over & over for decades then you'll know what I'm on about.
    At my next audition I will have 'I do not sing Whole Lotta Rosie or any ACDC'.
     
  19. hyper_piper45

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    That was annoying.
     
  20. I saw the Manics for a while back, when they started Slash and Burn there was a mighty shout of MORE COWBELL! from the audience :D