It all started with the pair of timpani my wife and I rescued from a middle-school dumpster a year ago. I’ve been playing those, off and on, down in our basement, not letting my lack of knowledge about kettle drums stop me. But long, long ago, in my high school band in a galaxy somewhere far away, I put aside the clarinet one year to play snare drum in the marching band. I’ve long hankered to pick up the sticks again.
Well, it’s happened. The need for a respite after finishing work on my monster book project, combined with the local drum store having a closing sale, led me to a practice pad. And in the way of all gateway drugs, that led to… a full drum kit—a Pyle PTED06 electronic tabletop kit, to be precise. Sometimes you’ve just got to have fun. And I’ve been having a ball. It’s great for the mind and the soul.
Let’s let the video speak for me. I present… The Star Rigger Drum Lab!
Yuh, all the drum sounds are by me.