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Go with the Flow by Cataclysm-X Go with the Flow by Cataclysm-X
Here's my new baby in the flesh. Or... metal, plastic materialish...

Say hi to Dave! Isn't he beauuutiful? :flirty:
Girlie shoes not included. They were mine already. C:

I'm hitting on Dave. :eyes:

I first wanted to call him Nicko (drummer from Iron Maiden, plus "Nic & Nicko" makes a perfect duo xD ) but I kept calling him Dave (probably after Dave Grohl) when I was putting him together.


Ten years ago I bought my first drumset, a blue acoustic Pearl called "Larsie". Until recently I never realized that I've been a drummer for almost 10 years. November will be my 10th anniversary.
(That's right people. I went music crazy before I went art crazy!)

Anyhoo, yesterday I bought this beautiful electronic drumset (Roland TD-9KX) with a few extras. I included an awesome twin-pedal since my inner metal/jazz drummer was screaming for a double bass, and I'm using a bass amplifier for more p0wnsomeness. My neighbours will not be pleased.

I can play Metallica, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden all over again. :eager: Good old days!


I wanna thank you for your AMAZING support about my art/music decision!!!!! I was afraid people would be disappointed, but you proved me wrong. :heart:

Feel free to make some suggestions which songs I could try! I can play any genre, style and song :) I'll try to record some of it for youuuuu, and might upload some recordings at YouTube or Facebook once I got fully used to this set.

I'm off to drawing and drumming again!!! New Elvis and Supernatural updates soon!!! Adrenaline rush!!! Woohoo!!!
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arfgard Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
Yeah, 1st 2-bass drumset was Louie Belson's : Ma dad played with him often !  ; how do you  like electronic sets, Ive not to date played one (many a time on someone else's old, raggety-ass set for recordings / gigs) as I'm not really a drummer, but one must do what one must do at times to save the show / project, lol !!      Bonk 
juju60983cameo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
nice chucks......
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
juju60983cameo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
ur welcom
juju60983cameo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
yigitaral Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Double cross !!!!WOW...
TripleXMooie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice kit dude im just about to buy my Roland td20k :)
WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow I'd love to hear you play, do you have a you tube link or do you play in a band?
lol I was thinking Travis as in "travis barker" =D
BigCarrot Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
blefjdsajbhfydsb I'm going to attack you with comments and faves if you don't mind xD

I'd like to see ya play some Of Mice & Men songs, or maybe something by Bullet For My Valentine, or Time Is Running Out by Muse cuz I like da song x//3
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lol sure! Whatever you want :lol:

I actually like to play Jazz and (prog) rock. And Muse. And Metallica...
Did you know the first person who actually used a double bass pedal was a jazz drummer? :) I have always found that a curious little fact!
BigCarrot Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The More You Know! :iconbigmeowplz:
Bea81 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Oooh! I want this!
Neluu-ha Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Writer
... and I have the same set :) Amazing for an electronic one, I didn't think a TD-9KX could be that precise. It's not perfect, but... not that bad for electronic drums.
Nevermind, we share the same passions, it's cool :)
TheEnvoy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Photographer
bradels23 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:O you play drums? that so hot! :D
FromPressure Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Roland? I have Roland TD-3 <'3 I love drums ! :D
ensignpulverize Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
THe Cars just put a new album out. You could play that on your Electric Drum Kit. :laughing:

Do you ever play Rush? How about a little YYZ ? :D
NicJamesPanda Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ernie83metal Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicko would of been a hell of an awesome name C"
Mikayna Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I love all of your work, you are one of the most talented artists I've seen so far. Awesome tastes. Haha, using the same headphones right at the moment.
Yazkamaniac Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You Madam, are officially the coolest lady in the whole World in my point of view. Outstanding artwork and awesome choices for music! :D

I've played drums for a year and a half now, but I've been interested in playing and music for over a decade too. My first love in music was Iron Maiden, but with my growing interest towards the many aspects of drumming I've found myself being crazy for the legends such as Metallica, Dream Theater, Nirvana & other Grunge-bands but also for something out of my ordinary rock/heavy/metal-range. Jazz and reggae are under my research nowadays, hopefully I'm soon able to purchase a new drumkit.

Keep up these awesome forms of self-expression, I'll stay tuned for more if u don't mind. :)

Pr0tegE Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome taste! :D
Dream Theater and Iron Maiden <3 (haha, they even toured together, i went to that tour! :D )
DarkxNight Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Sweet set!
Moll1S Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
You could try The Dance of Eternity for starters :)
Nanakonomidori Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Not the same as acoustic but hey! Cool! And a double Bass pedal too :P

You can play Bit-Crash by Girugamesh if U like
but now hold on I HAVE to play it
hmm xD
LcBarbosa Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Noooooooooooooooooooo, I want one. Here in Brazil is very expensive, I can't buy for less then $1500 (converting to our money is something like R$3.000)

I have an acoustic one, but whenever I play, someone complains that I'm making too much noises, so I wanted to seel it to buy an eletronic one!

"I have now reached a whole new level of jealous!!!!!"
boke-chan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never noticed this before but Dave has double-bass pedals, I have now reached a whole new level of jealous!!!!!
NOOSBORN Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Well, there's a bunch of songs you could play, I'm planning to buy a drum machine that also integral to rest from work
with drawings and everything, but do not know if this is a good choice if you can give me an opinion. Well, Dream Theater, Metallica, Iron Maiden, certainly has enough cool stuff to play, but if you could make your playing a clip for "I Disappear " Metallica would be very cool! Hugs and success Nelicion!
BorderlineCreep99 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i have to get one of those my neighbors are getting piiiiiiissed :D
Focus1983 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love it! Roland rules!! :D
neverdeadnoralive Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesomeness, and music was my first choice too, before photography or drawing. I was thinking that i can play every instrument in a band, well, except drums. i just started to learn. One man band, here i come:))

happy drumming :turbopoke:
feldrand Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Irio Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
so happy to meet another female drummer!! do you have a band so we can listen to you?
for a suggestion, try the thin lizzy tracks to play on drums, they truly are a lot of fun to play! and it would be a good gift for gary moore ;)
RatsLover Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Wow! Have fun with Dave!
BTW what is the model name of your first drumset - Larsie?
EarthCrosser12117 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
A female drummer !! That's so awesome ! :D
Funny, 'cause I started drums a few months ago and also bought an electronic drumset :) Not as sophisticated as yours, though...
The other funny thing is, this January is my 10th birthday as a musician, too :) I play electric guitar !
I hope you'll have a lot of fun with your new drumset ^^
ScorchedTruth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I have a mahogany acoustic Pearl :la:
scarletwave Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
rofl. That's my husband's name. I hope you like Brits. XDD


HE, pauseforeffect

Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL. Seriously?? xD

Oh and Yes I do :lol: well, some of them anyway, not all Brits!

Muse, for instance... :love:
scarletwave Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
omggggggg yessssssssss

wanna come to mah 23rd b-day par-tay?!?! :eager:
scarletwave Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Would that I could have!! How WAS it? I thought of you all day yesterday!! YAY NIC!!

I :iconlovewhiteplz: you sooo much!

jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Nice to meet you, you can call me jack. Back in the "old" days, I was the "hammer'........tell Dave to shine onward!!
jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
I was a progressive, metal fusion drumer for 25 years, so I must fav this. I had blond maple double bass Ludwig Octoplus and 8 Tama Ocobans, that and my 14 zildjians, Paiste Gong, wood blocks, chimes, and anything else I could fit on my riser. It took 13 mics to mic my kit and 8 hours for my guy to set it up, but after all the work was done.....I must admit, I did some rockin'....very cool it was and I made No $$ but wouldnt trade the life style forthe world......I retired in 1980, but now my eldest son has taken my place, all formally trained and has my handspeed and my footspeed..he does indeed, Rock!!
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That is SO awesome. And thank you so much for stopping by my gallery :) it's an honour to meet someone as talented as you are. The drumset you used to play sounds like a beauty. I bet it must have been a fantastic experience to play on a giant instrument like that, and know how to play it too.

Great to hear music is running in the family :) does your son play in any specific band?
jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
It was great fun! 20 drums, plus what I already told you. It was,indeed, a montrous trip! My son plays for a few bands, he's is in demand......Even I still get offers, but my recent heart attack and strokes are keeping me quiet. At least for :-)Thanks for returning my comment brother drummer....jss
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh! brother drummer? I'm a girl, so that would make me sister drummer I guess.. :)

That must be hard, not being able to play because of your health issues. It's amazing you got to channel your creativity in a different way :nod: with those fantastic sculptures you make.
Health is the reason why I had to quit playing for about 8 years as well, until recently anyway. I still can't play as much as I used to because my health is weak, but it feels good to hold a pair of drumsticks again and play a couple of tunes a few times a week. I truly missed that.
jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
I'm so sorry. From the picture on your account, I assumed you were male. My sincere apology.......thanks for being a friend, sister....:-) jss (jack)
FacesOfRuin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice!! :-) drumming <3 yeaaah
Anonymonkey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
... electric? That seems like the actual act of drumming would hurt the sensors if you hit them too hard.... Tho MUCH more space-efficient.

It's exciting!!! I'm trying to think of a song that is really drumming-awesome-filled to suggest but I can't right now... haha. I hope Dave's treating you well!!!!
DiagnosticGenius Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Yea, another female drummer!! :hug:
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