Everybody enter the post holiday pool? You know, the one you make with all your family or friends to see who guesses correctly as to which house will have their Christmas lights up the longest. Those that keep them up all year long are exempt. They are in a laziness class all by themselves! Join in on the latest in blame fun…
My son wanted these upgrade drum pads for his Guitar Hero drum set. They were some obscure after-market items that had to be bought online and they cost damn near as much as the drum set itself. I thought…”No big deal, you just pop out the original and pop in the new ones.”
You have to open up the drum set. All 17,000 screws with special 13 sided hex wrench shapes like animals. Yes…it requires a tool not invented. Yes, adapting one of my 42 alan wrenches I do have nearly stripped most of the screws. Yes, I feared getting down to the last one only to have it strip and force me to bring in the chain saw. No, I’m not even going to admit that the wifey-poo did most of them because I was too inept to be trusted in attempting for fear of stripping them.
Once the patients internal organs were exposed, then it called for taking each drum pad and tracing the electronic wiring back to it’s tiny little motherboard or electronics. We had to cut the wiring seals that held down the wiring while making sure we didn’t cut the actual wires.
Finally, we had to unplug and replace the wiring with the new ones. I really hadn’t signed up to do an all-day surgery on this drum set. I don’t do surgeries for a reason: patients die!
The things I have to go through as a parent in the name of simulated musical entertainment…