Nope.Why do we get so excited when a drummer changes a product company? Is it the same way with the guitarists, keyboard players, trumpet players?
Are we so lost in the sea of marketing that we live through the players we admire and some of us even call our idols? If we use products they use are we instantly gonna be like them if not better?
I think the examples you gave are context dependant. To reference the brand & model of drum in the context of an appropriate finish for that drum, I think is just fine, but to constantly push the brand & model of drum into a conversation where that fact is irrelevant, yes, that's mostly bragging.Why are we bragging so much?
That's an interesting point and I agree with you a 100%. We all have different understanding of what success is.The "association with success" affect (in all it's forms) is super well documented as being a powerful marketing tool. Even those who think they're not affected by it, usually are to some extent.
As for over descriptive blurb, that's mostly a product of manufacturer's constant scramble for differentiation in a sea of product that's increasingly homogenised by chasing the lowest possible production cost/method.
As someone who was a guitar player for 30 years before taking up drums, I find this topic fascinating.Why do we get so excited when a drummer changes a product company? Is it the same way with the guitarists, keyboard players, trumpet players?