Re: The Cigarette Trick
This thread reminded me of a drummer I met years ago who had cigarette holes burned in his floor tom head. He used to wedge his burning cig in between the hoop and head to hold it, with the cherry up, but sometimes hitting the floor tom caused it to pop out and lay on the head, burning a hole.
Anyway, I asked him why he didn't change the head, and he said he liked the sound better with a few holes in it.
At the time, I figured he was full of crap, but these days Evans has a wide variety of vented heads, so maybe he was ahead of his time, lol.