Re: Drum riser idea
A riser built with 2 gallon buckets would be about 10" tall, which is just about right. Using 3.5 gallon buckets would make the riser around 13" tall, which isn't too bad, either. 3.5 gallon buckets, for some reason, are way more expensive than 2 or 5 gallon buckets, so that's probably the way I'll go.
It'll won't quite bring me to head level with the rest of the band, but it will give me a little more height, at least so that I'm up a little higher than a sitting crowd at a gig without a stage.