Originally Posted by dunkerton12
In short, it's about what sound the drummer wants-period.
Most often, it's about the sound that the artist or producer wants.
Only a handfull of drummers are known for their sound, and that's usually in a limited context (Bonham with Led Zep, or Bev Bevan with classic E.L.O. for example.) But the majority of pros aren't
known for a specific drum sound. The artist or producer dictates how their drums will sound on a track.