Originally Posted by Mrcoffee
Did you ever notice that when you sit behind your drum, it can sound really bad at times even with new heads on - espescially my 12" tom that I hate sooooo much sometimes - and then, someone else sits behind it and I stand in front... or even go upstairs... the person on the drums go boom boom boom boom... and you find it sounds huge and great? I think that the sound is really different when you're behind from when you're in front... Must be the projection or something... Any thoughts?
The drums (especially the bass) sound a little richer from the spectators view. But they should get dialed in just fine from the drivers seat. My 12" on all 3 DW kits sound killer from the driver's seat. Check the suspension system, you may be getting weird pressure on a tension rod making the top head wonky.