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Old 06-09-2018, 08:31 PM
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I realize my taste is different than most but I really dig it. What do you guys think? I'm considering investing in some professional pictures for marketing purposes, but I'd like to know if most find this appealing...



Personally I'd love to have a jam room with all matching gear, including the PA speakers!
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:38 PM
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I think coordinated graphics work if the band also dresses alike, a la many groups in the '60s. But with an extreme wrap like that, I feel it's over the top anyway.

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Old 06-10-2018, 04:32 PM
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Just the drums are enough. Maybe if the colors were solid black, etc....just too much "graphics" with instruments and speakers. Kind of reminds me of older "cougar" women who have leopard skinned "everything" right down to the carpet.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:28 PM
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Pretty darn cool in the dorkiest way possible. I hate that I love it.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:43 PM
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JMO, if you removed the black, I think I'd like that better.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:57 PM
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If you love it, then my opinion doesn't matter. It does look cool. But lately I've done a lot of gigs where being subdued is better. Looking wild has it's place, but that would be a little outside if you were hired for a wedding. So I've been getting sorta conservative in my finish tastes as I get older.
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Only with patent leather shoes to match.
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Yes for an 80's tribute act, no for a wedding band. But hey, you've committed to the look, rock it your way.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:58 PM
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I'm of the belief that a person's personal aesthetic taste is up to them, no one else, and that if it makes you happy, then who cares what anyone else thinks, right?

As for your setup there, it's not something I'd personally choose for myself, but I kind of dig it.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:12 PM
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I realize my taste is different than most but I really dig it. What do you guys think? I'm considering investing in some professional pictures for marketing purposes, but I'd like to know if most find this appealing...
Good.... if you're marketing to yourself.

A little over the top if they're going to be marketing pictures for displaying your wraps to the general public.
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Only with patent leather shoes to match.
Uh...white patent leather only with matching belt.

Here's the problem You should do whatever fits the motif you're looking to display. But...and it is a BIG but.....the majority of people choose whatever they're buying, or the service (including hiring bands) first by the look. Many would look at your stuff if you "went all the way" with it and say Wow! that's different. Sure attracts a lot of attention. However take into consideration that it's novelty and novelty wears thin after a while. Then what? Re-covering everything at extra cost? My advice is let the drums speak for themselves and look like the jewel in a crown. In plain English (since it's the only language I know) let the guitar guys amps be what the guitarists want them to look like and same for the PA system. THEN....YOU stand out. Oh....you better be able to play as good as you look. JW
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As long as you like it, who cares...right?

(Coming from a guy who used to own a Super Mario drum set.)
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I would say if this wrap suits the image and style of music you want to represent, go ahead.
Not only wrapping the drums but the (bass) guitar and combos as well is taking it a step too far for my taste but if you like, who am I to judge?
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Hey , if you dig it, then yeah - diggity!

Me? I find it scary.
Just the drums please, not the amps too. Too much.
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How do you post pictures this site is not friendly in that regard file sizes uploading and what not!!!! 😖👶
The finish is ok for the drums only, not the rigs, unless your van shag and drapes are matching.
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Sorry, but I do not care for it. Peace and goodwill.
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Just the drums are enough. Maybe if the colors were solid black, etc....just too much "graphics" with instruments and speakers. Kind of reminds me of older "cougar" women who have leopard skinned "everything" right down to the carpet.
Is that a euphemism?
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Is that a euphemism?
I think that would be an analogy?
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I think that would be an analogy?
As long as it's bleached.
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Ha ha... some interesting feedback in this thread. :)

Some very valuable feedback too. Thank you!

We'll have to see where this goes.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:13 PM
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THAT set needs to be inserted somewhere in a Will Ferrell movie
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:28 PM
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How did you get Dr Krieger's drum set?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMDmN70Uui4
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:39 PM
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I think this would work for some over-the-top 80's cover band like a Metal Head or Steel Panther type group ...maybe a ZZ Top cover band.

It's a bit of a campy look but if that's what you're going for then it really works.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:24 PM
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Personally I really like it, but I could see how some wouldn't I guess
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:43 PM
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Matching gear can be cool, but I don't think it's the right look for most acts. Even the ones where it would make sense, it takes a certain combination of personality and vibe to pull it off.

That being said, that picture... Just no. Athestically, that wrap just isn't pleasing. I get bowling alley vibes.

It looks ok on the pickgaurd, almost like a tortoise shell. Covering the speaker grill just looks straight up terrible. Either get the fabric printed to match, do the control panel, or cover the tolex.
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