I would figure that the cats passing through NYC on tour would be using their own kit or at least the endorsement kit that they are using for that tour which is basically theirsI love that he asks if they're the drummers or a rental.
I'm actually surprised how many guys answered they were indeed their own drums.
Yeah.I would figure that the cats passing through NYC on tour would be using their own kit or at least the endorsement kit that they are using for that tour which is basically theirs
and the one off Letterman gig cats playing for bands that are not native to the area will have something they got from SIR
ah ...good pointYeah.
Just most of the bands passing thru have other gigs where their real set is, and the TV appearance is just a rental from SIR. If Letterman is like Leno/Carson, taping is 5pm, and the bands often have a regular show later that night.
Granted, the rentals are almost always identical to the touring kit.
a guitar is easily carried anywhereI've often noticed that Letterman asks this question. Why's he so interested in the drummer's kit?
You never see him ask the guitar or bass player if they're playing their own instruments.
Some old host (Carson?) must have casually said something like "always compliment the drummer" and just caught him at the right moment in life and now he has to do it every time. Seems like he likes them too but he must be driven by something to ask that every time.He knows just how proud musicians typically are of their instruments. A true host, making his guests feel special...