Do You Anthropomorphize Your Drums?

Fritz Frigursson

Senior Member
Take all your drums and cymbals to group therapy, have them sit in a circle with a ball that you pass to the item that is allowed to speak and all that. Tell us how it goes and what you agree on please (like "on Mondays the drums get to hit the drummer").
the floor tom says it feels violated after every session, the snare accuses me of domestic violence, kick drum also, the 18” A medium thin is now suing for me for defamation because i once said it sounds like crap...

i don’t think this was a good idea lads, i think i need a new kit that doesn’t complain


Platinum Member
No. I can't even stand when people anthropomorphize cats and dogs. I talked to my cat and dog about it and they agree with me some people are crazy. I use to talk to my first junker car trying to cajole it to start or not die on me.


Platinum Member
I remember my childhood neighbors dog was named"Dammit". I just loved to hear her yelling at the top of her lungs. 'Come here Dammit'-whistling' 'hear boy'. I don't think they were the anthropomorphizing type. If I name anything now it's usually something vulgar or pornographic because just such an influence and I'm at a point my filters don't work as well or I just don't give a crap anymore.

Darth Vater

Senior Member
Nah, I appreciate the craftsmanship, quality, and sound but I don't name them. That doesn't mean I don't give them an admiring glance on occasion.


Well-known member
Yes. I call them "mine". :)

Oddly, my basses have names, but it took years and situations to make that happen... maybe I just need more time with my drums.
Oh, well... :D