Yup all the time, very blessed to have what I do!
Larry, yes, I do lovingly stare at my bass rig (two basses hanging on the wall with my amp underneath) as well as my guitar rig (similar to the bass area of my music room). My keyboard setup or the sound/recording stuff not so much. To me they are cold electronic things unlike the woodwork like drums and guitars.I sometimes just sit and stare at all my toys and I feel so contented that I have everything my little heart desires. Oh heck yeah, I know the feeling. I mean I wonder if bass players stare at their rig like I stare at my kits? Does a keybpoard player stare at his keys? Real acoustic drums are gorgeous looking to me.
For me personally, it is never about how beautiful my drums look. I love to stare at the whole set up: the drums the cymbals, the hardware, the whole vibe. If I had scratched up drums, patina-laden cymbals, etc. I would still look at them the same way with pride. They still help you create sounds ranging from delicate to thunderous no matter what they look like.Me too. You guys are lucky to have a beautiful kit. Mine is all scratched up and road worn.
All the time... Often in the morning when have to go to work, just stick my head in the studio thinking... Can't wait to get home a play these puppies... Or at around midnight, look at the drums and cymbals, thinking, is it too late to start practicing now (and wake everyone up)?And think to yourself 'Man, I sure am lucky to have such a nice instrument to own & play.'
This happened to me today while tuning and cleaning my kit. Just kinda stood back, stared, and then realized I had a goofy grin on my face.