My band has opened up for 2 different touring cover bands at a large local club in the past few months. Each time I had to use the other drummers kit to minimize changeover time, which is fine. Both drummers were talented players, with 1 thing in common. Both drummers muffled their drums to the point of sounding like boxes! 1 guy had red Evans hydraulic heads on his toms with multiple moon gels on each tom; the other guy had black Remo heads with studio muffle rings that were then taped onto the heads with multiple strips of gaffers tape. Both kits had emads with the larger foam ring AND blankets/pillows inside the drum. Is this just the easy, no fuss way to get drum sounds through a big PA? I've been playing through big sound systems for years, but never muffled my drums like this. I tune, and I'll use a moon gel if needed, and always got compliments on my micd drum sound. So what gives? I'm not trying to rant here, just don't understand the thought process on killing the sound of the drums just to mic them. Anyone else sit in on a kit and experience this?