Good to know that a crack isn't necessarily a death sentence for the drum (or the friendship). I guess the crack means the drum's structural integrity is reduced and it's more vulnerable to subsequent damage.That was part of the issue. He thought everything was fine because we couldn't identify where the crack sound came from, as in we couldn't see anything. I'll admit, it still sounds fine so he got lucky there, but that was a tense practice after that. Worst part was, I had told him on a few occasions not to do that again before he harms something. At least the cracking noise finally got him to stop and admit it's not good for it.
They are even more painful if well thrown. I played with a guy in junior high who could hit your finger at 10 feet with the stick. Bass player flipped him off and when he lower his hand the drummer zinged a 5A at him. Maybe it was a lucky throw but it drew blood on the tip of the bass players finger. Ahh, nothing like young rebellion.As I'm sure you all have experienced at one time or another, drumsticks hurt pretty good when smacked with one.
Why bust peoples' chops for a scenario that is very unlikely to happen, and is probably beyond the scope of the OP's intention, anyway. Silliness, I say! lol
Well, I've done it before, so I'm going to say yes, depending on the circumstances. I didn't get this poor by kissing ass, you know. (This is where I would normally insert a winking emoticon, but I don't want to be perceived as a drooling idiot...)Would you tell that person off if that person were in a position to further your employment?
Doubt it will ever happen at the venues I play. I will cross that bridge when I get to it and report back to you....... TerryIts one instance.
What if Madonna is playing the arena down the street and pops into the club after the show and sits in to play material girl, steps on your bass drum, then after the song she tells you with a smile "Nice groove drummer boy".
What are going to do really, tell her off?