Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
In terms of the extra step, believe me, I'm all for streamlining the process of using drums. But, sometimes extra steps are required. I'd love to do my gigs with kick, snare and hat, but I usually need a tom or two. Or three. And a perfect crash/ride would be nice & easy, but it usually serves the music better to have a dedicated ride, and at least one dedicated crash. I don't think any serious working drummer can afford to balk at having to set-up an extra stand or attach an extra tom.Elvis said:I suppose my statement was a bit overboard, as I do agree with you, but my point was that the muffling process is an extra step and I think, more often than not, the average drummer eventually finds that running their drums wide open will get the job done.
As such, I don't view muffling as an extra effort, any more than tuning or changing heads should be considered an effort. It's all part of the 'cost' of doing business as a drummer.
If we wanted it easy, we'd be singers instead.