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Monday, October 12, 2009

Electric Drums

Many drummers have given me their opinion of 'electric drums.' Some like them, some love them, some hate them.

I think they are awesome for one basic reason, volume control.

Unless you're playing a 'huge' venue, chances are that an acoustic drum kit, played 'hard,' will over-power the other instruments.

An electric kit allows the drummer to 'whale away' on the kit, while providing total volume control. This is extremely important to a band that is trying to 'make a living' doing gigs in bars.

If your band is just 'playing for fun,' bring out the full-kit and let it roll. Just don't expect to get too many 'call backs.'