No worries. Just proves my point how a persons mindset can have an affect either wayTDM said:Manicoti,
I don't want this to turn into an anti-Tempus thread, but of the kits I rotate, the only one I found that affected my paying is a Tempus, and thus I rarely use it now. This speaks to the fact that the energy surrounding a kit can influence the player. As pretty much everyone at DFO knows, Paul Mason ripped me off on a custom Tempus order. The resulting drums arrived incomplete and have a bunch of flaws that Mason refused to (or was incapable of) repairing. Once I fixed the drums up, the end result sounds good, but I don't trust the kit for various reasons. Plus, there's the fact that every time that kit is on my bandstand, it brings bad memories. So, other than my Tempus kit, I don't find my other kits affect my playing in negative ways. My kits all set up almost identically so I don't find much change going from one to another.