Gold Supporting Member
- Jan 23, 2020
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Of course every drummer should always get their drums with the finish they want. But many, if not most drumsets will be played on stages and will be illuminated with stage lights. In this performance situation the drumset is almost always the centerpiece of the band's stage setup, and from a showmanship standpoint it makes the most sense to have the drums finished in a way that will produce more "razzle-dazzle" for the audience. After all, even a small stage in East Podunk is still show biz.What if you were playing in a "pit" and not visible to the audience? Or, what if you only worked in studios, never in front of a live audience?
For me personally, even if I was buying a drumset that would only ever be used in a pit orchestra I would still get it with a wrapped finish because I like them the most. To me, from 20 feet away even a beautifully-finished exotic wood drum tends to look more like a cup of coffee and less like the most exciting musical instrument on Earth, which after all, is what drums are.