Hello TB, I have a question for all you gigging bass players.
I am currently in a 3 piece original alt rock band. Or drummer
is a monster not only in his playing but his drums as well.
Here is a picture of his current "small" acoustic set.
Anyway, I am really into the whole "live" experience of being
in a rock band. One of the things that makes it so good for me
is an acoustic drum kit (the looks and sound).
Last night at band practice the drummer had his older electronic
kit set up (in sounds and plays like crap IMO) and told us that
he was going to be buying a new electronic kit and using it
exclusively at gigs because he is sick of lugging around his
acoustic set (otherwise known as the Death Star).
I told him and the guitar player that if that was the case that
I would be leaving the band because I do not want to play in a
band ,especially live, with a an electronic kit. I explained that to
me there is a certain "MOJO" a real drum kit brings to the live
rock band experience. I feel pretty strong about adhering to
a certain rock ethos that does not include digitizing our band.
It's cool if he wants to be in a band like that but I don't.
OK i get that he doesn't want to drag around the Death Star
so I suggested that he size his kit down. The response I got
was "no way" I then asked why. He said because he needed
all the drums. I asked how many pieces the electric kit he was
thinking of buying was and he told me 6. 6 is half the size of
his current set so at that point I was like whatever. I was told
to stop being a dick.
So what do you guys feel about electronic drums and am I being
a dick for not wanting to play in a live band with them?