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Help settle an arguement with my drummer and I

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by bogart, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. bogart


    Dec 11, 2003
    big bear, ca
    Can anyone answer this question- What is the purpose in using a Drum Riser? My drummer and I are not sure of the reason behind it. Thanks for your time!
  2. Mostly to get the drummer up higher so the audience can see him/her better. Makes things look a little more "professional". Also gives the other and members a platform to jump off of, and a place to set their drinks, tuners etc...
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
  4. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    And....it makes the drums sound better. It's like playing your bass rig on a hollow stage it will amplify the sound of the bass. For some reason a bass drum on a hollow risor also has the same effect.
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  5. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    The hollow stage would act as a resonance chamber - much the same way as the body of an acoustic instrument does.
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  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  7. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Gives you somewhere to secrete your chord charts thus making you look like you know what you are doing. Works for me.