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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

    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

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    +1!
     
  4. RicPlaya

    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

    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
    +2
     
  7. CS

    CS

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