The sound in my band's rehearsal space is pretty poor, since it is a furnished basement, and we need to fit the instruments in among the furniture. Due to our setup, the kick drum is almost inaudible; it is muffled by the furniture around the drum set. I recently discovered that I have subconsciously adapted to the lack of audible kick drum by focusing almost entirely on the snare (and to a lesser degree, toms) and use them as my reference point instead of the kick. Now, when my band plays live shows, having the kick be audible makes it even easier to lock in. Does anyone else have a similar experience?