A POLL: To Drum Shield or Not to Drum Shield

From over at the Tehilla Music Blog:

If you are a drummer like my friend Nate in this picture, you know that there are pitfalls to your instrument. Every church lady cringes when she walks in the room. Some times, you have to get there earlier and stay later than the rest of the worship band, and a sheet music might even be put in front of you. However, the most insulting thing (besides playing electronic kits) is when you are put in a glass cage.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

20 comments

  1. We need to ditch ours, out of fairness to The Kyle since he is on until we get another drummer in the mix. Caging him up might kill him.

  2. We need to ditch ours, out of fairness to The Kyle since he is on until we get another drummer in the mix. Caging him up might kill him.

  3. We need to ditch ours, out of fairness to The Kyle since he is on until we get another drummer in the mix. Caging him up might kill him.

  4. We need to ditch ours, out of fairness to The Kyle since he is on until we get another drummer in the mix. Caging him up might kill him.

  5. So, the Pope Mobile really is NOT a bad thing. It allows the drummer to play to the song and not try to “hold back” If it calls for fortissimo, than you can play loud…..since most churches run with avioms these days, you can hear what’s going on and not have to worry about your volume.
    I say, give praise to the cage. Because you can unleash unholy things in a holy place…hahahaha!

  6. So, the Pope Mobile really is NOT a bad thing. It allows the drummer to play to the song and not try to “hold back” If it calls for fortissimo, than you can play loud…..since most churches run with avioms these days, you can hear what’s going on and not have to worry about your volume.
    I say, give praise to the cage. Because you can unleash unholy things in a holy place…hahahaha!

  7. So, the Pope Mobile really is NOT a bad thing. It allows the drummer to play to the song and not try to “hold back” If it calls for fortissimo, than you can play loud…..since most churches run with avioms these days, you can hear what’s going on and not have to worry about your volume.
    I say, give praise to the cage. Because you can unleash unholy things in a holy place…hahahaha!

  8. So, the Pope Mobile really is NOT a bad thing. It allows the drummer to play to the song and not try to “hold back” If it calls for fortissimo, than you can play loud…..since most churches run with avioms these days, you can hear what’s going on and not have to worry about your volume.
    I say, give praise to the cage. Because you can unleash unholy things in a holy place…hahahaha!

  9. Preview of things to come, I wonder? Unfortunately my vote is no. I know the stage volume would go through the roof just so musicians could hear themselves.

  10. Preview of things to come, I wonder? Unfortunately my vote is no. I know the stage volume would go through the roof just so musicians could hear themselves.

  11. Preview of things to come, I wonder? Unfortunately my vote is no. I know the stage volume would go through the roof just so musicians could hear themselves.

  12. Preview of things to come, I wonder? Unfortunately my vote is no. I know the stage volume would go through the roof just so musicians could hear themselves.

  13. No shield.I’ve worked with bands both ways. Without a shield is definitely the best in our situation. Ambient sound is beautiful. When drums are miked properly and the drummer plays musically, to the room, for the style/feel of the song, the drums will sound great!

  14. No shield.I’ve worked with bands both ways. Without a shield is definitely the best in our situation. Ambient sound is beautiful. When drums are miked properly and the drummer plays musically, to the room, for the style/feel of the song, the drums will sound great!

  15. No shield.I’ve worked with bands both ways. Without a shield is definitely the best in our situation. Ambient sound is beautiful. When drums are miked properly and the drummer plays musically, to the room, for the style/feel of the song, the drums will sound great!

  16. No shield.I’ve worked with bands both ways. Without a shield is definitely the best in our situation. Ambient sound is beautiful. When drums are miked properly and the drummer plays musically, to the room, for the style/feel of the song, the drums will sound great!

  17. We just call it a “Display Case” – makes the drummer feel special.

  18. We just call it a “Display Case” – makes the drummer feel special.

  19. We just call it a “Display Case” – makes the drummer feel special.

  20. We just call it a “Display Case” – makes the drummer feel special.

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