Like many other churches, we put our drummer behind a drum shield. We all wanted to set her free, but couldn’t bear the loudness of the drums.
When my church went mobile for a short season, I wanted to simplify setup as much as possible. This meant ditching the drum shield and sound panels. The less to load in, the better.
Of course, the first thing I thought of was electronic drums…but, my drummer absolutely refused. And, I don’t blame her.
The only other option was to figure out how to make the drums quieter, so we purchased different drum sticks to try, and here is what we found.
To be honest, when I first saw the Lidwish Solutions sticks, I thought, “What the heck.” But, you never know until you try, so I ordered a pair.
When they came in, I was nervous to even show my drummer. I knew she’d give me that look…you know, the one people give you when you are acting crazy. But, she willingly decided to give them a shot - especially if it meant she wouldn’t have to play electronic drums.
There are other solutions to fix loud drums, but the Lidwish Solutions sticks enabled us to ditch the drum shield and stay away from electronic drums - both wins for us. The cons mentioned above seem minor in comparison to the pros, so we are happy with this solution.
We have only tried the Classic version of the Lidwish Solutions sticks as they are quieter than the 2.0 version. If you have used both and have some insight to offer, please drop it in the comments below.
The sticks come with a kick beater. We tried it, and not a fan. With every kick, it feels like it is going to break in half. And it is tough, if not impossible, to get consistent hits on the kick drum. But, they throw it in for free, so nothing to complain about.
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