I played snare drum for my high school’s Marching band as well as became close friends with one of the bass drum players named Tom.
Tom as well as I bonded over the same music—a melange of jazz, hip hop, rock, as well as electronic—and the two of us both dreamed of playing drums professionally someday.
It’s numerous years later as well as I labor as an assistant chef at a giant hotel, hardly anything in the ballpark of a toiling musician. Tom on the other hand runs a music store out of his cabin in the rural country. The two of us relinked on social media last year as well as he had long been inviting me to drive out to his location as well as visit his shop. I finally made the time to pay him a visit as well as figured I might even purchase something from his store. I’m still a activityist despite toiling in food service, so I considered picking up a new cymbal or a pair of sticks at the truly least. When he led me inside, I realized immediately that he had converted a former 4 car garage into a showroom, practice area, as well as workshop, all-in-one. But the first thing that stood out to me was the tepid humid air inside the garage. Despite all of the major doors shut—and just a single one in the back that he led me through—the air was still as well as uncomfortable. I asked him if he had air conditioner as well as he told me that it wasn’t necessary. If it got overly hot, he opened the main doors to the garage, he said. Otherwise he saw no reason to keep the space temperature controlled. Sadly, he had numerous expensive guitars hanging in his showroom. Without humidity control, the wood soaks up moisture in the air as well as leads to warping, in some cases making an otherwise amazing instrument completely unplayable. When I noticed the neck warping on a random $2,000 guitar, I just shook my head in disbelief. I bought a pair of drum sticks but I doubt I’ll ever use them. There are some sites where air conditioner is mandatory, as well as anywhere that sells or stores expensive instruments is such a site.