Originally Posted by ST.
In effect tuning the song to the drums-- that sounds like a better approach to me.
Didn't Fleetwood Mac re-key a song to fit the drums better (EDIT) on the Rumours album?
Well, knowning my drums (sizes and skins), I know what I can achieve with different tunings.
I know how deep I can tune my snare drum, before it starts to sound weird.
I know the exact note, so if I want my snare to be really deep and heavy, I just take that into consideration, as well as the key of the song, it's not really that hard to do.
Maybe it's gonna be one note above its limitation, but it's a good compromise, if you want them to match the key of the song.