To all of my drummer friends out there: What would be the best and least expensive way to deal with the balance problem of a drum set being played in an old city church, with a high pointed ceiling? We actually spent a deacon's meeting last night hearing complaints from members of the congregation about how the drummer is too loud. He doesn't play every week, but we have had some members actually leave because of it. So you can see they have more issues than just volume level, but somehow dealing with this real balance problem would go a long way to dealing with the larger problem of our "generation gap." I know some churches use shields, but wouldn't that just drive the sound up one side of our pointed ceiling and back down again? What about muffling rings? Would a fuzzy beater on the bass drum help? I am a band and orchestra percussionist, and the only way we cut the volume is to play softer. I don't think that would be enough for this issue. No debate about having drums in church, please. I am just looking for practical advice here. Thanks.