I find the better the drummer, the more dynamically he can play. So loud or quiet, he can still sound musical. And of course if he's that good, he has no problems with tempo, although he still shows up late and/or wants to drink all our beer.The drummer always starts the volume war. Way too F'ING loud, then the bass jacks up to the drummer, and I can't hear my amp on stage. So I turn up the amp, and the guitar gets all the blame. I say ban drummers.