I'll start this off by saying that I'm a guitar player, so excuse any fuck ups or ignorance here. I've been auditioning a lot of players for my band lately and I'm a bit perplexed. There's this 1 guy who talks the talks and, on paper, seems like he'd be a great drummer. He understands music theory, drum rudiments, odd time, takes lessons, etc.. We do a lot of tricky groupings more than sheer speed for x measures so it sounded like he'd fit that great - on paper. He mentioned that he has just switched from DW9000s to one of the Axis line and he hasn't played in a few months because he broke his foot. I heard him play and he was, to put it bluntly, pure shit. Limbs didn't hit at the same time, double bass was waaaayy out of time and not in control, etc. To give you an idea, I played on his Axis and I was able to at least play in time and wasn't THAT off from my DW5000s... Because of the technical ability required for some of the songs, I don't want to dismiss him right off the bat in case he actually is good and the pedals are just affecting him. I don't mind waiting for a few weeks or a month if he'll turn around and be a fast, accurate player but I don't want to waste my time. So, what do actual drummers think?