Due to complains of the drums being too loud in our church, we are looking into some level reducing options. Currently we have a nice old Gretch Catalina kit which most of the drummers speak fondly of. The sanctuary is about 50' wide by 100' long about 30' high at the peak, typical New England modern construction. The options in consideration are: 1) drum mutes 2) sound treatment of the corner with the drums. Possibly a plexi-glass booth. 3) electronic drums. I would appreciate comment from people experienced with these setups, and additional options. Will drum mutes destroy the tone of the drums? How much sound reduction can be expected by putting the drummer in a box? More details you may or may no want to know: Acoustically the sound from the stage projects very well throughout the sanctuary. The baby grand piano does not go though the PA. The vocals are mixed just above the piano, and the guitars a little below. The bassist controls his own volume. The drums, depending on who is playing, can drive the whole group to play louder or softer. This is part of the problem. When we have a loud drummer, everyone plays louder.