This may not be the experience of other users here, but the vast majority of the time I don’t care about playback of percussion staves. If I do, it’s easy to set up an additional staff for playback, and then make the main drum or percussion staves in the parts and score display properly for a professional musician to perform. As I usually only care about proper notation and not playback, I really want the full editing capabilities that normal staves have. Is there a way currently to redefine a percussion staff as a “normal” staff? I’ve usually been using “Timpani, No key sig” for a normal 5-line drum part, which works pretty well as I have the full editing capability and no key signature. Are there any 3-line or 1-line percussion staves that can be set up as normal staves, and not a percussion staves? If not, I would like to request some more percussion setup options that don’t actually define these various staves as a percussion staves.
In a semi-related request, is there a way currently to set up an undefined treble clef staff? Often, I’ll basically want to make a simple concert lead sheet in treble, but setting up a staff as “treble” or “lead” obviously sets it up as a vocal staff so all the dynamics go above which is usually not what I actually want. Just using Violin or something and changing the name would fix this, but the ability to add an undefined treble or bass staff would be quite useful too IMO.