I have a 10" tom w/o any mounting bracket attached to it - always been hung from a suspension mount.
I'd like to put a Slingerland HSS-era bracket on it to match the rest of my kit. It's a Pearl-style mount that accepts tube. The other toms on my kit have holes cut into the drum at the factory so the tube goes through the shell - basically like an old style Pearl tom before suspension mounts came into vogue.
Is it an okay idea or a bad idea to attach the mount to the 10" tom without cutting a big hole into the shell for the tube? If the tube only goes into the bracket itself, and not through the shell into the drum, will it hold up ok during playing, or am I asking for trouble?
I can mount the bracket to the shell myself just fine, but I don't have the tools or skills to cut a hole for the tube to pass through the shell.
Thanks for advice!