I LOVE having a shell bank....of sorts. I have an 8” mapex maple tom, 10” gretsch catalina maple tom, premier maple kit(12,14,18bd), slingerland kit(13,16,22bd), 13” pearl export converted floor tom, and a precision-made 20” bd. All in some sort of white marine pearl. 3 different snares(black...
For oktoberfest/german/polka gigs, i use a 3 piece: 16” pearl forum floortom converted bass drum, export wood snare,export 13” floor tom converted. all 3 cost less than $50 even after rewrapping the 13.
Super easy set-up.
Somebody told me they become speed holes once the RIMS mount is installed. I think they help you play faster.
Just kidding. They don’t affect the sound in my experience of installing a RIMS mount on a vintage slingerland tom.
i used to think am 8” was not worth it until i scooped one up on ebay for $20. every now and then, i use it for soul/rock gigs as it tunes down nicely. this allows me to hit much harder without as much volume.
The DW screws do not come as loose where you have to hand tighten them each time. The Tama screws actually strip out on my first chair to the point where i have to replace them every year. Had me tightening forever it seemed like until I figured out the problem.