i found bartop-type epoxies to be too thick, and took much too long to cure... like, hours
too much chance for dust to settle, plus the coating is about an 1/8" thick of solid plastic; if something goes awry, your shell is pretty much garbage
you have the perfect rig for wipe-on poly with a...
i, too, did try it for a couple of weeks years ago, but found that the entire kit sounded tiny, because the bass drum was "over there", so not as loud or present
and also, the toms didn't resonate sympathetically with the kick, so the "roar of the kit at full throttle" disappeared as well...
I love playing along to music, but use an ipod and just use the current song as a tempo and mood, and try stuff against that
playing straight doubles on a hihat for an entire song, or quarter note foot stomps is a great way to keep subdivisions “musical”
might not be so great for jazz, but i...
also, pinstripes will reduce any drum to a "vanilla state", as i've recently found, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does give them a "one-single-tone" thing that is not always good for variety
kinda like drum machine toms
i have three coated Evans that STILL (after 8 years) do this, even after i waxed them... anything that touches to them sticks, and gets a white tacky residue left behind as a friendly reminder
no problems with the newer ones