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
i have a Pearl 930D, it gets down to 14.5"... with a slight downward tilt i can get the front of the rim of an 8" snare 22" from the floor (same height as the top of my kneecap)
i have a second one arriving on saturday from Amazon, and a Tama HS40LOWN on order from a Canadian National retailer...
before you do any of that, look into building yourself some kind of rotating contraption using a bbg rotisserie motor
five shells at five coats each means it'll be worth the time, especially as your staining job came out so nice
you can use foam brushes, but only if you're using a wipe-on...
i think its displayed early to help identify its origins faster... if someone has stuff robbed, they can head on down to the local store to see if it "showed up"
then the store will know sooner if its tainted goods