Well, as a jazz player... you all know.. but once $4000.00 with 1st class flights and 5 star hotel ALL expenses paid. Ahhh, the good old days... now Corona has wiped out all my gigs no matter what they paid. Thank goodness for Zoom lessons.
Although I have 2 sets of Old Stamp Ks, I also have 2 sets on Trans Stamp As...20s, 18s, with some 16s and 14-15" hats.
Nothing is like the Old Stamp Ks, but the Trans Stamp As have a shimmer and glassy over dark quality that's all their own. They are also louder and in a sense easier play.
I have both COB on Gretsch 6 & 3 ply sets and steel on Rogers 1960 kit so I have lots of comparison. The Rogers toms have the purist fundamental tonality of all. Is it the rims? The Shells? Probably both.
2 complete sets of Old Stamp Ks
2 complete sets of Trans Stamp As + a 70's Pang
About 20 Istanbul Agop cymbals
A whole lotta old China's and assorted 20's -30's splash, crash and other pies.
Do I have enough? LOL