I saw VH when I was 15 in 1986 and freaked over Alex's Simmons set. I had this crazy idea to make my own so I went with Rocker Ludwig bass drums and bought an SDS-1000. For the brain I triggered a korg drum machine because I could assign the same tom 5 times and tune each one separately. A simmons brain only had three toms so I didn't want the factory brain. I have no clue why I went with white either but that's what I did. It took a while to save up for all that crap but I still have the simmons set. Those bass drum were really low end Ludwig so I sold them. This is the only pic of me playing them and this is the simmons set today.
I was working on something in the opposite corner once when my boy stomped on it. It would seriously make you queasy. It was missing the hoops for the reso head, and single headed drops the pitch anyway - but I was tuned well above wrinkle - probably the most tension I've ever run on a bass drum, and still measuring 30 Hz on the tunebot. I kinda miss it but I just have no space for such monsters in the music room.
Been putting this together again. Had it for many years. Tried to sell it and couldn't get 700 for it so decided to keep it and have some fun. I know a lot of people do not like the Rockers but I do, the lugs are way cool and those clear maple shells can sound good. I have a lot of work to do. I need to get a couple new heads and do a bunch of tuning. I have been fooling around with the set up, finally moved the hi hat way oit of the way,lol. This is the first kit a put togethet, bought all the drums on eBay and re wrapped them in maple veneer.