What happened to the PHX?I had a Yamaha PHX kit a beautiful Burl ash outer veneer and I used them for bar gigs , outdoor gigs , just about everything I was doing . The Yamaha Canada Rep even commenter to me how pleased he was that I was taking them to my gigs as most people that bought them kept them in their basement .
I think I follow: you're referring to the BD mounted tom arm? If so, I agree that it's a bit lazy for Sonor to use a 1" to 7/8" coupling for a mounted tom, though it's certainly cost effective for them, as it's simply the upper part of their 400/600 series cymbal stand. As a Sonor owner, I'm not enthralled with it either, though it's functional enough. But size-wise, it's still just a 1" downtube: most manufacturers use 7/8" to 1" downtubes for BD tom mounts. I think this one looks magnified because it's going into an 18" bass drum. On a 20"-24", not so clunky.Less metal for the same functionality.