My thing is just some of the post come off as "reviews" which are biased as all can be when they are getting all the stuff for free. The whole "you don't appreciate things that you didn't pay for" very well may be true in these instances.
He used to do $30 dollar drum set hacks or whatever. Now it's "I don't like the tension rods on my free $4,000 drum set that I'm not going to play after this 7 minute video".
Give it to someone else who will appreciate the things if you don't like them. Or send it back to the vendor.
Sweetwater gives this guy stuff trying to sell it as the everyman, but most drummers don't have 20+ drum sets they haven't played in 6 months.
He's gotten a ton better as a drummer over the years and props to him there.
Someone a while back posted his reviews are a bit moot because he's running everything through $10k of free sound gear from Sweetwater to do the same tuning across 35 drum sets. I don't think it's that far off...
I don't really know the point of this video. He doesn't really review the drums or change tunings. He chops tubes down because they couldn't be made into bass drums or snare drums easily. Which, they were never meant to.
His buddy plays the drums half the time, and then he spends 15 seconds at the end telling the viewers how to buy them.
I can't be the only one thinking this is weird. How that's worth the tradeoff when music stores are struggling in general is beyond me.
The Thomas Lang video really sells the Roto Toms 10x more in a video where he talks about 7 and 9 stroke rolls.
I think he's gone full time as a YouTuber now, or maybe he's working towards that. I think there's necessarily a difference in the content you would make with a day job vs the content you make when you're trying to make a living at it. I wouldn't have watched the video if it hadn't been posted here, but he seems like he's having a blast. I'm kind of jealous of the guy, able to spend so much time just doing fun drum stuff. I tend to not watch videos like this, not because I don't like them, but there's just so freaking much content out there now and I just can't.