Two weeks ago I saw one of my Favorite local bands (who are starting to get some national and global recognition) and I was talking with the drummer about his bass drum. He converted a floor tom to a 16" bass drum. The band uses blast beats and he triggers the bass drum. He explained that the 16" is great because he never had a problem with cross triggering from the snare because the bass drum is so low. He stuffs the bass drum with pillows and cranks the head so that he gets all the speed he can out of his Double Pedal and plays using the heel toe technique. My existential question is, in this situation, what does it matter what he's using as a striking surface? I'm envisioning being able to make a kit and use the cheapest kicks on the market and then just use that money towards the most amazing sounding toms and wrapping everything to match. What do you guys/gals think?