I had a couple of these drums in the late 90's-early 2000's in natural high gloss lacquer. Very nice sounding drums, but bulky to use with a drum set because the body of the drum sticks out far beyond the head. Don't settle for a 750...get the 1000. You won't regret it and I think you will love the drum. They were beautifully made from a design that originally came from an older gentleman in Minnesota, but I can't remember his name. I remember reading about it in Modern Drummer. It is very much a viable idea...basically a stave drum with integrated lugs (inserts) into the shell. Cool stuff for sure. I haven't seen one in years, unfortunately.
The shell of everything that isn’t a snare is not a stave construction but rather a very thin (think the thickness of an acoustic guitar body) plywood. All the stress is maintained in the radial bridge collar. So if you’d like shell vibration to be part of your sound, nothing vibrates more than these (well maybe Whitney Penguins).
The radial pros are probably the best sounding drums I have ever heard. Unfortunately they are a nightmare to set up closer than 4” to each other! to put in a case (that isn’t way huge) and they say Peavey on them.
I cleared the last few hundred drums out of Plant 10 when I worked there. I wish I had kept a kit.
Out of this world Peavey Snake oil (Ebony) Stain RBS-1 Radial Bridge System drum set with 18x22” Bass Drum; 16x16” floor tom; 12x14” & 10x12” & 9x10” Toms; and matching 6x14” snare drum. Stock 1994 model features the original, superior maple ply bridges, RIMS mounts with Pearl style holde...