Re: new tom, new cymbal, new pics
They are bolted together so they aren't flimsy at all. As for the seams, you can see them up close, as I did them myself, But from 12, 14 feet away you can't see them, so playing out, people rarely notice the seams.
And for transporting, the entire kit fits perfectly in the back of a ford windstar. Bur for those ocassions I don't feel like hauling the whole thing, I also have 5 piece ddrum kit (Acoustic).
I may retire that to the music room in the next year or so and pick up a 5 piece maybe pdp, I like the finish on yours. and use that primarily for gigs, keep the monster for practice and recording and keep my ddrum's at church. What is the finish on yours?