I'm going into the studio in 2 weeks with my band and I'm getting my set ready. Using all 2002 cymbals, with the addition of a Giant Beat ride on the right.
These drums are naturally beefy, but I wasn't quite satisfied that the coated ambassadors and clear emperors I used before were getting everything out of these powerful sounding shells. Just slapped some clear Vintage Emperors on there the other day and I think I've found some killer heads for this set!
I flip flop between coated/clear, single/double ply, etc..., so who knows where I'll end up this time next month. ha ha