One of the key points of this whole thing is you’re being asked to be responsible to protect not only yourself but also other people.
The latter of which a some people sometimes forget or just don’t see.
I don't have tinnitus as I've used hearing protection where possible, for a long time.
For anyone reading this that isn't affected that hasn't done so yet I'd implore you to buy some. It's really not worth leaving it to chance.
You only get one set of ears.
I tried a reverse order when going through a Jimmy Chamberlin phase whilst in my teens. He has a 14" rack before his 10" and 12" (I think)
Didn't really work for me, soon changed it back to normal and I've never tried it again.
I really like Pearl, my first kit was a Pearl (I still have it) and I love the Masters Custom series.
I also own a DW kit (Collectors Series) and I love it also.
DW for me, but both are great drum manufacturers.
Exactly, play on the same field. But I’d counter that to say it still isn’t a level playing field currently, despite what some would claim. For someone to think it's level is laughable to me, as it clearly isn't.
Some examples, look at the line up of a drumming festival/trade show and look at...