These are hook lugs right? You can visually set all the screws the same length before you hook them onto the shell.
And while the head is still fairly loose - press the centre to check the ripples are the same all around.
Good point about the Yess mount - the distance along the hexrod can...
Disappointing. How long have you been in the band?
Regarding covid - the drummer is probably the most isolated member of the band. And over 70’s don’t catch/spread the virus more than younger folk, although they are more likely to get seriously sick if they do catch it. Either way, disappointing.
I think the snares are either upside down or the straps are threaded the wrong way through the slots, making the snares pivot away from the head as they get tighter.
Look closely at the edges of the snare wires - do the plates sit flat against the drumhead?
Met a guy yesterday who showed me his new so-nar kit, then his star-vay snare. Turns out its a stave snare. Reminds me of playing a 3-2 clave on a pair of claves.
(The snare was made of jarrah, which almost rhymes with sparrow).
And of course there’s no ‘A’ in Sonor.
I often play with 1, 2 or 3 mics. Kick first, then either snare or overhead next depending on the size of the room.
If the overhead is picking up toms, keep it away from cymbals as much as possible, or else you’ll have up front cymbals overpowering distant toms.
With two overheads, place one...
Someone mentioned a djembe - I’ve had one for a few years and finally used it for a paid gig last weekend. Due to covid restrictions, a trio I’m in performed as two acoustic guitars with percussion. I sat in a cajon and played djembe, plus some tambourine and vocals. Slightly uncomfortable, but...
Double bass pedal - sold that within a month.
Splash cymbal - lent it to someone for five years, now its sits in my cupboard.
K Custom Rides - a Session and a Regular - heavy, dead, lifeless, never use them. Lent one to a uni student. Other one sits in the cupboard.
Found a larger matching bass...
Interesting - I find the exact opposite! Maybe its because I tune the reso higher than the batter? For me the reso gives the note, batter provides the feel of the stick sinking into the head and the rebound. Now I'm intrigued! I'm going to do some experimenting.
My understanding with the A and B label is that some have a longer hex arm than others. You can also get holders with a longer base tube, for use as a single tom mount in a four piece kit (like the SC bop kit).
Note, if you order the wrong legth hex arm, you can use the one from your old mount.
Are you looking for songs which feature girls’ names?
How about Peggy Sue, Mona Lisa, Valerie, (wake up little) Suzy, Cherry Cherry, Prudence, Eleanor Rigby, Jude, Marie Marie, Boney Maroni (?), Evie (in Australia), Sharona, Gloria.
Its not a top of the range kit, so there’s not much to lose. If it makes your life easier then go for it. My old kits with bolt on mounts don’t sound any worse than my modern ones.
One thing though, if you can get a tom arm that’s around the right length, then you won’t have to drill the big...