I've been wanting to convert my 16 floor tom for transportation purposes but I wonder if it would still be somewhat versatile. Anyone tried this? What are your experiences? thanks!
I would echo these comments. I just converted mine and it took some time to get the tuning down and the batter head is tight and muffled which does make the pedal beater come back in a hurry.Definitely a good idea, but I'd say it only works in certain contexts.
Don't expect to play it at a rock gig and have it cut through.
I found mine was really hard to play at first. The kick beater rebounds a lot from the head and makes it pretty wild to play. I ended up porting my batter head and it gives it a good solid thuncky sound.