I'd say to go with black chrome over brass. I.e., just get a Ludwig Black Beauty and call it a day.
14x6.5 version:+1 to this...awesome drum!
Check sizes though - this link describes a 14x8 but the picture is a 14x6.5 (8" version has twin lugs)
6.5 "would be a fantastic all rounder
8" is a bit of a beast and def best suited to rock
+1 to this...awesome drum!