...a Yamaha Stage Custom, 5 piece kit, two up one down, but I can’t get into this setup...
Another thing that might be fighting you, Yamaha places the tom flange towards the front of the bass drum. I prefer the tom(s) further back. With my Yamaha RC's, I took the rack tom off it's tom mount and I run it on a snare stand (a la Charlie Watts),
Some cats I know flip the Yamaha kicks around (180 degrees), and remove/re-mount the spurs. That places the flange at the rear of the kick, rather than forward.
As far as heads, I like the Remo Powerstroke 3 head, a lot, for a batter head. Recently, I've started playing around with Evans heads, and I just put a Evans Genera on my Yamaha 14" floor tom. The head has an attached richie ring, similar to the Powerstroke 3. If you have a 14" floor, you're in luck, .... if you have a 16" floor ... Evans doesn't make this head that big.
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