Originally Posted by Aeolian
Pinstripes are going to sound dead or flat in any event.
This is the main problem. The other thing to consider is the type of drums you're playing. Pinstripes are more problematic with the best professional level shells. They are like putting studded snow tires on a Ferrarri. With entry level kits, they tend to mask things like wavy bearing edges and shells that are out-of-round because
they are so dead.