Re: My Sonor Essential Force doublebass setup
Thanks! I believe Sonor makes a version of this kit called S-Drive (with shallow toms and deeper bassdrum) that have virgin bassdrums as standard, but I think once you get up in price (at least to Prolite) virgin basses are more common. I thought about taking off the tom mounts and make some kind of badge over the holes, but I'm not sure if I really want all that extra work. It's mostly us drummers that are aware of it/notice it anyway, as far as I've experienced it. As long as it does not rattle or anything, I think I'm going to keep it like it is.
Mapex Saturn IV (maple/walnut)
Sonor Essential Force (birch)
Paiste (and a few Meinl) cymbals