Originally Posted by digibird
Don't cut down your 12x14! That thing looks great, and probably sounds like a floor tom. Let it be a beast.
Bonham played a 12x14 on his '69 natural maple kit, so you have a precedent of hipness.
I'd bet that kit is a lot of fun to play.
I think that would've been a 12x15 tom. Back in '69 a 12x14 would've been a special-order item, and didn't really become a standard size until the 1978 catalog when they introduced the power-sized toms and bass drums.
I'd leave your DW kit alone. It looks great. I'd enjoy it that way.