Originally Posted by tamadrm
As far as flat toms,just as one example,Emmanule Cappalette has superb posture while playing,and nothing is flat about her set up at all.The same can be said for Simon Phillips.Just watch him play .He uses 24" bass drums and deep toms,and has excellent posture.He also dosen't seem to have to struggle to play his kit at all considering he's only around 5'6".
Given Simon has had back problems, I wouldn't say he's a great example.
There are plenty of drummers who set up in all sorts of ways who ended up with physical issues. Even Weckl, whom many drummers look at great technique has all sort of physical issues.
What works for one person may not work for another, flat or not.
I disagree and I still contend flat tom set ups are drum fashion,and will go the way of Chinese toms.
marching drummers disagree:
Oh which, I only bring up, because I've heard some drummers say they like flat drum set ups because that's how they learned to play in marching band.