Originally Posted by dea
I have a Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage kit that I really like. Wonderful features for the money. Anyway, I'd like to make it a bit more unique from a sound point of view. My first thought was to pick up some high end rims that could add some uniqueness to the sound. What do you think about this? If this is something commonly done, is there a preference for what folks believe to be primo rims to upgrade too?
I like a more vintage sound. Warm and fat. I like to do rim shots on my toms as well as my snare.
Ring can do the trick if the bearing edge was well made. You can also think about just using different type of drumhead.