Re: mics for lifeless toms?
The problem with rockstars is that they are soft Phillippine mahogany. And if they are older, they could have some flat spots on the bearing edge. They lack attack and projection compared to other drums.
What you need is a drumhead with a bright initial attack, and a resonant head that will sustain for a long time. This won't make the drum sustain as well as higher quality drums, but it will be *much* better than a medium or other cheap resonant head.
For a lifeless tom, get something like attack double thin, with evans black (thin) reso. That will wake the toms up dramatically with "attack",
and enhance sustain. Attack heads have the bright initial attack and a touch extra loudness over other 2-ply heads. The evans resos hold the sustain wide open.
Last edited by Thinshells; 12-01-2005 at 04:50 PM.