Re: Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz here!
Thanks for the compliments!
I think that pic was taken at the last winter NAMM, just having fun of course. I've been using a Ludwig Classic Maple kit these past two years on tour, and have a Legacy kit that I'm taking on local gigs and into the studio.
I sort of recall that kick making a big boom, but I don't know how usable it would be on a normal gig. Even Tommy Lee's giant kick is open on the batter side and has a small kick inside that's actually the one being played.