Lately I have used a 5A Pro Mark or the La Backbeat version. I have used everything from a 7A to a 2B. Use what feels good in your hands and lasts a reasonable amount of time. I have not broken a stick in many years. I have a friend who liked using 7A's, but he broke them often. Peace and...
I like the one mounted tom to be over the bass drum, which cannot be done with a snare stand. I tried mounting the one tom from a cymbal stand, and then I got a Gibraltar platform stand. I eventually gave up mounting the 12" tom on a stand and drilled and attached a two-hole tom mount. It...
I only play four drums. My cymbals are currently five (hats, ride, China, two crashes). At church the cymbals are seven (hats, ride, China, splash, three crashes). With my gear the drums cost more than the cymbals. Peace and goodwill.
My drums have not changed, but my cymbals have. So I am posting some pictures I took today.
My new cymbal setup is all Sabian except where noted.
21" AA Bash Ride (my favorite ride ever)
18" AAX Studio Crash
17" AAX Studio Crash
16" Wuhan China
14" SR2 Hats (medium top, heavy bottom)