I considered that but in my case I don't like having a hole in my reso head and I also have more than one kit and I want to be able to switch them as easily as possible.Yes, the K&M is great, kind of industry standard. But as someone mentioned in another thread, do yourself a favour and check out the Kelly Shu mounts.
One thing I like about the K&M stand is that I can put the tripod to the side of the bass drum and extend the boom to position the mic in front of the drum. So it actually takes up *less* space in front of the drum, where I have barely any room to spare between the front of the bass drum and an equipment rack.The K&M is a fine stand, but the tripod is a bit bulky, and tends to get kicked out of position---I use this On-Stage model that goes for about $20, works just as well and doesn't stick out so far from the drum!
Wow. I'd like to see a photo of this setup.I have home-made kellyshu arrangements in three of my bass drums. The cables come through a vent hole at the top and the plug tucks in behind a lug. I have three mics, permanently installed.