Well you obviously can't tell the difference in sound. That is why you are Tama and Paiste. You just lucked out on the Roland one.
To paraphrase a wise man of the forum:So, you'll have to forgive me as I know this is heresy but as long as the drums are well tuned will anyone (other than hard-core drummers) notice any difference between the kits?
I play catch and release. Fortunately, I have the money to kick around (not THAT much, but you'd be surprised at some of the amazing deals in the used market...). I also have opportunities to play drums and cymbals in working situations (gigs, recording sessions, etc...). I like to tinker and experiment, and playing new pieces of gear every time and again is a great way to break up the monotony of using the same gear all the time. Plus, I get a first-hand experience with said gear, and can honestly recommend (or not) certain gear to different people for their situations. Plus, I can always get my money back when I buy used, so it's not costing me anything, unless I keep a particularly appealing piece.Testing equipment period, let alone blind, is a great idea. The problem is, how do you accomplish this?.
I watched some electronics unboxing vids and thought, why not memorialize my drum kit unboxing? I realize 22,000 + hits isn't phenomenal, but I am surprised at how many views it has garnered so far.Must admit, never understood the un-boxing video thing. Surely the only one who gets the buzz in the recipient?