For those that use them, has anyone here mismatched stuff? For example, Pearl drums but with another company's RIMS-style suspension mounts, or Tama Star-cast, etc, or vice-versa, or something else entirely?
There's really no issues since a lot of them do the same thing - the real question is whether or not it's worth the hassle of switching ALL the associated tom mounting equipment to accommodate the new mounts (things like toms arms etc.) A lot of companies tom suspension systems require very specific styles of mounting...L arms vs. direct...etc. A pearl mount doesn't really attached anything like a Noble and Cooley, etc.For those that use them, has anyone here mismatched stuff? For example, Pearl drums but with another company's RIMS-style suspension mounts, or Tama Star-cast, etc?
I'm eyeballing Pearl kits and I absolutely hate the elbow/arm mount posts. I kinda like the 2-top, 2-bottom 4-point suspension mounts, but on the nicer all-chrome ones (and maybe not the lower black & chrome ones either?), it looks like the brackets can't be switched with those that accommodate the ball & socket arms. Crush uses a similar 2&2-point mount that uses ball & socket arms but their site doesn't offer them separately. (?!?) I'm thinking of doing what @Mongrel mentioned and use the Tama mount & rim system if I can afford it; otherwise, just a low-mass RIMS-style (like Ludwig's).Did you have any specifics in mind? Why would you want to switch mounting systems?