I'm curious about Atlas mounts also. Do you feel you got the same level of improvement in resonance as if you used a Vibra-band or other RIMS-style mount?You are talking about the Atlas mount that can be used to replace a lug, correct? I used one on a vintage vista tom but I did not use it on a lug for fear of possibly too much pressure that high on the shell. Mine had a traditional Ludwig tom-mount on it near the center of the drum. I used the atlas mount to replace that for better resonance and I had no issues. Vistalites are heavy drums so I was a little skeptical at first.
Yup, this a secret I've been keeping from everyone!There's a simple answer to the Atlas in PR bags dilemma: buy a bigger bag. My CM 16 floor and 14 floor, both with Atlas, go into 18 a & 16 bags, respectively. Easy and costs no more for bags. Plus, no unsightly bands around the drums.