Agree on both. Not even that I like a muffled snare but I hate moon gels, rings, etc and love the idea of being able to dial in my single ply snare head to suit the room with the simple twist of a knob.I'm sorry that's no longer standard. That, and internal snare mufflers.
People have put their ride cymbal on the kick for decades, that's because a cymbal can ride on a bass drum. But if you add a crash-well a cymbal crashing a bass drum spells disaster LOL. I wonder if the old ride on kick set up (with ride near floor tom) the pattern where lots of people place their ride. I remember I use to put my ride between hats and first hi tom, then years later moved to right between middle tom and floor tom.
Yep. Big fan of internal mufflers. The Snareweight M-1 leather muffler is great. Check that out.Just saw a documentary on Monk. His drummer had cymbal mounted on kick. That's the way it was. I'm sorry that's no longer standard. That, and internal snare mufflers.