Just thought Id share some pics of the upgrade project to my PDP MX kit. After years of gigging and traveling abuse, it was time to give em some TLC and a new look. Originally an emerald fade oil finish, I decided to go with a Curly Maple Fade finish from Bum Wrap Drum Co. They are very high-end looking wraps and are easy to work with. I also added S-Hoops on tops of all toms and on both sides of the snare. Love these hoops. Heavy-duty, easy to tune, and cross-sticks and rimshots on the snare are very crisp and even. Love em! I outfitted the snare with Evans HD Dry on batter and Orchestral 300 on the reso. I also added the Puresound Custom Pro snare wire system. Toms got Hydraulic Glass batters and Resonant Black Resos. Kick has the EQ 3 system with Inked by Evans speaker design reso. Also, when I wrapped the kick I wrapped over the tom mount holes and did not cut out the holes. For one, I never use it anyway and I also wanted a "virgin" kick look. Plus, it is unbelievably punchier now! Very focused and controlled. I will slowly beef up my hardware as well, starting with the hi-hat stand and snare stand. I'm leaning towards the Mapex Armory line for this upgrade. All drums also received the Hendrix sleeved washers to limit metal to metal contact. Kick batter will have a new natural finish oil-based drum hoop as the old one cracked. here's some pics. Hope you like the new look!