I have the same kit, same finish. I recently upgraded the hoops to 2.3mm Gibraltar hoops. They’re a bit nicer finish and they seem to make tuning easier. It‘s a great sounding kit, as you mentioned.
I recently upgraded the hoops to 2.3mm Gibraltar hoops.
I had that same concern! Thankfully they still sound great. I only changed mine because I really like the kit and the tom hoops were cheap looking (to me). Purely ascetics, although it turned out that they’re now easier to tune up, but no discernible sound change. I’m not trying to convince you. Just sharing my story. These are great little kits. I very rarely see them for sale second hand. They’re keepers.I put Gibraltar hoops on the snare. But the toms sound so good with the stock 1.6 mm hoops I haven't changed them yet. I don't want to mess with a good sound! I'm not a heavy hitter so it seems to work fine as is for now.
Yessr - Thank you for the very kind comment - much appreciated my friend!Ransan,
AWESOME KITS!!!!!! (adopt me...please )
I like how you do a Ringo-style cymbal setup on that Rogers kit.
Thanks for sharing your kits with us.
The pleasure was all ours.
Kinda, never played that style, but I did set them up before I detailed them.Do you have the rest of the gear to complete the Astoria kit?
Then have people like Phil Mickelson who is right handed for everything, but plays golf as a lefty. He learned by standing in front of his father (who is a righty) and learned to mimic the swing left handed. He also really opened up the market for left handed clubs (when he was a Titleist player his signature line was only available in lefty iteration).Interesting. So many interesting paths that lefties take when they start. I wonder if more lefties give up than righties in the early days of playing. I started 'pure' lefty from the get go but it's always a pain when playing gigs with a shared kit. For me, there is no way around swapping the hihat/snare with the floor tom/ride and playing the rack toms backwards. Happened to me shortly before COVID for a thrash metal gig.