A drummer I respect, Simon Phillips, is acutely aware of the nuanced sounds a drum kit can make. Just watch any of the videos of his studio setup. He’s extremely picky.Please let me start a food fight. (Anyone) that can't hear the difference between a virgin kick versus one or a two tom mount on that drum has clay !!#$&!! Ears...end of story. No debate..period.
“An 18” deep bass drum? No, never.” or “Bubinga sounds just a bit brittle.”
And he uses two tom tree configurations and I’d say its effect on the bass drums are exactly what he wants.