I hate getting to a festival gig with a backline kit and they’ve hung Tom’s from cymbal stands, it’s a total pain in the ass. Give me the Tom mount all day everyday.
Well, I've been a RIMS user for decades. One of the greatest inventions since sliced bread. Just look at the way Gauger influenced the entire drum world.lol, yes you are correct....that is when I actually found out that the tom needs to be isolated in some way....so I use GTS mounts now...thank you
It depends what sound you want from the kick. If left wide open, a pair of mounted toms might have a measurable effect, but doubtful it would be audible to the ear or in the context of the kit being played. But once you put a blanket or other damping in the drum, I would agree that there's no audible difference.
If it did, Simon Phillips would've ditched the paint cans long ago. Although, in a recent interview he talks about using the weighted cans in the studio but not during live performances. 🤷♂️Does using the bass drum mount have an effect similar to putting a paint can or weight in the bass drum? Added mass
This how I feel about it. After using both ways it's more about logistics and the visuals.Just my opinion but any structural change to a drum shell must have an effect on sound.
Probably negligible, but it is only logical.
Not saying one is better sounding than the other.
I like either but prefer my virgin bass drums.
If I play well enough in this life I get 70 virgin bass drums in the after life…or is it 72?
I'll take a virgin bass drum any day over a heavy, bulky system that never gets my drums where I want them.
Plus, working on the bass drum is much easier (to me). Llast month I needed to replace the bass drum batter head. Aside from the bass drum mic, there was no need to touch anything when sliding the drum out of its position to get to the batter head.