Just bought a Pulse Jr. 16" X 11" Bass drum that includes a cymbal mount for $50!
I'm pumped because now I don't have to spend $90 on a Meinl Bassbox and it's a little more versatile. Not sure exactly how it's going to sound out of the box but I love experimenting with tuning options.
Also, I don't have to spend $50 on a cymbal stand either, so this means huge savings for me, which = a happy wife!
The cymbal stand should hold my 18" Flat ride just fine. I have a 13" Pandiero as my floor tom. The only real drum I have is my beastly 10-lug steel snare. You can fake everything on a kit other than quality cymbals and a real snare IMO.
Actually, they won't refurb an Alloy Classic. I asked.
They won't strip and recoat. They will replace the hoops, lugs and throw for almost $400, which is $100 more than I paid for the drum. I added new hoops and it looks pretty good now. Sounds even better!
Just bought a couple of Yamaha TP65 pads to expand my DTX Multi-12. This way I can trigger some sounds nearer to normal position in the kit and don't have to tweak around to the left to get to the 12 beside my hi-hat. A friend has also loaned me another pad to use long-term. I suppose I need to get a splitter for one of my inputs to fit all the pads, but I'm okay with this particular problem =)