So, ended up on sunday moving the ride up over the 13" which is a little high cause power toms (if you are going to have toms.. make them powerful... as everyone knows.. size matters)
Honestly.. i wish i had done this when i started playing, my arm is straighter (not straight but not near as much bend at the elbow) My rebound and control feels better.. The cymbal under it is where the ride used to be and i was pretty much almost reaching backwards to hit it. The thing in it's place now is a Boshphorus 18" thin crash which i can ride on lightly or crash a little.. (plus while i get used to the new position it keeps me from throwing sticks on the ground when i go for the ride that isn't there anymore)
All in all pretty happy right now with it all.. still need a cowbell though..
P.S. that is a empty Tates cookie bag under my easel... Tates cookies are AWESOME.
Nice, i had to go look up tonys kit (Between him and erskine i WILL have a bright yellow kit one day) And my ride is pretty much in the same spot.. which of course makes me.... nothing like tony williams