Here are a couple of details I meant to mention in that first entry:
It didn’t seem right or prudent to play a calfskin head with an Iron Cobra ( \m/ ), so I went and bought this:
Got one of those big, puffy lambswool beaters, too. Should have just the right sound, I think.
I plan on mounting a 40 watt lightbulb inside the shell to keep the calfskins warm and dry when it’s time to play. I’ll post photos once I figure out how the hell I am going to do that. It’ll probably be some variation on the “replace internal washer with structural metal” method that the May internal mics use.
I was thinking of using this to mount the rack tom to the kick drum:
The kit is going to have two floor toms, and I just happen to have a stray Gretsch techware floor tom leg bracket, so I will probably copy what this guy did and do something like this with the 14″ tom:
I am going to put legs on the 14″ x 15″ floor tom.