Its a pretty decent kit too, very nice cymbals, two crashes and a ride, they all sound great.
But we were worried about stage volumes, we have a guest drummer from time to time and he plays unbelievably loud, 20' away, drum cage, and earplugs, and it still hurts my ears.
So I brought in some 7A's,and had no problems playing soft enough I didn't need earplugs, even sitting right there in front of the kit. It is miced, so no need for stadium volumes on-stage.
And another bonus... The Tama silent rubber slip-on tips work great for cymbal swells, no need to buy felt-tipped mallets for me. Although I feel like I need one of those stick holsters or something if I am going to be switching sticks frequently. How do you guys do it?
On a strange nostalgic note, my ancient but previously pristine favorite pair of 7A's now has marks on the shank from hitting cymbal edges. I guess I will need to start buying sticks now.
And the best part, when I show up to play, the only thing I need to bring is a few pairs of sticks and maybe a drum-key, it's drummer heaven. :-) Maybe a leather stick case and some dark sunglasses...