First let me take a quick second to introduce myself. Names Nick. I used to be into drumming hardcore back about 5 years ago. I moved from Cali to NH and thats about where my drumming career ended. I had started on a roland electric kit back in the day and traded it in for a PDP acoustic kit. Moral of the story, no one ever taught me how to tune, and I thought the kit was a "jazz kit" if there is even such a thing.
Fast forward to 2010 and im trying to get back into it. Now here is where my problem en lies, I have talked to alot of different people about what I need to do in order to get the right sound, I have heard everything from the type of wood to the color of the paint making a difference. Now I know some basic things but what I dont know is what would be the best bet to get the right sound.
My current kit is (if I remember correctly) a 5-ply Maple PDP kit.
I am looking for a good metal sound, I love the sound of "The Rev's" kit from Avenged Sevenfold, and I would like to know what heads I should get for it. Or should I even bother with heads? Would it be better to get a new kit that has deeper toms to better get the sound im looking for? Right now im a student and looking for the cheapest option possible while getting it closest to the sound I want. Any help would be amazing!