Choosing your ideal spread of tom drums starts with deciding what sort of tone you're looking for, and how you want those drums to be arranged in your kit. For example, if space is at a premium and you'd like the sharp, crisp sound of aluminum drums, then the Pearl Quarter Tom Sets Concert Drums could be the ones for you. Build a set of all four sizes, and you can tune them to play melodies or serve as highly-focused effects drums. On the other hand, if you prefer the traditional sound of wood-shelled drums, your best bet might be a set like the Ludwig LE-CT04-CC Concert Toms, which use 7-ply birch and Italian poplar shells to create outstanding tonal characteristics.
Are you the sort of drummer who likes to break from tradition and do things totally your own way? If so, be sure not to miss the Remo Roto Toms. These futuristic shell-less drums range in size from 4" to 10", and feature an innovative frame that allows them to be tuned simply by rotating them on their stand. Low-maintenance and high-performance with a crisp, clear tone, these drums are perfect for creating tom effects and cutting percussive melodies that stand out in busy ensembles.
Naturally, the perfect concert toms for your personal tastes and needs are up to you to decide. That could mean the traditional look, feel and sound of a classic wood set, the piercing quality of aluminum or even the totally unique character delivered by Remo's Roto Toms. One of the best things about being a percussionist is having that level of control over what you play, so don't hesitate to take full advantage and choose the concert toms that will help you craft your own signature sound!