Hi everyone, First time poster, long time reader here so take it easy on me! I'm about to get started on a second project with the same producer/engineer my band used on our first project, and while we were happy for the most part with the results of our first - we had some questions. First and foremost in my mind since I'm the drummer was my drum sounds on the first album. I was not overly satisfied with how they came out so I brought it up to the producer/engineer and he said that for the sound I want, my drums are not the right kind to be playing and that is why he couldn't get them right. I play a vintage mid 60's kit that includes a 20" kick, 12" rack and 14" floor, along with a 14" vintage snare. All of the drums are in perfect condition and not warped, so tuning is not an issue. I of course used new heads, and bought the ones the producer/engineer suggested. The sound that I am going for is a modern rock sound, nothing heavy - just plain rock. His argument is that with my smaller drums, I will never get the sound I am looking for. I do not agree because I know my drums sound great and I have talked to other people who record with small drums like mine and they have no issues. It is not like I am going for a huge sound, I just want a good sound. I will obviously play what he wants me to play so we can put this behind us, but I am curious as to what other pros think. I know I will never get a Zeppelin sound out of my kit - and that is ok because it's not what I want. Are my drums a limiting factor in what I can do with them? Thom PS - The producer/engineer is a fairly well known and respected one, and we paid around $10,000 for 6 songs on our last project. Not a huge sum, but not $500 either.