Rather than hijack Goldie's IEM thread, I'll do a write up of our hybrid drum kit as per Studio and Cap'm Crunch's request. We put this kit together AFTER we got IEMs but I think if I had made this move earlier we may not have needed to go the IEM route. If your W/L or head engineer is making noises about IEM, see if you can try this first. We worship in a high school size gymnasium that makes for a pretty lively sonic environment. The hybrid kit allowed us to get rid of the plexiglass drum cage and get the volume to good levels for our space. As a result, the guitar amps, keyboard amp and bass amp could be turned down without taking them offstage as drum volume was no longer the dominant force. I know running tube amps on the lower end of volume capacity may not be ideal but no one has left our church because the guitar tone was lacking. My regular drummers are quite happy with this arrangement because they're satisfied with the sound, the feel is familiar and the look is right. I've had a few guest drummers over the last year or so who have looked at the kit and said, "I hate electric drums". When they're packing up after playing they ask me how they can build one. Here's the recipe. We started with a run of the mill Pearl Export Kit. (Substitute whatever is on hand or what you can score cheap on CL, provided the hardware is decent.) Then added Zildjian L-80 Cymbals and Remo Silent Stroke Heads https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...ckage-l80-cymbals-and-remo-silentstroke-heads Mixed in Triggers from http://www.stealthdrums.com There are a LOT of words on this website which is great if you want to learn things. Jerry was really helpful and thorough in helping me get what I needed and making sure it was installed correctly Added PinTech Percussion VHHC1000 Hi-Hat controller. This takes some fiddling to get it right. Part of the problem is the hardware that is part of our Pearl kit. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ97D8A/?tag=tdpri-20 Brought it together with Roland TD 11 drum module sourced used on eBay. This "brain" has been around for a while, is pretty flexible, and has good aftermarket support. There are more expensive modules out there but this one was sufficient for us and Jerry at SlealthDrums endorsed its use. Baked it with a Simmons DA200S amp sourced used from Guitar Center. We run the two lines from the TD11 into this and then two outs from the amp to the house. We turn the amp up loud enough that it fills the space between the drum kit and the FOH speakers so when the drummer hits the crash your eyes and ears are in agreement rather than seeing the action on stage but hearing the result in the mains above your head. Total cost was under $1,500 USD (I was able to sell the plexiglass cage to recoup some of the expense) Sorry I don't have access to pics. Imagine a drum kit with a single cable coming out of each shell and a Blues Jr size amp sitting next to the kit.