Animal wrote:Are they in fact all the same?
Pearl "Brass Timbale"
Hart "Pro-tom" (EDIT! These are electronic drums, right?)
Drum Workshop "Piccolo-tom"
Your piccolo-toms, are they DW, or a different brand?
I don't think these would sound the same, really.
The Pearl is closer to the dimensions of a typical timbale, so I think they'd sound much different than a pic tom. More metallic, sort of like a metal snare with the snares off.
The piccolos sound much more like a small tom- boingier, with a definite pitch and long decay.
The Hart Pro-tom is an electronic trigger pad. I gigged with one of those for several years. It has no acoustic tone; it uses a mesh head and has a solid, closed bottom surface.
My piccs are DW, I bought them from the local dealer.