I've been hearing a lot about recessed TOMs lately and since that part in my build is coming up, I've been wondering what the advantages of having a recessed TOM over a standard one, other than the obvious no neck angle.

well that is one long sentence.
Maybe it would be easier to adapt to if you are accustomed to a Floyd Rose style bridge. I don't know.
Current gear:
LTD MH-301 fitted with EMG 81/60
Ibanez SZ320
Peavey 5150 with JJ tubes
Avatar 4x12 with Warehouse Veteran 30 and British Lead Speakers
Crate XT120R
recessed you cant use a stop tail piece, you pretty much have to do string through body with top ferrules. No neck angle and aesthetic properties are basically the advatages
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Well.. my build is already planned to be a string through, but is having it recessed play any different?
Not really.
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