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10”x8” vs 12”x8” vs 13”x9” Tom

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10’s started to show up more frequently in the late 1970’s early 1980’s. A lot of guys were using 10/12/14. They tuned them in close intervals or had the 14 tuned low to get the 10 below the pitch of the snare. I find this combo to be troublesome because the 10 for me wants to be higher than the snare. I guess this because I use 12/14 most often and I’m used to those drums in a specific register.

I use a back line kit that a lot of rock and blues guys play on. They use the 10/16. The 10 is always tuned real low. Out of its range. The heads get destroyed.

I use a 13/14 combo at school on one of the teaching kits. It’s tough to get good intervals between those two sizes.
 
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12x8 since i started playing, but i did audition 10,s which were limited on their own and 13,s with a 22 are difficult to position. Since i prefer a 22 over a 20 the 12" has always done it all for me.
 

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For most stuff, a 12x8 has become my "home base" tom.

My "big rawk" kit is 24x14, 16x14 floor ... and a 12x8
My small group / acoustic music kit is 20x14, 14x14 floor ... and a 12x8
My all-purpose kit is 22x12/18x12, 14x14 and 16x14 floors ... and a 12x8

The only kit I have that doesn't have a 12" is my pop / r&b kit -- 20x16 / 18x14, 14x14 and 18x16 floors, and 10x7 and 8x7 up top (with the 8 to the right of the 10)
 

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For most stuff, a 12x8 has become my "home base" tom.

My "big rawk" kit is 24x14, 16x14 floor ... and a 12x8
My small group / acoustic music kit is 20x14, 14x14 floor ... and a 12x8
My all-purpose kit is 22x12/18x12, 14x14 and 16x14 floors ... and a 12x8

The only kit I have that doesn't have a 12" is my pop / r&b kit -- 20x16 / 18x14, 14x14 and 18x16 floors, and 10x7 and 8x7 up top (with the 8 to the right of the 10)
What kit is the one with 22x12?
 

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What kit is the one with 22x12?
Ludwig Classic Oak.

Originally got it as the Ludwig/Revival Drum Shop collab "Revette" set (https://www.revivaldrumshop.com/products/drums-ludwig-revette), which is 18x12 kick with 12x8 and 14x14 (like the old Ludwig Jazzette kits). Liked it so much that I had them do a 22x12 and 16x14 in the same setup. Revival was great -- they're exactly the same as my original Revette, which means a custom paper badge inside (with the kit serial number even matching my original), a non-standard badge (gold keystone badge, when the Oaks generally get a silver keystone), and 9mm fittings everywhere (9mm gull wing spurs and 9mm floor tom legs).

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Ludwig Classic Oak.

Originally got it as the Ludwig/Revival Drum Shop collab "Revette" set (https://www.revivaldrumshop.com/products/drums-ludwig-revette), which is 18x12 kick with 12x8 and 14x14 (like the old Ludwig Jazzette kits). Liked it so much that I had them do a 22x12 and 16x14 in the same setup. Revival was great -- they're exactly the same as my original Revette, which means a custom paper badge inside (with the kit serial number even matching my original), a non-standard badge (gold keystone badge, when the Oaks generally get a silver keystone), and 9mm fittings everywhere (9mm gull wing spurs and 9mm floor tom legs).

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Wowww. I wouldn't mind that in a 12/16/18/24/20 setup.

What a stunner!
 

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Ludwig Classic Oak.

Originally got it as the Ludwig/Revival Drum Shop collab "Revette" set (https://www.revivaldrumshop.com/products/drums-ludwig-revette), which is 18x12 kick with 12x8 and 14x14 (like the old Ludwig Jazzette kits). Liked it so much that I had them do a 22x12 and 16x14 in the same setup. Revival was great -- they're exactly the same as my original Revette, which means a custom paper badge inside (with the kit serial number even matching my original), a non-standard badge (gold keystone badge, when the Oaks generally get a silver keystone), and 9mm fittings everywhere (9mm gull wing spurs and 9mm floor tom legs).

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I was in Portland 2 months ago for the first time. Visited Revival drum shop. The portlander 20/14/12 kit was setup and I played it at the store, and just Wow, what a fat sounding kit with great tone, I was really really impressed. Maybe Jose Medeles had tuned the drums beautifuly but that kit was at another level good.
 

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The 9x13 is the rack tom (or small tom, as we called it in the stone age) that all others are based around. It covers a lot of territory. When I played in big band jazz groups, the 8x12 just didn't cut it. I do like the punch of a 9x12, though. I once had a 10" concert tom, but soon traded it.
 

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I was in Portland 2 months ago for the first time. Visited Revival drum shop. The portlander 20/14/12 kit was setup and I played it at the store, and just Wow, what a fat sounding kit with great tone, I was really really impressed. Maybe Jose Medeles had tuned the drums beautifuly but that kit was at another level good.
Yup -- the Portlander is fab too. Same shells and setup as the Revette, just in the bigger sizes w/ the brown finish vs the black. Big fan of the stuff they're doing. I also picked up the 15x6.5 "Auditorium" collab they did with Ludwig (https://www.revivaldrumshop.com/col...s/snare-ludwig-classic-oak-6-5x15-antique-oak), and the Revival series collab with Cymbal and Gong (I have the 15" hats and 22" ride) -- really love the work they're doing up there!

You can hear the 22x12 and all three toms here:

(and a little less room-heavy example here - with the Auditorium snare in this example):

Here's the original 18/12/14 revette, plus the revival ride + hats:
 

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Yup -- the Portlander is fab too. Same shells and setup as the Revette, just in the bigger sizes w/ the brown finish vs the black. Big fan of the stuff they're doing. I also picked up the 15x6.5 "Auditorium" collab they did with Ludwig (https://www.revivaldrumshop.com/col...s/snare-ludwig-classic-oak-6-5x15-antique-oak), and the Revival series collab with Cymbal and Gong (I have the 15" hats and 22" ride) -- really love the work they're doing up there!

You can hear the 22x12 and all three toms here:

(and a little less room-heavy example here - with the Auditorium snare in this example):

Here's the original 18/12/14 revette, plus the revival ride + hats:
Yup just a bigger bass drum and different finish than the Revette kit. Very nice looking and sounding drums!!!
 

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I’m excited to be getting a 22/12/13/16 kit soon . I’ve never had that .
Sounds like I’ll be very happy …..
 


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