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I used 22s for most of my playing life, but I became a convert to 20s over the last couple of decades when I went back to square one with different priorities. I discovered that a 20 hits the sweet spot for me: it's loud enough to play rock and quiet enough to play jazz. Most of my bass drums now are 20s: Pearl Rhythm Traveler, Monolith c/f, Tempus f/g. I love 'em.

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For me, the 20 looks wrong for a rock band. Just sayin….
Dan I agree. First time using a 20. Very happy with the sound and feel. Still looks weird to me.
Charlie wore it pretty well though. Maybe there's hope for me yet ;)
 

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Nice Dan! I have wanted a downbeat in Mod Orange for as long as I can remember. I finally completed the set finding them piece at a time and I couldn't be happier. I was blown away at how good the bass drum sounded at a gig. I too thought it might be a tad weak since I was primarily using a 22".
 

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After loving my 13-16-22 combination for 25+ years, I woke up last week in the middle of the night and re-thought it all. I am going to switch, hopefully permanently, to 13-14-20 combo. 13x9 rack, 14x14 floor, 20x12 bass drum. If it works out I'll sell my 12x8 and 22x14 drums.
My 13" is a WFL mahogany, and my 14 and 20 are totally rebuilt from scratch and rewraps. Oyster Blue Pearl. I just can't get rid of them. All are Ludwig 60's 3-ply with rerings.
Yep, another 20" guy here!
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I’d feel funny with a little 20 and then a 14 staring back at me, especially if there was a 10 on the kit as well. It probably works just fine, but I once saw a picture of me at a radio show with my band and I had only a snare on front of me. It looked like a toy and I looked like a giant.

Doesn’t mean anything to a real gig and I’m sure it would be fine but that’s my initial reaction. Too used to playing 22 or 24 and at least 13 and 16.
 

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I gig with my 10/12/14/20 Yamaha's. We play classic rock and country and some new stuff and they sound great. We have an excellent sound guy though.
 

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