AHM Tom Sizes - Input Requested

jmato

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I’m taking the plunge and ordering an AHM. Unfortunately, I cannot stroll down to the corner Yamaha store and try all the different tom sizes.

I play everything from 60’s to today, guitar-based rock mostly, although I have the odd opportunity to play other genres now and again. This will definitely be a gigging kit. I play 3 to 5 pieces depending on the gig. Max 2-up.

I’m deciding between a 14x24 and 14x22.

Floor tom-wise I am leaning toward 14 and 16.

For rack toms I am up in the air.
Looking for recommendations from those of you who have played AHM kits. Are any sizes particularly wonderful, or easier/tougher to tune? Other tie-breakers?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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I went for standard sizes and am so glad I did. So for me, 10x7, 12x8, 13x9. No issues with tuning of course….
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I only know the AHM that a local jazz club owns sounds great, 12/14/20, and to me theses sizes offer the ultimate versatility (when mic'ed). I would say 12" rack tom is a standard that fits in with any set or genre. You need to know if you like a 13 or a 10 to go with it (not necessary). 13/16 is a classic combo I would use often, but 12 and 13 are rather close to each other. 10" is not really a rock tom sound to me, more a latin/fusion sound.
 


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