Asking for a friend...a light...new kit

dtk

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My friend has more natural talent than I....but not as much drive to gig...partly because of the weight of his kit (early 90s Pearl World Series).

What would you recommend ...for good sounding, light drums? He's close to DCP...so hopefully we'll do a field trip at some point....

He's not really gigging these days...so the drums don't have to be top of the line...22 or 20 BD.
 

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For a traditional kit , probably the lightest would be a Sakae Trilogy kit - sadly they have folded up shop and Korg is going to try and make these in China now .

The Whitney Nesting Penguin wood hoop kits are by far the lightest drums I have ever owned or seen . Entire four piece shells weigh less than 35lbs nested .
 

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Everybody here says Inde drums are super light.

I had one of those PDP wood hooped kits. Those were really light as well
 

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I've never found the drums themselves to be all that heavy. It's the hardware that really weighs things down. Just get some decent light-weight stands.
 

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I can remember a thread where people weighed their 8x12 toms, but it wasn't on here. How bad do we want to know?
 

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The Yamaha Tour Customs are very light.
I appreciate them more and more every time I have to haul them to the car and they sound great.
 

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New drums - Inde
Vintage drums - Ludwig Standard

Post-post edit:
My Ludwig Standard weight specs:
14x22 15lbs
16x16 w/o legs 10lbs
9x13 7lbs
8x12 6lbs
 
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I ordered an INDe kit earlier this year for this exact reason. It’s been to about 5 gigs thus far and I couldn’t be happier. Happy to answer any questions if desired.
 

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Those drums would look so much better with a direct shell mount. RIMS drive me crazy.
 

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