Biggest kit you have ever owned?

CC Cirillo

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Boy do I feel inadequate. My biggest kit only had two rack toms, one floor tom and—wait for it!—one 14” roto tom!

Some amazing kits here. I’m wondering how many of you who still have them play out with these kits.
 

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Boy do I feel inadequate. My biggest kit only had two rack toms, one floor tom and—wait for it!—one 14” roto tom!

Some amazing kits here. I’m wondering how many of you who still have them play out with these kits.
All my kits are current. When I did play out I used a 6 piece kit. If I had a roadie, then I would use at least 12 pieces.
 

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I can't find the pictures, but several years ago I picked up an 70's/ early 80's Ludwig in cherry stain.
Sizes:
Toms: 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 rack toms
Floor toms: 18, 20
Bass drums: 26, 24
Snare: 14x8 Ludwig Coliseum

Oh how I wish I had this kit when I was in my teens, as opposed to my late 40's when it hurt my shoulder to play because the cymbals were so high up to accomodate the deep toms and wide layout of the kit.
 

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This my passion, you know? This is- this is the essence of who I am now. But before I had this, I was lost too. You see what I'm saying? You need to find...your reason for- for living, man. You've got to find, your big, just gigantic drum kit, you know?
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I totally forgot about this set when I posted previously. Back in 2007 I decided I wanted a double bass set again, so I purchased this 8-piece Pearl Export set. Fun set to play, but the tone was not so great. When I purchased my Ludwig set in 2011 I gave these to my son, who now has them at his house.

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OK Boomer... (LOL! Sorry, could not resist!) I FREAKIN' LOVE THAT COLOR!!! What is it called, Root Beer? Just stunning!
Yeah, I've been hearing that lately. The color is Root Beer Burst. Beautiful color. I sold this set a couple of years ago because it just wasn't being played anymore. My gigging kit now is 12/14/20/14s. Quite a bit of difference.
 

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This my passion, you know? This is- this is the essence of who I am now. But before I had this, I was lost too. You see what I'm saying? You need to find...your reason for- for living, man. You've got to find, your big, just gigantic drum kit, you know? View attachment 429068
Well, I think it would probably be a good experiment for all drummers to experience having a large kit at least once in a lifetime. It's just good fun, if nothing else.

One of the kits I have now is the largest I've ever owned (though it's still only a 7-piece), and it is fun to play on. But I'd never use it in a seven-piece configuration for the kind of pop/rock gigs that I do. A regular old four or five piece kit is all I ever gig with.

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My biggest kit was my 1980 Gretsch kit in walnut finish: I bought it new as a 8x12, 9x13, 16x16, 14x22 with a matching 5x14 snare. The next summer I ordered a 6.5x10 and a 10x14 to make it a 7-piece. I usually played it with a timbale on the left, and (at the craziest) about 15 cymbals! Hi-hats, 2 rides, 5 crashes, 2 chinas, and 5 splashes. All on a Pearl rack!! :)
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I can't compete with Bandit but these are the biggest kits I've owned. I still have both kits.

1st pic: 1979 Slingerlands early on (notice the early days of double bass pedals, the DW second pedal attaches to bass drum with a crooked beater rod and was used with main pedal. It felt very unnatural)
2nd & 3rd pics: the Slingerlands later on (Don't have a pic of the current configuration)
4th pic: Bradys without the concert toms
5th pic: Bradys with DW concert toms
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I had a ten piece Slingerland with two bass drums. Had them long enough to clean, repair and re-head before I sold them. Playing them brought no joy and moving them even less. Give me a four piece bop kit and I,m happy.
 

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Thank you, all of you, for making me feel better about my biggest kit ever, which I have about 900 dollars sunk into. At some point I'll set these all up together for some photos, probaby when Big Rona starts getting me down.

Yamaha Stage Custom Birch in natural finish
8x7
10x7
12x8
13x9
14x14
16x16
14x18
17x22
5.5x14

I think my previous largest was 6 pieces. My current Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple will be a seven piece 10/12/14/16/18bd/22bd/6x14sn when the 14 and 18 get here from China.

Anyway, here's some of them. 8/10/12/14/18 with a Yamaha Recording Custom 5x14 aluminum snare.

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