Biggest kit you have ever owned?

vintagedrummersweden

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OH MY!!! That is the ONLY other vintage photo I have ever seen on DFO with another SYNARE! That looks like a 3 in the pic! My "large kit" pic showed mine as well a few pages back around 1981. Very cool indeed, seeing that made my morning!
I just found out that a local drummer threw his two Synare drums away, since he was tired of them... if only I had phoned him a couple of months earlier...
 

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OH MY!!! That is the ONLY other vintage photo I have ever seen on DFO with another SYNARE! That looks like a 3 in the pic! My "large kit" pic showed mine as well a few pages back around 1981. Very cool indeed, seeing that made my morning!
LOL, yes it was a synare 3. I gigged with it back in the 80's when some cover tunes really needed it to sound true to the original.
 

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I do have 16" hats, but they're super heavy concert band crashes - about 1600g each so ... they really don't sound as big and sloshy as you might think. They do move some air though - my boy and I were playing shirtless in the bonus room one chilly morning a few years ago and I kept stopping - man there is a SERIOUS breeze coming from that window. Not just a draft, it was a freezy breeze.

Turns out it was the hats.
 

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I have a Ludwig kit with 2 20"bd's, 12,13,14,16,18 toms, and a Gretsch kit with 1 22" bd, 13,14,15,16 toms. The other kits are 4 or 2 piece kits.
Last fall I ran an 8 week course at a local elementary school and for fun we put together a kit with 2 32" bd's, 3 snares, and a whole pile of stuff to hit....a true set of "traps".
Here's a kit that I wouldn't want to own as it's too big to fit in my house.....but would be cool to build an addition for, however it would not move....
bt
 

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I have a whole shell bank of Club Customs but the most I've ever set up at once in a kit is a 6 piece (including a snare). I've had three different configurations: kick, 3 racks, floor tom; kick, 2 racks, two floor toms; two different kicks, 1 rack, two floor toms.
(I guess technically having multiple snares on the kits would make my kits bigger, but I'm not counting those as part of the "main" kit.)
 

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On the road with this from 1973 – 1977: 2 x 24" BD, 6"/8"/10"/12"/13"/14" single-head toms, 12" x 15" and 18" x 20" double-headed toms, Fibes fiberglass snare, a bunch of Zildjians and a 34" Paiste gong.

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The gong was stolen out of a recording studio in 1977; sold the rest in 1982.
 

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My current Mapex Orion kit is the biggest kit I've owned: 8x8, 10x8, 12x8, 13x10 toms; 14x14, 15x15, 16x16, 18x16 floor toms; 20x16, 22x16, 24x16 bass drums; various snares to choose from (but only use one at a time). But I never use it all at once.

The biggest kit I've had and actually used would by my Tama Imperialstar in the late '80s/early '90s: 6, 8, 10 Remo Rototoms; 12x8, 13x9, 14x10 toms; 16x16, 18x16 floor toms; 2-22x14 bass drums; and two snares.
 

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This Slingerland kit I've owned for 10 years. Finally getting pics of the entire kit. Slingerland Goss Yellow. 1978/79 all but the 14 ×14" floor tom are 3 ply shells. The 14" floor tom is a 5 ply shell.They are sizes 8x12" 9x13 " 14 × 14 " 16 × 16 " (2) 14×22 bass drums. 6 1/2×14" soundking. Man I love this kit.
 

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My first Professional quality kit purchased back in 1979 when I was 18 began as a Gretsch natural maple lacquer 18/12/14 - I had aspirations to be the next Tony Williams ( yeah right), then it morphed in a
22/18 bass ;6,8,10,12 double headed rack toms , 14,16 floor toms and snare - all with memriloc hardware . Had that kit till about 1993 and traded it in on a much smaller Yamaha Recording Custom kit .I attached a pic of part of it below .

I currently have a Noble and Cooley Horizon series shell Bank . Sizes are :
20,24” bass 10,12,13, rack toms , 14,16” floor toms .
I rarely use it larger than a 5 piece . I usually split up as follows :
24/13/16 or 20/10/12/14
Some pics of various configs I use are attached .
 

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