Actually, you're probably right. I was thinking more of the "club" size kits (standard kit configuration but with smaller drums), not the true "cocktail kits." Sorry for the confusion.I played a WFL one for a bit as well as a Remo/conga version...
I disagree with Rick...I think you'd save some space...
The downside IMO is most versions have you playing standing up...it gets old over time....and a bit painful.
I also think depending on the gig and size of the toms..you might not have the best sonic options...The WFL I had would have been great for a brushes gig...the snare under the head didn't make for the best rock snare sound..
I like this little kit. My Grandfather had one from the 40's or50's very similar to yours. Sure wish I could have gotten ahold of it.I pieced this cocktail kit together for last minute jams in tight spaces. I play it sitting down, so no strain from standing. I can carry the whole thing without taking it apart and fit it in my Subaru. Gets the job done and provides som creative challenges.
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Mine is a just budget floor tom, a popcorn snare, and a coupe cymbal arms. Ludwig Atlas mounts are your friend when it comes to cobbling one of these together!I like this little kit. My Grandfather had one from the 40's or50's very similar to yours. Sure wish I could have gotten ahold of it.