Drummers that used bigger cymbals/drums live but smaller in the studio.

Ludwig26

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Apart from these aforementioned drummers: Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free),
Used 18" Gretsch kick drum&13&14" toms in the studio on ALL of Bad Company's studio albums,
But live used:live Ludwig 26 15&20,
Ian Paice : live -Ludwig 26 16 18 20,
Later on augmented with 6-15 concert toms,
In the studio: 22" 16 18 20,
SO...... who else used bigger live/smaller studio apart from these drummers?.
 

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I have used a 22" bass drum in the studio, but I typically play with a 20" bass live. I do it simply because the smaller bass takes up less space in my car, is easier to position my rack tom, and I'm used to it. I do love the low end thump of bigger bass drums.
 

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I don't think Randy Castillo used this... behemoth in the studio with Ozzy.
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But he used ALL of it live, during his solo:

 

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I remember an interview with Dale Crover where he said he often used a smaller bass drum in the studio.
 

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Good post, though I think the info about Simon Kirke's studio setup is a bit off. Here's a MD interview from 1983:

MD: You said that when Bad Company was formed, you decided to change your kit.

SK: Yes. When Bad Company started, I decided I wanted bigger drums. I had been using a 22″ bass drum with 13″ and 16″ tom toms, so I moved up a few inches to a 26″ bass drum with 10x14 and 20x18 tom-toms.

MD: What make were they?

SK: Ludwig. I had an endorsement with Ludwig, but now my contract has run out. I can say that they were very good drums, but my favorite make is Gretsch. I’ve got some which I use in the studio. Practically all the Bad Company albums were done on a Gretsch kit; a small kit because you don’t need big drums for recording.

MD: How small?

SK: A 22″ bass drum, 13″ tom, and 14x14 floor tom. With the recording facilities these days, you just don’t need a big kit. The only concession I make in the studio is to take off the front head for the engineer’s peace of mind. When I was first told to do it, I told them to go and stuff themselves, but I realized soon afterwards that it was necessary to get the microphone inside the bass drum, facing the batter head.
 

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Ian Paice kit owned by Paolo Sburlati. Great photos of Ian in action and the kit itself and some bio info. 10x16 tom on a snare stand. I don't think that snare stand could have held a larger drum.
Paolo had a book called Ludwig: Yesterday and Today. Worth tracking down but I recall Bun stating that the binding left a lot to be desired.
http://www.ludwigdrummer.com/Articles/Mini Article on Ian Paice Drums/Ian Paices Drums Mini Article.htm
 


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