Floor Tom Addition Advice

fibes3

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Have Eames drum company in Massachusetts make a 15 x 15 floor tom.
 

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i played a 10x14,16x16,16x16 for many years. Then a 10x14,16x16,16x18.The note spread and sound was way better with a 16 and 18.
 
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Thanks everyone for your reply’s. I received so much good information and I really appreciated so much!!

Sincerely,

Siggy
 

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I was thinking 16x18. Otherwise 14x14. I never understood the double 16 FT's unless the 14x deep will tune down to a regular 16x16 and the 16x deep can tune lower than a regular 16x16, and tuning both like that is odd to me.
Depends on where you tune, I guess. I ordered my 1997 Ludwig kit with 13/16/16, but I tune the middle 16" up to 14" land. Sounds fantastic. I tend to tune all of my drums pretty bright, though. The 90's Ludwigs had a pretty insane tuning range.

I guess the answer is, if 16" isn't "low enough" go 18"..... if you're looking at a middle size, a 15" could work really well.

-Ryan
 

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I would go with a 16 x 18 given your current sizes. I run a 8 x 12 tom along with a 14x14 and 16x 16. I don't think there is enough spread between a 9x13 and a 14x14.

If I play a four piece, it is either a 12, 14f, 20bd, or a 13, 16f, 22bd.
 

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13/16/18 player here. I have a 14x14 for the same kit and I rarely ever use it, it simply doesn’t tune down low enough for me.
 


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