This.Also, keep in mind that after months of looking at and playing smaller drums, your 13/16/22 LOOKS huge, but, if you looked at and played only that kit for eight months, it would look and feel "normal."
if you are comfortable playing this way, don’t port the head on the 20” I read that the port has an affect on bottom end. On my 20” I have a full head with 3 small holes on each side to let air release. It’s got a good punch and a good bottom end.I am trying to get myself use to a 20/14/12 (or 20/16/14/12) setup after years of playing a 22/16/12 simply for a reduction in space/weight and better tom positioning. Personally I hate 13" toms, mostly due to the extra inch needed for positioning. Having said that, while the 20" kick gives a good punch, I really miss the low end of the 22" bass, especially in unmiced situations. The toms are the same for me, so that's a wash.
Unless you are playing hard bop or something, I think the 22/16/13 set up is fine.
Thank you for the suggestion. I’ll give it a shot, and that’s a beauty of a drum set.My main reason for not using a 13” is they are usually 9
if you are comfortable playing this way, don’t port the head on the 20” I read that the port has an affect on bottom end. On my 20” I have a full head with 3 small holes on each side to let air release. It’s got a good punch and a good bottom end. View attachment 406816
Fair enough. I tend to like my drums lower and my body slightly elevated above the drums. That means the toms need to be a bit lower than I can get with a 13” drum. By the way, I’m the same height as you.I have a 24/13/16. I’m 5’ 10” and have no problem positioning the 13 on a snare stand within easy reach.
Ludwig super classic or Vintage Premier kits from 70’s which are mostly in 22/16/13 international sizes.I have two sets in the 13-16-22 configuration (I think you are talking Ludwigs, right?) but do not gig them. I love the size of the kit.
However, I am building a 20-12-14 set which I think will be easier to gig for quick setup and transportation.
Oh it is definitely easier compared to a 22/16/13. You can probably carry the whole drum set with your hands with 16/13/10, use of space, setup time is less..trust me I have had both configurations. I sold the little kit years ago and now I want another one.I'm wondering why you think 16/13/10 is going to be faster to setup than 18/14/12. Or 22/16/13.