Wow , that sounds amazing ...I have a DW Low Pro kit that I use for rehearsals , jams and the occasional outdoor gig . The bass needs to be mixed for sure . The Toms sound ok . The SNOM is terrible and I sold it immediately .
I just commissioned Gary Posey of Summit drums to make me a travel kit . It will be steambent curly maple .
20 x 10 bass ; 12 x 6 rack and 14 x 7 hanging floor Tom . This was inspired by the N&C Star series kits . I may add a 10 x 5 and 16 x 8 to it next year . The drums will have Stellar Wood Hoops , Slingerland Repro Beavertail lugs and INDe mounts for the Toms and INDe bass drum spurs .
Nice! I tried to get one of those a year ago but they got delayed for months so I ended up with the Midtown. Love it and never had an issue with the wrap or anything else.Thanks for the input. Getting the New Yorker by PDP in pink sparkle.
I will be using auxiliary percussion with this kit. It will be a little big kit on occasion.
Exactly right, plus requiring all that hardware doesn't do anything to lighten your load. Mounting drums off heavy stands with a wide leg spread is counterproductive if you want to reduce the weight and stage footprint of your kit.To me, that design kind of defeats the purpse of having a tiny kit. The way the toms have to fly off of stands make it all more difficult to set up and the whole point of a compact kit (or at least a lot of it) is convenience.
In fairness, I posted ads from 2001 issue of MD. In the intervening 20 years the industry came a long way in design and in terms of hardware, portability, etc. I just found it interesting to be reminded that this design went back further than I recalled.Exactly right, plus requiring all that hardware doesn't do anything to lighten your load. Mounting drums off heavy stands with a wide leg spread is counterproductive if you want to reduce the weight and stage footprint of your kit.
Kits like the Sonor Safari and Tama Metro Jam are more practical because the rack tom and ride cymbal mount from a single post on the bass drum and the floor toms have conventional legs (three floor tom legs are a lot lighter than any stand needed to support even a small tom). This approach also allows you to use lightweight stands rather than heftier ones for any other cymbals you may use, all of which makes for a more lighter and compact kit.
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