oh man I wanted one of those so badly when I lived in New York 20 years ago ... couldn't afford the asking price.cinemadrummer2001 said:Looking for a Modern Drum shop 18,12,15 nesting kit.
Good thoughts on a lot of the solutions! Ive often wondered about these nesting kits myself. In addition to the weight you have a lot more assembly/disassembly. So i guess it depends on the situation. Single headed drums, less drums , nesting, compact sizes are all a possibility with strenghths and drawbacks. Personally Ive chosen to have a nice collection of fine sounding instruments that I can draw from. I try not to think about transportation too much. I have a good rock and roller cart and most gigs are not too taxing on the load in/out. But we all have our cross to bear!kb said:I don't know why you specifically want that brand or sizes, but I've got some rambling after-gig thoughts on nesting/compact kits....
From what I've seen, early nesting kits (like the rumored Slingerand made for Mel Lewis) were 12/15/20. Later on, both Modern Drum Shop and DrummersWorld (and maybe Precision) seemed to favor 10/14/18. Yamaha had the Hip Gig 10/13/deep 16 (heavy!) Penguin has nesting kits too.
For me, the problem with nesting kits is the Weight. Yeah, it's less pieces, but the one BIG piece weighs a ton. And you have to remove the legs from the floor tom, so now you have to put them somewhere else, thus increasing the weight of your hardware case.
Years ago I made a single headed nesting 12/14/20 from orphans. It was heavy, and single heads don't sound right for what I play.
Later I had an 8x10 and 11x13 made for me by MapleWorks. I'd stack the 10 on the 13, fold the legs around to hold the 10 in place, and put 'em in a 16x16 bag. They sound GREAT for fusion/funk/gospel, but not right for jazz, blues, americana or Broadway shows. They travel fairly well, but are still heavy and bulky.
Had a brief fling with "shallow" drums, Ludwig 6x10, 8x13 or 14, 10x20. Already knew the tom diameters wouldn't work for me, and I foolishly didn't give the bass drum enough time before I sold it.
So, I don't know....I think a nesting 12/15 or 10/14 tom combo could be good, but stuffing them into a bass drum means a heavy load. And, you still have to remove the floor tom legs....
My solution these days is to bring only one, or no toms, if the gig is low bread, or has difficult load-in or parking.
Anyway, best of luck to you!
You need to remember, Whitney kits come with bags, the Quickframe, mounting hardware and cymbal arms. So when this is considered they are not priced that badly. They are by far the lightest nesting kit made today. Darn good sounding too.JazzDrumGuy said:Last time I went into my local music store, they had a new Whitney kit that I believe was a nesting one. 12/14/18 but it was $1.5K or slightly higher........
Rick, okay but they don't do it for me visually. I have a small Gretsch SSB w/16" bass (ex-FT) for those cramped gigs......RickP said:You need to remember, Whitney kits come with bags, the Quickframe, mounting hardware and cymbal arms. So when this is considered they are not priced that badly. They are by far the lightest nesting kit made today. Darn good sounding too.Last time I went into my local music store, they had a new Whitney kit that I believe was a nesting one. 12/14/18 but it was $1.5K or slightly higher........
That is a nice set! Is it very heavy when all 3 drums are nested together?wolfereeno said:Any interest in a Precision Drums nesting kit? 10,12,15,18. It's a great sounding fun kit.
This is my actual kit demo'd by Gary at Precision, although the purple color is way more intense in real life.
My intention was if I was transporting it nested, I'd pick just one of the toms.