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Tiny House management. You put them up, play them and then switch out to another. Keeps me young!! :)

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I’d have to keep 2. My sonor phonic with 22 and 18 bass drums and my sonor hilite with 20 and converted 15 bass drums.

But I’d also need a thin shelled vintage kit so I’d have to keep my sonor teardrops with 20 kick.

I’d sell my Gretsch and Ludwig’s and my other 2 Sonor’s. I can live with that if need be…
 

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My Ludwig 3 ply thermogloss big beat set. It has definitely seen better days cosmetically, but that just adds to the charm in my opinion. I have owned lots of other kits over the years but I always come back to this one. Best sounding drums I have ever owned and the set up works for everything.
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2017 Ludwig Downbeat. Looks retro; can sound modern or retro depending on head selection.

Fortunately, the premise of this thread does not include cymbals or snare drums.
 

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CW do you keep the Tama as your Hard Rock set? : D

Wait whats the 5th set there looks like Yamaha

Yeah, the '84 Superstars are the only "hard" rock kit I have. And the only kit I bought new since then. So some sentimental value. I sold off some of those extra toms too. Back to the
original 12,13,16,22 original configuration.....plus a mint 10" tom I recently ran into. Yeah, the 5th set in that photo was a 1980 Yamaha YD9000 real wood (all birch) in rock sizes like my Superstar.
But they were so similar in size and tone that I sold that one about a year ago. It was the 5th one left at that time. Hated to see it go too.
 
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But they were so similar in size and tone that I sold that one about a year ago. It was the 5th one left at that time. Hated to see it go too.
That's the thing a lot of people missed, I think. 80's Superstar and Yamaha recording aren't much different in sound. The better deal for the $ then is Tama, to get that sound.
 

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My 1975 Slingerland 3 plies 22 13 16 with a Rogers Fullerton 12 that has Slingerland lugs .

My favorite drummers - Karstein, Helm , Hawkins used American 3 plies on their greatest recordings and even though they were Ludwigs , the shells are pretty much the same .

Bass drum is an absolute killer and the 16 is one of the few I've owned that dials in right , every time , all the time .

Deep emotional connection with these tubs .

The rest of my drums I'd sell and buy 1973 Ludwig silver sparkles ( clear int's ) , then , if I was allowed only one kit , I'd let the Slingies go too .

It never ends does it ?
 
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You decided to downsize , maybe you decided to get a tiny house .
You absolutely only have room for one drum set which kit are you going to keep ?

We just did exactly that. The kids had all gone, we bought a much smaller house down the beach, and just sold the big family home.

So yeah, I had to rationalize a lot of things, not just drums... so some drums, guitars, basses, amps, cabinets, rackmount PA, workshop gear, a huge stock of building materials and pushbikes had to go.

With the drums, I sold my Tempus kit (gulp) and kept my Tama kit, and also kept my Bikini kit (in bags) just in case I ever need to gig again.

I've just ordered a new powered mixer, so that will free up some space in my smaller music room, and I've now only got two guitar amps, a 1x15 bass rig, a Strat, LP and P bass setup.

It's all I need really, so I don't feel short changed at all.

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About to go through this exercise. Going from 8 kits to 3 or 4. Maybe less. On the keep pile so far: 60’s Rogers 20-12-14 in Steel Gray ripple, J-M 20-10-12-14, and Oriollo 22-13-16. The real debate is if I should also keep the Rogers 22-13-16 in SGR.
 

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Right now ... this one.

Noble & Cooley Horizon
22,12,13,14f,16f

I had them build this one for me a few years ago for a film.
I have since really taken to it ... took some time to warm up to it, but I'm there.
It has a nice warmth ... very woody ... and an unbelievable presence.
It plays like an old vintage kit ... but with a more rounded and upfront tone.
There's a few more kits here, but this one is getting the most record time.
Surprising when considering the other kits available.



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So, what’s unique about the Horizon line compared to other N&C lines?
 

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So, what’s unique about the Horizon line compared to other N&C lines?

Honestly, not entirely sure.
They utilize African Mahogany on the inside of the Maple shells.
The shell ply layup is “Horizontal” … hence the Horizon name.
I guess that has some play into the deep warm and present tones.
I have them setup next to a Mapex Orion kit and they are two VERY different playing kits.
The Horizon has kept me from pulling the trigger on quite a few vintage kits.
I just can’t justify having kits that sound similar.
That‘s why I’m currently selling/trading some kits.
 

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Grain direction is considered by some to have an effect on the sound of a drum.
Typically, wood grain runs in a (more or less) vertical attitude.
 

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Honestly, not entirely sure.
They utilize African Mahogany on the inside of the Maple shells.
The shell ply layup is “Horizontal” … hence the Horizon name.
I guess that has some play into the deep warm and present tones.
I have them setup next to a Mapex Orion kit and they are two VERY different playing kits.
The Horizon has kept me from pulling the trigger on quite a few vintage kits.
I just can’t justify having kits that sound similar.
That‘s why I’m currently selling/trading some kits.
Horizontal grain I presume. If I understand correctly, Jeff Kirsch seems critical of horizontal grain in the bearing edges in terms of longevity.

Guessing the Orions are cannons compared to the Horizons.
 

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It would likely be my Gretsch round badge in black. I have 12, 14, 16 toms. Then the 18” and 22” kicks to swap out. But I’d still want to keep my DW 22.12.13.14/16 setup to do my Gadson thang.
 

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