I guess that depends on how many drums you are using. All my gigs were usually four piece and three cymbals. I was late for a gig once, had 20 minutes to be set up and playing. Everyone wanted to help. Told them to get the hell out of the way. We started on time.It takes to long to get these bad boys set up just right to be breaking them down and moving them constantly.
How do you like the clip-on BD spurs?I have only really had one drum set at a time with a choice of snare drums and cymbals. In the last 20 years have had 6 but very happy with the most recent one which was custom built for me here. It's a bop kit suited to the stuff I play .. 12 x 8 rack tom, 14 x 14 floor tom, 18 x 14 bass drum and a Brad View attachment 408597 y 12 x 7 block snare.
I am not sure where the BD spurs come from nor the clip-on floor tom leg fittings. The local Custom builder seems to like no intrusion into shell and could very well have sourced things from Precision. I found them useful as when I added a BD pedal riser I could move the spurs to get a better angle on the legs.How do you like the clip-on BD spurs?
Those are the ones from Precision, right?
…been thinking along the same lines lately.
Same here; I had a similar Rogers like yours in Blue Sparkle and I cry every time I read a reply like yours and I would do the same. But now I'm in a deli-ma; my large late 80"s Classic Ludwig's are in the house and my new 5 piece Classic Maple is stored in the truck. I couldn't get rid of either one right now but if the house is on fire I'm afraid it would take too long to move 9 drums outside.I can never answer this particular question....too much to think about and too much time to think about it.
So I look at it this way: Your house is on fire. You can only save one kit before the house comes down. Which kit do you grab?
THAT question makes it a lot easier, at least for me...
60s Rogers Holiday in Red Onyx. 14x20/24, 9x13, 8x12, 16x16, 5x14 Powertone COB. In my other hand I would grab my Ks. lol
Why? Partially because of sentiment (my first kit), partially because they would be harder to replace than my Tamas, and partially because they have the "mojo" my other kits don't.
A shell bank is a great way to have "one kit". I've been doing this for a while with black Rogers orphans. If I had to for financial reasons I'd sell both Ludwig super classics, buy a black Rogers orphan 22" and a 13" to add to 20/12/14 (x10)/16/16 I have now. Here's a backyard pic. I added another Swivo-era 16" to the pile this summer because i couldn't bear leaving it in that dusty pawnshop.Yamaha Club Customs. I've been fortunate enough to acquire a whole shell bank, but if I had to pick one kit configuration, would probably go with 20/10/12/14/16. That would cover just about anything I think.
Maaaaaaybe my CCs, too. Right now, though, it would be my mid-'90s Recording Customs (12/14FT/22). But like I said in another thread, I'm always bouncing around from kit to kit when the inspiration strikes, so if this question was asked 3 months ago, I might've had a different response!Yamaha Club Customs. I've been fortunate enough to acquire a whole shell bank, but if I had to pick one kit configuration, would probably go with 20/10/12/14/16. That would cover just about anything I think.