Same size rack toms

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Has / is anyone using two up in the same size? Now that I have two 12” club custom toms I’m thinking about just tuning one higher and using both. Why not?
 

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Sure. I use a 12” maple/walnut shell tuned high and a 12” Club Custom tuned medium low and this is for louder rock type music. Experimenting with using different heads along with the different tunings can get a nice spread in tone between the two same diameter shells.
 

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I've had a Rogers Top Hat kit for years now, with two 12" rack toms and that kit is incredible. You can easily tune the two toms to different pitches and get a whole array of tones out of the kit. No problems whatsoever in that!
 

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Grestch had a catalog kit in the 70's that came with 2-8x12. Cozy Powell 2-12x15, Mick Tucker 2-8x12 and a 9x13, Henry Weck 2-8x12, Neal Smith 2-8x12.
 

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I have a Rogers Top Hat with two 12's. Very easy to get different pitches, and kind of nice having the smaller tom rather than a 13, saves some space up there.
 

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Ludwigs first Hollywood kits , early 60’s pre serial came with 2 /12’s on top of the 22 , no problem getting even thirds or fourths.
My Rogers Londoner has 2 /13’s
Same deal , tuning no prob. The 13 sounds really good with a higher tuning. My ocd prefers the even and balanced look of same size toms :)
 

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Of all the sizes available for this I think the 12 reigns supreme. Most of them have quite a decent range; so what if one batter is tighter than the other. I do this with varied size toms to get more spread.
 

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What I'm dying to do is set up a huge Orange Swirl kit - double bass, 20" and 22" - two 12" toms and three floor toms - 14" 14" and 16" - How fun would that be?!
Going to put one of the 14"'s on the left? (Assuming right handed set up)
 


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