I dunno the reasons for nixing Pearl/Tama/etc.. Since Yamaha is out, I'm guessing it's a straightup import issue, in which case Sidekick makes a kit:
Thats what I was thinking, a heavy or large diameter cymbal and some hard playing could make that skinny BD pretty unstable, and with a tom hanging off of it, well, it could get ugly.I have my ride mounted on the BD of my Wayfarer 10x20 with an INDe mount. At first I thought it was going to topple the whole thing, but it seems fine after some adjusting. I have a thin-medium weight cymbal on there. I don't think I'd try much more. A tom mount might even the weight a bit? That 12" tom weighs nothing.
I just don’t like “ Asian “ drums . It has zero to do with nationalism. They just all have a generic quality to them I don’t like .I dunno the reasons for nixing Pearl/Tama/etc.. Since Yamaha is out, I'm guessing it's a straightup import issue, in which case Sidekick makes a kit:
My DW Low Pro Kit has become my rehearsal and occasional gig kit . It sounds surprisingly good . It all packs up in a rolling suitcase style drum case . I can even trigger the bass and snare with my Roland TM-1 which I do frequently . It has a tiny footprint too . The SNOM that came with the kit is crap and I sold it immediately .
I just can’t see paying that much ....
Agreed. In fact, Josh made this video where he hangs 2 cymbals, a tom, and a cowbell off the bass drum of a WaFarer set along with his Ultralight hardware. Things look a little wobbly in action. Part of it is likely due to the "springiness" built in to his brackets, but it would make me a bit uncomfortable seeing my set swaying around like that while playing.Thats what I was thinking, a heavy or large diameter cymbal and some hard playing could make that skinny BD pretty unstable, and with a tom hanging off of it, well, it could get ugly.
I’d like to see more of this kit !!The little kit I built for myself some years ago has 10× 20 bass drum, and I love it. Not sure how clear it is in the pic, but this was one time it really came in handy - The front of the drum was right on the edge of the riser I had to set up on. A wider drum just wouldn't have worked . It was pretty cramped as it was. View attachment 481209
For house parties and such maybe go electronic, you can control volume that way, just a suggestion,I can foresee needing a small kit for house parties , small stage gigs etc .
I’m pretty sure my mind is made up .
I don’t see that much space saved with a deeper bass drum , and I liketge idea of 20x10 . How can you beat this Inde kit ?
It’s right under $1200 .
I’m not interested in Yamaha or Tama
or Pearl . Can any other USA company beat the Wayfarer kits ? Or come close ??
I would get the aluminum. View attachment 480778