The tom mount for a no-tom-kitIf I’m repurposing old shells I can change tom mounts, so what is the lightest type of Tom mount to use?
It would be great if some of the Inde drummers (or Josh) post the weights of the various drums in the kit, so we can compare with the ones we have.I play an INDe 18/15/12 setup very close in depths to INDe's new Wayfarer setups and they sound huge and fantastic. Also very lightweight. I can't recommend them enough.
A better sounding alternative might be Pearl Maters Maple Reserve.Several drummers I know have purchased the smaller drum kits that are lighter and can be packed on top of one another in one or two vinyl bags. The sizes are much smaller with bass drum being about 18" and toms are smaller and resemble deep pie plates. With some sets the floor tom and snare can be attached to the bass drum by metal tubes. A regular snare can be used with a snare stand as an option. They can be stacked and placed in one or two cases.
I believe Pearl, Yamaha and possibly Ludwig were making these. Perfect for jazz gigs because they sound great. Since I turned 70, I get tired of lugging heavy drums around for a $50.00 gig. Can anyone recommend a specific set that you use?
I have been told that some stores are not selling these any longer and the best option would be a private sale or eBay. I don't want to spend an arm and a leg but by the same token I don't want poor qualite. Maybe a range of $400 - $500.
Not a Gretsch Catalina Club set, more compact. Hope everyone is doing well I've been playing a lot and have gotten out of the loop. Covid-19 has done a number on all of us who want to play out again.