TALK ME DOWN! I really want this cool maple drum set... BUT I do not have room! WHAT DO I DO?

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I wouldn’t worry about the floating 14. I put legs on mine. Original PDP parts are very reasonable. It also taught me the 2x4 in a vice technique for drilling drums.
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I wouldn’t worry about the floating 14. I put legs on mine. Original PDP parts are very reasonable. It also taught me the 2x4 in a vice technique for drilling drums.
JH
Stupid (and OT) question: what is this 2x4 in a vice technique?
 

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Stupid (and OT) question: what is this 2x4 in a vice technique?
Put a 2" x 4" in a vice 2" side up and place the drum shell over the 2"x 4" where you want to drill your holes for support.
 

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I learned a while back, that it wasn’t the next snare drum I was collecting.
It was the feeling I got from the acquisition that I was chasing.
For me the feeling came from my first pawn shop rescue. I picked up an expensive, desirable snare for peanuts and the thrill of that score drove me to collect player-level snares.
I wasn’t interested in shelling out big bucks for collectibles or vintage. I just wanted those deals where you discovered a quality drum and bought it for a song.
I remember the one that broke me of the habit.
Was in Guitar Center and found a used Black Panther Versatis. The drum guys didn’t know what it was and hadn’t priced it.
I asked for a price and they said, $200.
They retailed for about 3 times that if memory serves.
I texted a photo of the drum to my wife and told her the price.
She responded, “….and”
For some reason that dismissal of my excitement was the cold slap I needed.
She knew I had 30 snares and only played 2 or 3 while dust gathered on the wall of drums in our spare bedroom.
I had never looked at my collecting from an outside perspective before that moment.
It was accomplishing nothing for me.
It was scratching a very temporary itch that would simply return the moment this feeling of a score wore off. Then it would be on to another drum, for collecting more dust.
I marvel at others collections.
And I haven’t sold any of my own, yet.
But the desire to add more for me is almost gone. I know I am not chasing drums, but rather chasing that feeling of found treasure.
 

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You can NEVER go wrong will Bill!(& his staff @porkpie) I've had him work on 1 offs, custom build me some great drums & his edge work is superior! I strongly recommend him without hesitation.
 

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I recently bought an old 3-piece set of Premier XPKs. They were eh, and I didn’t really get a chance to play them. I sold them and almost broke even. The day after I sold them I found a 5-piece set of Yamaha Stage Customs with mounting hardware for a steal. Bought them. They were even more eh. I just traded them locally for a 4-piece set of PdPs and they also tick all the boxes for me - suspended Tom mounts, and 10,12,16,22. I like them enough that I ordered new heads all around and I’m thinking of buying a matching snare. I own 5 other kits. I say get them and decide if you need to sell something else later.
 
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Get them. Move your least favorite set to a practice room somewhere or stack them (or sell them)
 

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If you don't want to sell the Premiers, sell one of the others.

You only *need* one, but I have one large shell set (Yamaha Stage Custom 24/13/16) and one small bop kit (16/10/13)
 

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I just might have to get the PDP LX kit... I decided not to sell any I have now. Musical Instruments are my hedge against inflation, don't ya know.

I really do need four sets... two set up to play (Premier kit with 22" kick for rock/recording, SPL kit with 18" kick for jazz practice), then stack two in the tv room to admire.

Nope, no wife here. I get to stack drums in the TV room............
 

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Don’t live in remorse from selling your gear. I don’t think you should buy on impulse either. How long have you been lusting over this PDP drum kit?
 

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Rip out the stove and put 'em in the kitchen. Who needs a stove, anyway? You can always go to Taco Bell! :roll:
 

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It’s now been four days since you posted.

You might want to get moving, brother.
Yeah, reached out to the guy last night... they are still available. He is asking $500 for 5 drums plus a nice hardware pkg. Really beautiful drums, great shape (although I have not seen them in person yet).

I am gonna offer him $400 for the five drums (includes matching 10 lug snare). I will suggest he keep the 5 piece hardware package. One thing I REALLY do not need is more hardware.

I made stacking space in the upstairs TV room.
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Plus, I realize I REALLY DO NEED four sets... here's the breakdown:

1. Premier with 22" kick... set up, mic'ed up for rock practice/recording.

2. PDP... same dimensions/tunings as Premier, stacked and ready to take out for Rock/Country gig that needs loud aggressive kick

3. SPL with 18" kick... set up for jazz practice

4. Yamaha SCB (pictured below in their new resting spot)... similar dimensions/tunings as SPL, stacked and ready to take out for jazz gig that needs high tuning/small footprint.

Please feel free to show your wife/significant other the above list to prove that, indeed, YOU DO NEED FOUR SETS. NOT WANT, NEED!!



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