!!"WHAT"!! 18" IS TOO BIG???? Man, you hurt my feelings. LOLSize matters!
Show us your tiny bass drums
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Tiny means LESS than 18". Thats too big. So 16", 15" and 14" bass drum diameter only.
This thread is for us little guys
This isnt mine but i can only hope my new gretsch 15x12 sounds this good!
Here is my 16x13 Slingerland with Remo Skyntone heads on both sides
Looks good. I put "L" arms in the leg mounts and Pearl feet with a Dixon riser . I'm also using a FT as bass and a 10" and 14" toms all parts from my large kit.I've had this idea for many years now, about having a 2-n-1 kit, where the bass drum could be tossed aside, when needed/wanted, and a second kit could be built from the toms and snare alone.
To facilitate this, I proposed that the floor tom, which would be laid on its side and used as a small bass drum, could use the legs it came with, as BD legs/spurs, as well.
To illustrate this idea, in a thread where it seemed NO ONE was getting my point, I took these pics of my 14x14 Ludwig Classic Maple floor tom, in the proposed "BD position", using the FT legs as BD legs.....
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...because of the nature of the legs on that particular kit, I couldn't retract the legs in all the way, but the idea was to do just that. Retract the legs all the way in (just like as if you were packin' it up), then point the offsets downward, so they could work as "BD legs".
Works pretty good.
....in those days, I smoked, so I used the pack of cigarettes I had to shore up the other end (ideally, I would've made a riser that I could connect the BD pedal to).
Fortunately, I kicked that habit 10 years ago.
The whole idea of those pics were to demonstrate that one can use floor tom legs as pseudo bass drum legs (instead of having to get a separate set of BD legs).Looks good. I put "L" arms in the leg mounts and Pearl feet with a Dixon riser . I'm also using a FT as bass and a 10" and 14" toms all parts from my large kit.