You could put the bass drum to the left , and your toms could as low as you want .I’m seeing that keeping everything more to the left is nearly universal, so I’ll give that a try. I was trying to keep the height down by having the 15x12” to the right of the bass. i appreciate all the input
I think mostly people are using a 10" (or 8") tom closest to the hi-hat. It's tough to go three up starting with a 12".
I've used this as my main set up for 35 years, but always starting with a 10" as tom 1. My hi-hat moves slightly left and my toms 2 and 3 are in the traditional position over the bass drum.
I think my response falls squarely into “first world problems” but thats not an option if I want to keep four kits setup unless I add an addition. I don’t usually have a problem with toms set pretty high anyway as I’m used to 14/16/18/26 and my Norths, its just hardware limitations at the moment. Rogers toms are way heavier than 3-ply Ludwig/Slingerland and the higher I mount the 15” the sketchier it getsYou could put the bass drum to the left , and your toms could as low as you want .
This is pretty close to the way I have mine set up currently.I was three up for many years in the late 80's and still enjoy throwing an extra tom back in if the music calls to me! I was probable overly influenced by the 8 & 10" concert toms so many of us "older" guys ran up over our hi-hats in the early 80's that I never got comfortable pushing my hat to far to my side so the 10" always went high up over it.
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