Two shell banks instead of eight different kits?

Marquisjohnson22

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My shell bank is 10", 12", 16", 22", 20" LOL... I play pretty much the same sizes and setup for all of my different needs from hip-hop, funk, gospel, CCM, pop, Covers, R&B, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Neo-Soul, etc. Usually a little tuning is all that I need to fit the sound depending on what I am playing.
 

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After reading this,,Im not too far from a shell bank with my Stage Customs,10,12,14,16,20.
I guess a 22 is up next and maybe a 13,not too sure about it,though.
 

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I used to have five kits, of different manufacturers. It sucked. I brought the wrong tom mounts, the wrong floor tom legs, etc. So, after bringing a Tama mount to a gig for my Ludwig kit, I gave up. I decided to choose one company, and stick with only that company from here on out. Yamaha had the best hardware, the most consistent drums, excellent product availability, and the affordable prices. I was very used to playing Yamaha from all rental and backline kits at gigs in the 1990s and early 2000s. I have only bought Yamaha drums since, so my shell bank is, essentially 8 Yamaha kits.
 

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I guess I have been building a WFL shell bank without even realizing it!
24x14, 12x22, 12x20, 12x17, 12x16, 16x16, 14x12, 8x12 and a 5.5x13 snare!!!
They don’t all match but they sound great!
 

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I LOVE having a shell bank....of sorts. I have an 8” mapex maple tom, 10” gretsch catalina maple tom, premier maple kit(12,14,18bd), slingerland kit(13,16,22bd), 13” pearl export converted floor tom, and a precision-made 20” bd. All in some sort of white marine pearl. 3 different snares(black magic stainless steel, 15” suprite, tama brass). just got a cheap 16” pearl floortom i may wrap in wmp, but am not sure yet.

Regardless, every gig, i mix-and-match according to the room, style of music, and space. It was the best thing i did years ago to stop me from always buying more drums.
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I own 6 different kits but could totally have 2 Banks if I combine my Vistalites and Crystal Beats for an acrylic bank, and my Pearl PTE concert toms which has all the tom sizes from 6 to 18 for a wood shell option.
 

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I ordered a 24" x 14" Gretsch USA Custom bass drum in silver glass nitron finish today. I'm thinking of maybe an 18"x 16" floor tom and I'm done?! ;)
 

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I am doing the same myself but just not with DW. I’ve got a vintage Rogers shell bank so far and I am in the process of building a Gretsch 80s-90s shell bank. I am looking for a Gretsch bass drum to add to it.
 

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This thred is cracking me up. I am about to take my 16" FT to a local drum guy to get all the parts I need to make it into a proper kick and still be able to swap it back to a FT at will. Im talking wood hoops, claws and longer tension rods. It's insane what you can do with a 7pc kit.
 

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I just got a call from Pittsburgh Drum Exchange. My Gretsch USA Custom 13” tom, 18”, 20” & 24” bass drums and 14” x 6 1/2” snare drum all just arrived to the shop. I’m going to pick them up tomorrow!
 

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I have 8x8/10x8/12x8/13x9/14x10/15x12/16x12/20x14/22x14 in rewrapped Gretsch that I use as a shell bank. I also have a Gibraltar rack set up for 4 toms and up to 6 cymbals. I have separate sets of hardware that let me use the drums in myriad setups with minimal hassle. Probably not for everyone, but it's been serving me well for a long time.

Also, most but not all of the drums are round badge, and the two biggest toms started out as marching snares. They all work together very well.
In my book, Paul's always been The Man when it comes to shell banks.
Just get a collection of drums and set up whatever you need to suit the occassion.
Still one of the smartest ideas I've ever heard, in regards to set-ups. :thumbup:


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I used to have five kits, of different manufacturers. It sucked. I brought the wrong tom mounts, the wrong floor tom legs, etc. So, after bringing a Tama mount to a gig for my Ludwig kit, I gave up. I decided to choose one company, and stick with only that company from here on out. Yamaha had the best hardware, the most consistent drums, excellent product availability, and the affordable prices. I was very used to playing Yamaha from all rental and backline kits at gigs in the 1990s and early 2000s. I have only bought Yamaha drums since, so my shell bank is, essentially 8 Yamaha kits.
Yup easiest way to do it, is with consistent hardware
Tempus (x 2) - Yamaha Tom mounts
Yamaha 8000

So 3 drumsets and 2 complete sets of hardware (4 pce and 6pce setups)

Cheers
Mick
 

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My 2008 Ludwig CM set (8x12; 14x14; 16x16; 14x22; 5x14) turned into a shell bank when I added another 14x22 (different placement of the tom mount so one is better for a single tom and the other for two toms mounted on the BD), a 14x20 BD, a 6.5x14 snare, a 9x13 tom, and two Ludwig metal snares, a LM400 and a LB422. I still think about adding a 14x18 BD, but I have since found a Gretsch RB progressive jazz set which I play almost exclusively. I may sell everything and buy a new Rogers Covington when they come out. I have also thought about selling the Ludwigs and adding a 16x16 Gretsch RB to the progressive jazz set; even a Frankenstein floor tom would do the trick. My goal now is to play one up and one or two down from now on.
 

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My silver glass Gretsch USA Custom kit is now officially a shell bank.

The 14" x 18", 14" x 20", 14" x 24", 9" x 13", and 6.5" x 14" have all arrived. It's pretty freaking cool.
 

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My Fibes 24/13/16/18 arrived this week from Poland .
I also have 20/8/10/12/14

A new problem now , what drums do I
take ???
 

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