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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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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