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Lodi781

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So I've had me new kit for almost7 months now and its a two up one down config. I want to add another floor tom, but with the way the rack toms are with the bass drum It seems adding a second floor tom would be a real reach. And one here have a set up like this?
 

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This is my kit as it is now
 

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It's not much of a reach with 14 and 16 floor toms when coming off the left side mounted tom.
But that would be preferable if you had 10, 12 mounted toms.
 

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Not sure how the rack toms affect this -- looks like it'd be a typical two-down configuration, no? FWIW, I've used a 16-18 FT pair (and even a 14-16-18 trio) without a problem.

Another alternative would be putting the 2nd floor tom on the left.
 

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Your setup has a bit of a reach between the mounted toms and floor tom, but once you’ve navigated that there isn’t any greater reach between the two floor toms for descending fills than any other two down setup. I guess it would be a bit of a stretch if you want to play a lot of fills going directly from the highest tom to the lowest floor, but I’m sure you can get used to it
 

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Shouldn’t be a problem…
 

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Not sure how the rack toms affect this -- looks like it'd be a typical two-down configuration, no? FWIW, I've used a 16-18 FT pair (and even a 14-16-18 trio) without a problem.

Another alternative would be putting the 2nd floor tom on the left.
well, I guess I was trying to visualize reaching the second FT and since I have my rack toms more to the left of my BD I kind of sit facing more left than straight on so the reach to the last tom was what I was focusing on, but I see what you're saying.
 

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Two up/two down is my go to configuration for just about all my gigs. I’ve got no issues getting back to the second floor tom, even if I go from 14/16 to 16/18.

Don’t mind the rototoms, I was subbing on a Van Halen tribute gig.
 

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True, this is a bit of a stretch for my 5'7" frame, but it's less of a stretch with my 22 instead of the 26 because I can shift the rack toms further right. Note those are 12, 13, 16, 18
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