- Sep 17, 2015
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The 20 is more versatile. I have Ludwig CM with 14x20, 16x20 and 14x24. I have played an 18 and it sounds bigger than it looks and if you are looking for a small footprint on stage the 18 is the way to go. I have a Ludwig Epic Jazzette that has 18” bd and I use that for small set ups. But at CM prices, make sure you really want that 18” . If you end up not liking it, that is an expensive trial and error.I am in the process of buying a new kit. I have owned all the standard kick drum sizes ranging from 20 to 26....but never an 18.
I am ordering a classic maple from ludwig and am debating getting an 18 rather than a 20. I loved my downbeat configuring but am intrigued by the 18" kick.
What is your preference? Any reason why?
I would be using this for mainstream music (cover band stuff) primarily along with recording funk/easy listening stuff.
Thanks for your thoughts!