Thanks for the info, that’s a cool looking nesting kit, very unique.I have owned a few Nesting kits and by far the best on was the pictured Whitney Nesting Penguin 16 with the wood hoops ( see two pics below ) . It was a great sounding kit . Far better sounding than the metal hooped Nesting 18 I owned ( are pic below ) .
Whitney drums have very thin 3 ply birch shells that are attached at the top and bottom by a wooden bridge similar to what Peavey has done but unlike Peavey Whitney put the shell on the outside of the bridge instead of on the inside . With no metal hoops or cast metal lugs the drums are extremely light . you can remove a head by simply turning a couple thumb screws . The drums do not lose tension when opened up . It is really a brilliant idea . The shell diameter is actually 2” larger than the head diameter . The included Quickframe and Ahead padded bags are included as well .
I would love to get my former wood hoops Whitney kit back but the person I sold it to has sold it . I am considering another Whitney purchase next year .
Some of the Nesting kits I have owned were either just too darn heavy when nested ( Yamaha Hip gig and Wells Custom) or sounded awful ( Yamaha Hip gig) .
You nest your drums, which is very clever, I agree. The kind of nesting kits I like are double-headed drums, not concert toms. That's what I think the majority of drummers mean when we talk about nesting kits. At least I do.I don't agree with your definition of a nesting kit, but maybe we could come up with a different definition. What would you call a kit that uses concert (single headed) drums that pack up into each other so as to leave one package of drums. Here is my 6 piece kit they all slide into each other and fit into one bag. I have a plastic tote to carry the hardware, a cymbal bag and a bag for sticks. It all fits on a cart so I can get in with one trip. View attachment 449660
Yes, I meant this...You nest your drums, which is very clever, I agree. The kind of nesting kits I like are double-headed drums, not concert toms. That's what I think the majority of drummers mean when we talk about nesting kits. At least I do.
But your solution is a great one.