Worth having 2 kits ?

DanRH

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But seriously. I have a studio kit, a kit in Florida when I go down there and then all my gigging kits which get rotated. But in the minimum, yes, I'd keep a kit at home set up and one in bags or cases, ready to be gigged. Minimum. YUP!
 

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the set you practice on is the set to take- to the best gigs.
the set for small spaces can remain in bags

No use getting all Use to a set and then when the gig day comes...take the one you haven't played on in months. But it all works out
 

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well in that case..
Ya that's what's moving me to sell it possibly also I only have one ride cymbal and I play jazz so it wouldn't hurt to have a 20 to go with my 22. My only worry is that my new Canopus kit would get ruined or stolen on a gig.
 

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Only you can decide and that depends on how much and how many different playing situations you do or want to do, as well what sounds you, your band mates, or your employers are looking/asking for.
Otherwise it’s just a case of bragging rights on the forum of how much “stuff” ya got....;)!!!!!!
bt

ps....just saw your drum size post....cool. However with those sizes it’s quite apparent you need at least one more kit....
As far as snares and cymbals are concerned....a can opener please for these worms.....
 

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Ya that's what's moving me to sell it possibly also I only have one ride cymbal and I play jazz so it wouldn't hurt to have a 20 to go with my 22. My only worry is that my new Canopus kit would get ruined or stolen on a gig.
yea so; get another bass drum for the AQ2 before they run out your color finish.
20 or 22 and you can play the gimme three steps gig if the firehall calls
 

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As a gigging drummer, I like having two ( or more ) kits. I can leave one set up at home to practice on and one packed, ready to go
at a moments notice - Now if I just had some gigs!
This sums it up.
When I was younger I would haul my one kit around everywhere, but now I've got one at home and one at the studio.
 

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Ooh. Nice choice on that Canopus. Quite possibly the exact configuration and finish I would go for if I were buying a new kit right now.

I would definitely keep a second kit on hand, whether it’s the Sonor or something else. Then again, my wife still makes fun of me because I carried my first iPhone in its box for the first week I had it to keep it extra safe, so I may be a little more protective of new toys than some people lol.
 

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I’m down to 2 kits now - I use them both for different types of gigs. I had a 3rd kit - a very nice Rogers gold sparkle which I decided to sell to fund 1 snare drum (yes, just 1). I do not regret it. So...do what will make you happy and fulfill the needs of the gigs you might have.
 

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I like having two kits set up and ready to play. One tuned for rock or big band and the other tuned higher for jazz. For most of my drumming life, I only had one kit set up, and depending what I was practicing, often not enjoying it at all. But with extra home time during COVID, my dear sweet wife came up with a plan to free up space for both kits. I'm feeling very spoiled now.

Oh, and @billcosby_sweater, pics of new kit would be outstanding!! :)
 

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I like having two kits set up and ready to play. One tuned for rock or big band and the other tuned higher for jazz. For most of my drumming life, I only had one kit set up, and depending what I was practicing, often not enjoying it at all. But with extra home time during COVID, my dear sweet wife came up with a plan to free up space for both kits. I'm feeling very spoiled now.

Oh, and @billcosby_sweater, pics of new kit would be outstanding!! :)
She's a keeper.
 

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I like having two kits set up and ready to play. One tuned for rock or big band and the other tuned higher for jazz. For most of my drumming life, I only had one kit set up, and depending what I was practicing, often not enjoying it at all. But with extra home time during COVID, my dear sweet wife came up with a plan to free up space for both kits. I'm feeling very spoiled now.

Oh, and @billcosby_sweater, pics of new kit would be outstanding!! :)
Shipping all the way from japan but once it comes I'll feel free to do so!
 

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Importantly: Congratulations on the incoming Canopi. That bitter brown is sweet. Reminds me of the finish on a Dunhill pipe. Total class. Oscar Peterson would approve.

I’m in the camp of one kit for rehearsal and one bagged and ready to load and go.

All depends how much you are playing elsewhere.

Personally I wouldn’t want two kits in the same sizes, and there is no overlap in the three I have. But you said you play jazz, so those sizes may be de rigueur. That kit certainly is on the upper tier so maybe one’s enough depending on your playing situation.

This problem is a very good one to have.
 

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It's always an advantage to have more than one kit. I'm finally lucky enough to have 2 and a 1/2 kits. LOL One large kit I use for practice now but at times I'll use parts (1/2 kit includes a converted 18" tom to bass) of that for a mini kit at extra small venues. The second kit is a gigging 5 piece kit I hope to use again, soon.

sherm
 

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I have two kits set up in my drum room and my live gigging kit is in my band’s rehearsal space at the bass player’s house. Everyone except me lives close to him. The venues (mostly casinos) we played at before the pandemic are all up that way as well. Waiting for them to open for live music again.
 

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Keep both, unless money is tight. There are too many regrets all of us have on this forum of selling stuff years ago we wish we still had today.
 


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