Your Ideal gig drum set configuration

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22, 10, 16, 14 snare, hats, ride, 2 crashes and cow bell.
 

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In 1992 I bought this kit used. Played a LOT of gigs with it between then and 2008.
(These days it is my rehearsal kit, as shown here in a photo from last week.)

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I bought this kit in 2008, it became my primary gig kit until the summer of 2019.

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I bought this kit in 2019. I have not played a lot of gigs with it yet due to covid-19.

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Two up, two down is my thing.

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Tough for me if I had to only choose one setup as I play mid volume rock/pop and low volume jazz (and everything else).

I would go with:
7x10
9x13
15x16
14x22

The 10 & 13 rack combination is my favorite when running two rack toms and the floor could double as a bass for quiet stuff.
 

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14 x 20 BD
8 x 12 TT
14 x 14 FT
16 x 16 FT
6 1/2 x 14 Aluminum SD
Two crashes (18, 19, or 20)
22' Ride
20" Flat ride
18 or 20" China/Pang w rivets
10" Splash
15" HH
 

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14x22 bass
8x12 tom
9x13 tom
14x14 floor
16x16 floor
5x14 wood snare
8x14 hammered bronze
14 hats, 21 ride, 17, 18, 19, 20 crash cymbals

These sizes can cover anything I do, either 13, 16, or 12, 14, 16 when there is enough stage space for 2 floor toms. I pick crash sizes based on the gig, sometimes just one but usually two.

If I was forced to go with a smaller set up, the tried and true 13, 16, 22 with a 5" supra, ride, hats, 2 crashes works every time.
 

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My setup would be walnut or maple drums:

22 x 14" kick
12 x 9" rack
16 x 16" floor
13 x 6.5" brass snare
10" Panderio

15" hi-hats
22" ride
two 18" crashes
an FX cymbal with holes but not a china type
10" splash
 
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that depends on what type of music you're going to be playing.

for a jazz set
20 inch bass drum
10 and 12 inch rack toms
14 inch floor tom

for a rock set
20 inch bass drum
12 and 13 inch rack toms
16 inch floor tom

cymbals to your preferences
14 or 15 inch hihats
20 inch ride
and you'd have to choose your crashes from 14, 16, or 18 inch crashes.
but I'd say use only two crashes and one ride.
you can also throw in a 12 inch splash and Paiste has some nice pstx effects cymbals to choose from.
 

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20,12,16 with Dynasonic snare, 2 20" rides, 16" crash. 15" hats, cha-cha and mambo cowbells.
 

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3 up 2 down 7 pc with half a dozen cymbals if roadie is involved.

1 up 1 down 3 cymbals if I haul.

When playing at casinos....whatever they supply.
 

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20x14 Aquarian Deep Vintage II superkick batter/DVII reso
12x6 Aquarian Modern Vintage II batter&reso
14x10 Aquarian Modern Vintage II batter&reso
14x4 snare Remo Skyntone batter/thin reso
SabianThin 20" ride
Sabian Thin 17" crash
Sabian med-thin bottom with Wuhan thin top 14"
 

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Definitely 13x9 & 16x16 toms.

Probably a 22x14 kick, although I’ve played a 26 almost exclusively the last 5 or 6 years. Perhaps I can do a 22 with six 26 and get the best of both worlds.

Would most likely go 14x6.5” aluminium for the snare.

20” left side, 22” right side, maybe another 20-22” further around. I guess 16” hats, that’s all I’ve played for about the last decade.
 


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