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Post Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:52 am

To all you folks that own more than one drumset, I have a question:

Do you own more than one COMPLETE drumset, or do have more than one "shell pack"??

That is, do you have a HH stand and BD pedal and cymbals and throne and EVERYTHING for EVERY kit you own, or do you have to pirate parts/items from from one kit to the next?

I'm trying to decide what I want to do with all my extra parts, arms, pedals, etc. I have accumulated over the years.

I have my "nice" kit and all its bells and whistles, and I also have a "beater" kit. Right now I could have each kit set up in two different places and never have to "steal" an item from one to make the other one complete.

I'm wondering if having a "complete" kit and a "beater shell pack" is enough.


Your thoughts?
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:44 pm

I'd love to have 2 or 3 complete sets. I switch between them whenever I felt like it.
I guess if you gig a lot it's better to have one full set to rehearse and the second full set in cases to travel.
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:02 pm

4 complete kits ( i also play a small set up. kick, snare, tom, floor tom, ride hi hats crash) and 3 shell kits. i basically have no life or desire to own anything but drums. plus i only have one kit out as a practice kit at my house, one kit at the place where we practice and my 2 good kits that i use out for shows cased up so all i gotta do for a show is grab the proper cases and go. no tearing stuff down before i leave or setting stuff back up when i get home. it makes everything a lot easier. the kits that i just have drums for (shell kits) get rotated in and out with my one show kit.
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Post Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:13 pm

i have 3 completes, one stays in the bands trailer, the other isn't set up at my apartment, and the third (which my friend asked me to hold onto about a year ago) is set up at the practice space, makes playing shows much hassle free (although i steal my axis pedals and roc and soc seat from the trailer)
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Post Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:07 pm

I have the nice Slingerland 9 peice that i keep at the house for myself, a 5 piece electric that i use to mess around on or travel with. and the 4 piece that i give lessons on or take out to live gigs. only one set of cymbals though. but that's just due to funds. i'd love to have a lot more hardware, just can't afford it though.
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Post Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:51 am

I have a larger kit that I just break up into different smaller kits, depending on what the job calls for at the time.
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Post Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:41 pm

I have 3 kits and 2 complete sets of cymbals and hardware. I just like to mix things up a bit.
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Post Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:50 pm

I have 4 complete kits.. One big kit that I'll break down once in a while for certain gigs , and 3 other kits that are roughly jazz style set ups with single rack and double floors. I just love toys.. :D
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Post Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:16 pm

i only have one kit :'(
i really want another complete one...
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:54 am

3 shell packs, 1 rack and enough stands to set up all three. I also have more then enough cymbals for all three. The only thing I dont have 3 of is bass drum pedals, because I only need one, Axis longboard.
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Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:39 pm

I own a four piece OCDP and an eight piece Tama that I owned before my OCDP was built. I have many cymbals and lots of hardware, but usually just play my Orange County. I'm currently trying to sell the Tama.
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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:50 pm

I've got three complete kits...

I have my Trick Kit (10,12,14,16,22 and snare), with the rack, plus stands if I want to setup a more compact configuration.

I have a Gretsch Catalina Birch kit 8,8,10,12,14,22,and snare) with a rack or I can use the stands from the trick setup

I have a late 70's Gretsch BeBop kit (12,14,18 and snare) that has stands.

I have one cymbal setup that moves from kit to kit in various configurations.
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:33 pm

I have 2 complete kits! Think of PORTNOYS Siamese monster! 8)
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Post Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:51 pm

Two completes, and then two shell packs. I keep one kit set up to practice(late 70's Slingerland kit), and then the other one for gigging(Birch Premiers). I have a recording kit that moves in(Yamaha Recording Customs) and becomes my practice kit sometimes... and then a Pearl rythm travler kit for accoustic gigs.

Two sets of hardware for a gigging drummer is needed I think. Its too much of a pain in the ass having to tear all your hardware down from your practice kit to gig with.

On that note... I want a new gigging kit. Ash or maple.
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Post Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:24 pm

The Heel wrote:Two completes, and then two shell packs. I keep one kit set up to practice(late 70's Slingerland kit), and then the other one for gigging(Birch Premiers). I have a recording kit that moves in(Yamaha Recording Customs) and becomes my practice kit sometimes... and then a Pearl rythm travler kit for accoustic gigs.

Two sets of hardware for a gigging drummer is needed I think. Its too much of a pain in the ass having to tear all your hardware down from your practice kit to gig with.

On that note... I want a new gigging kit. Ash or maple.



I agree. I too have an Rt and Bring out my Main Stage kit with it.

Back on topic. I use a mixture of existing hardware along with add-on packs. Just depends on the deal at the time. I have hardware for Practce use as well as live/studio use that I rotate on and off the kits. Some of my hardware doesn't interchange (e.g., Sonor hardware)

I think having as many options at your desposal is more benificial as opposed to over-kill.