Custom Sizes??

Buddylee78

New member
I'm close to getting a deal with a drum company (not gonna say who yet - i dont want to jinx it) BUT - i was gonna get everyone's opinion on sizes -

i know this has a lot to do with music style so if you have a second go here www.myspace.com/abandonkansas (sorry for the promotion- i just want you to hear what we play)
anyways - if you didn't listen - its like rock/pop ish with some piano - nothing really hard but i definately don't just sit back at shows -

anyways-
i was thinking a 24 inch bass drum by 20 or 22(that might be pushin it)
here's my oddest idea though - how bout a 13" rack tom and a 16" floor tom - i know it's only one inch bigger than the standard 12" but i think it'd be pretty cool -

depth is the one thing i'm really unsure about - maybe 13 by 7- 9? and 16 by 14-16? i dunno.

also - what do you guys think about wood hoops all the way around?

OH and for snare i was thinking 14 by 7 -

sorry this is sooo long -
thanks again for the help
brian
 

sticksNhands

New member
Alright here's my 2 cents. I purchased a new kit less than a year ago and went through the same debate.

Depth to me seems to have a larger impact on the timbre of the drum and diameter effects the pitch. For you 13" tom, if you want it to be a powerful and punchy "rock" sound go with a larger depth like 13x13. Standard is about 13x11. Going with a shorter depth will have a little more overtone and resonance, pretty common sound for jazz. Same thing goes for you 16".

As far as your kick goes, I'm a huge fan of large depth. My first couple of kits had 16 and 18 inch depths, my new one has a 20" depth and is the best sound ever. Very thick and punchy, go with a 20" or 22", 22" is a very large drum to carry around though haha, so maybe stick with the 20".

Hope this helps man. Good luck man, I'd love to know what you decide and especially who you're getting it through. Send me a pic when you get it.
 

Bigd11

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im a big fan of the shallower toms, not like chris sharrock type shallow toms but an inch or 2 shallower than the standard, if i could have my choice id go with....

14x4 brass or copper snare

22x17 Bass Drum

10x9 tom tom
12x8 tom tom
14x12 tom tom
16x16 floor tom
 
I say go for the bigger sizes. Your drums would sound more powerful. You should check out Mike Marsh's(Dashboard Confessional) new kit by ddrum, is similar to the dimensions you want. Sizes: 8"x13" tom, 17"x18" floor tom, 15"x16" floor tom, 22"x24" bass drum, 7"x14" snare drum.
http://www.ddrum.com/custom/k24.jpg

I play southern metal/stoner metal, so I like the big thunderous sound. I'm contemplating in buying something similiar to John Bonham kit. Either way man, wish you the best in getting that deal, thats bad ass.
 

Buddylee78

New member
you're good = ripping corpse -
mike marsh is a big influence in how a drum - i feel he's a drummer that's sometimes overlooked - he has an awesome sounding kit and some really sweet but rather simple fills/combinations -
i'll definately check it out - thanks!
and thanks to everyone's elses advice - i'm taking it all into consideration -


anything on the wood hoops?
 

gumby

New member
Bro its all about what you feel best playing on...i took a listen to ya music ...you really dont need to go with big toms...youll get alot of over tones if ya do...me ive been running with DW for 4 years now...they custom made the kit around me and my style...i didnt have to worry bout a thing...went out to Cali for 2 days was it...maybe you can talk to ya PR guy about that...but i really wouldnt go over a 24 inch kick with ya style..but thats just me....so i know i know this is shameless if ya got any questions bro hit me up on myspace... www.myspace.com/sin_for_me ... later



GUMBY
 

drumrdave

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A lot of drum sound depends on your manufacturer's techniques and shell type, too. If you're only going with 2 toms, (a 12/13 and a 16) I think it makes a lot less difference to the avg. listeners ear than if you were going with 3 (Traditional, 12,13,16, fusion, 10,12,14 or modified 10,13,16 - MD did a series of articles on this in the mid 90's) or even more. I played on larger size toms and a 24 inch kick for years, but when I got my deal with DW, I found a smaller drum from them in the shell types I wanted packed as much low end punch as some of my larger Super Classics, and I found HUGE advantages to positioning smaller toms. Hope this helps!
 
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