new kit not now but in the future.

b b253

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in a year and a couple months for my 16th birthday. im thinking of posibly either buying a custom kit like maybe DW, or medicine man, or geting a high end tama or mapex or pearl. im gonna save up like
3000$ then have the rest of my family buy cases or hardware. so my question is should i get a big kit like nicko mcbrain but with 2 bass drums. or just a kit like john bonham's but with a double pedal?

o and i play all types of rock to some metal.
 

Assback

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dude, who really knows? how we supposed to know if you want two bass drums or not or how big you want your set? Just think it over on your own
 

b b253

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well whats the pros and cons i mean cause i dont know all of them.

pros to small kit

easier to travel?



pros to large kit

different sounds


ok so let me change my question

what kind of set up would you all do? and could you tell me why you chose that set up?
 

xdoseonex

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I would have two 20" kicks because

I feel like 20's respond better and have a tighter sound than 22's, and maybe its because because I'm not very tall, but I find it hard to position my toms over my bass drum sometimes without when being higher than i'd really like them to because run on sentences are great.

A slave pedal never feels exactly the same as your primary pedal no matter what you do. So I'd Ideally want to be using 2 single pedals.


Right now i play 3 up one down, but lately I'v been finding myself wanting a 2 up 2 down setup. I'd go with 10"12"14"16" with 4X5.5 matching snare because I don't like standard sizes one bit.

I'd get a Trick set because

I think aluminum is kinda the perfect material for a drum. Pearls been making a metal drum that has some really nice warm properties for a while. They did it by making it out of aluminum. also having a set that was unaffected by weather would be the most convenient thing ever.

Paiste signature reflector cymbals because I love bright, glassy, cutting, shimmering, crisp, delicious cymbals and signatures are that.

trick pedals cause they're crazier than pineapples



gibraltar rack with pearl 1000 series arms and snare stand.

and I want a hydrolic throne too.

............so who's buyin?
 

shine.fm-youth

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alright if this is what we're doing :wink: :lol:

(deep breath) iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii would want/am getting

two basses 22x20" and 20x20"
because i think the different sizes make double bass sound really awesome
BUT i would use two singles AND a double so that i could choose

axis pedals (trick doesn't make lefty pedals, and i'm a lefty i'm over it now though)

for toms i would get 8" 10" 12" 14" 16"
on the rack would be 10" 12" 8" in that order
makes for really cool sounding fills
floor toms 14" 16"

and a 24x16 gong bass would be fun too

all black satin finish no gloss
matching black satin wood butcher hoops
matte black finished hardware with tube lugs

coated ec2 on all tom batters
g1s on all resos
evans dry on all snares, hazy resos
aquarian sk IIs on basses
fyberskin resos (they look nice)
two 4" port holes off center on each

i'm thinking sjc drums because they do wonderful butcher hoops
with a bunch of medicine man snares cause they're wonderful

saluda cymbals all around because they make my cymbals the way i like them
dark, dirty cymbals with quick decay

gibraltar custom rack with dw 9000 cymbals stands all around
2 remote hi-hats stands
and a few foot pedals claves woodblocks maybe a small foot snare or something
just for fun
stands with aquarian cymbals springs


annnnd i too would like a hydrolic throne


soooo i'm with dose who's buying?
 

EOTE_drummer

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i started out with a double pedal. thought it held me back, thought i needed 2 bass drums and it would fix my problem. got double bass, 4 up, 2 down set. 2 single pedals, DW 5000's. still coudln't find out what the problem was, why i couldn't double bass like a mofo.

so after spending loads of dough on so much drum crap it isn't even funny.. i have found the perfect set up for me is 2 up, 2 down, and a double pedal.

on smaller gigs i turn it down to 4 piece.

oh and i played stuff like metallica, and GNR, which i know you are very influenced by..
 

b b253

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EOTE_drummer":2qtnaqdw said:
i started out with a double pedal. thought it held me back, thought i needed 2 bass drums and it would fix my problem. got double bass, 4 up, 2 down set. 2 single pedals, DW 5000's. still coudln't find out what the problem was, why i couldn't double bass like a mofo.

so after spending loads of dough on so much drum crap it isn't even funny.. i have found the perfect set up for me is 2 up, 2 down, and a double pedal.

on smaller gigs i turn it down to 4 piece.

oh and i played stuff like metallica, and GNR, which i know you are very influenced by..
yip im very influenced by metallica and GNR. I'm just not totally sure on what i should get maybe like after the band im in starts getting big gigs i could get 2 bass drums but right now just a double pedal.
 

TheYardstick

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It depends on what you prefer.

I absolutely love the feel of two bass drums.

You need to try it both ways before you come to a final decision.
 
I would do a kit with one bass because I used to use 2 bass drums and constantly moving around 2 bass drums gets old after a while. (I wanna have a good back for as long as possible)

That being said I'm planning on getting a 7 piece Medicine Man kit

Drums:
22" Bass Drum
13"X5 Snare drum
10",12"13" Rack Toms
16" and 18" Floor Toms

I already spent a good deal on my Iron Cobra double pedal and I'm tryn to save my money so I can get the snare by christmas. Soo anybody want to write me a couple checks???
 

DrumFiend0206

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xdoseonex":sojtggir said:
I would have two 20" kicks because

I feel like 20's respond better and have a tighter sound than 22's, and maybe its because because I'm not very tall, but I find it hard to position my toms over my bass drum sometimes without when being higher than i'd really like them to because run on sentences are great.

A slave pedal never feels exactly the same as your primary pedal no matter what you do. So I'd Ideally want to be using 2 single pedals.
+1

I would go with a two up, one down kit though. 2 20x18 basses, 12", and 13" rack toms, and a 16" floor tom. That way, I'll have a nice metal kit, but be able to break it down to a single kick with a one up one down (12 and 16) for gigs with my other bands.
 

EOTE_drummer

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oh, somehow i missed the whole point of my story i told. it wasn't the gear holding me back, it was myself. i was over confident, and thought better gear would make me better. well it didn't. turns out i am just not meant for 200 BPM double bass.

but to this day, i have played a few hXc bands, and can hold up pretty good on double now. i just don't ever use it much with the kind of stuff i play.
 

zen_drummer

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shine.fm-youth":4ygnlcqh said:
alright if this is what we're doing :wink: :lol:

(deep breath) iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii would want/am getting

two basses 22x20" and 20x20"
because i think the different sizes make double bass sound really awesome
BUT i would use two singles AND a double so that i could choose

axis pedals (trick doesn't make lefty pedals, and i'm a lefty i'm over it now though)

for toms i would get 8" 10" 12" 14" 16"
on the rack would be 10" 12" 8" in that order
makes for really cool sounding fills
floor toms 14" 16"

and a 24x16 gong bass would be fun too

all black satin finish no gloss
matching black satin wood butcher hoops
matte black finished hardware with tube lugs

coated ec2 on all tom batters
g1s on all resos
evans dry on all snares, hazy resos
aquarian sk IIs on basses
fyberskin resos (they look nice)
two 4" port holes off center on each

i'm thinking sjc drums because they do wonderful butcher hoops
with a bunch of medicine man snares cause they're wonderful

saluda cymbals all around because they make my cymbals the way i like them
dark, dirty cymbals with quick decay

gibraltar custom rack with dw 9000 cymbals stands all around
2 remote hi-hats stands
and a few foot pedals claves woodblocks maybe a small foot snare or something
just for fun
stands with aquarian cymbals springs


annnnd i too would like a hydrolic throne


soooo i'm with dose who's buying?
ummm... if you have two kicks, you could use Trick Pedals, because it doesn't matter if they make a lefty if you're using two singles...

So... who's buying this kit for him... anybody.... anybody....
 

Rob Crisp

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What's the rush man?

When you reach a point you need a new kit, you'll know what you want! You won't need to post on here asking what drums to by, what set up, cymbals, pedals, toilet paper etc to get.
 

Steaky

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I bought the full double kik monster many many years ago when I was myself a rock monster in the making. It never left the house in it's entirety because I had no way of getting it anywhere. So much stuff to set up and all, I couldn't get it all in the car! I just used the single kik and that did me and the crappy boozers I played in. The big Drummers have people to carry around and set up all these big rigs, and they need them to impress there audiences on big stages, well it looks good doesn't it?

If you really feel that your heart is in the hauling about, and it will really make you a better and more respected player then do it, but you probably don't really need it all at all. Drums are fun after all so if it makes you happy go for it, the Drum company you choose won't complain.
 

shine.fm-youth

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zen_drummer":5j1b2kcp said:
shine.fm-youth":5j1b2kcp said:
alright if this is what we're doing :wink: :lol:

(deep breath) iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii would want/am getting

two basses 22x20" and 20x20"
because i think the different sizes make double bass sound really awesome
BUT i would use two singles AND a double so that i could choose

axis pedals (trick doesn't make lefty pedals, and i'm a lefty i'm over it now though)

for toms i would get 8" 10" 12" 14" 16"
on the rack would be 10" 12" 8" in that order
makes for really cool sounding fills
floor toms 14" 16"

and a 24x16 gong bass would be fun too

all black satin finish no gloss
matching black satin wood butcher hoops
matte black finished hardware with tube lugs

coated ec2 on all tom batters
g1s on all resos
evans dry on all snares, hazy resos
aquarian sk IIs on basses
fyberskin resos (they look nice)
two 4" port holes off center on each

i'm thinking sjc drums because they do wonderful butcher hoops
with a bunch of medicine man snares cause they're wonderful

saluda cymbals all around because they make my cymbals the way i like them
dark, dirty cymbals with quick decay

gibraltar custom rack with dw 9000 cymbals stands all around
2 remote hi-hats stands
and a few foot pedals claves woodblocks maybe a small foot snare or something
just for fun
stands with aquarian cymbals springs


annnnd i too would like a hydrolic throne


soooo i'm with dose who's buying?
ummm... if you have two kicks, you could use Trick Pedals, because it doesn't matter if they make a lefty if you're using two singles...

So... who's buying this kit for him... anybody.... anybody....

i know dude, axis lefty double but i wouldn't want miss matching pedals
so i'm going to use axis all around
 

Jimbob2020

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The way I look at your situation, with 3K if you buy a big say, 8 piece with 2 kicks, you aren't gonna get GREAT quality as you would with a 4 5 or 6 piece with a single kick... I play a 5/6 piece usually with my 8" left off.. They're great quality classic maples.. You should definitely consider Ludwigs :)
 

TheYardstick

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Instead of going with what everyone says best, try out the brands/woods that everyone says are great, but choose what YOU think is best.
 

zen_drummer

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TheYardstick":3sq0og3b said:
Instead of going with what everyone says best, try out the brands/woods that everyone says are great, but choose what YOU think is best.
YESSSS.... Good Advice!
 

b b253

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the only bands ive sewen with 2 basses are metallica in videos i have of them in there 90's. i went to lrs fest and saving abel, theory of a dead man , and the bret micheals band all had the exact same drum set up, 1 up 2 down 1 kick and a double pedal.

o and im just doing this to get an idea of what i should do.

I dont really have that much of a chance to try different drums out to see what sounds best to me. I,ve played my kit, pulse, 2 mapexes, and a ludwig kit i liked the ludwig the most out of all of them.
 
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