Yes Henri, specifically for this genre set, the 22" x 14" is the way to go, it's when you get into the more shallow depths of the smaller sizes that players perceptions change.A 22"x14" size speak to me, it was the standard size some 25 years ago, and it's probably the size I would go for, although I would love to hear a 20"x12", I know you mentioned that the new bass drum was very good in your last drumcam thread
Very good advice on closing the depth gap between 14" & 16" floor toms. The thinking behind the difference in depth came out when we did the A-B testing. These shells behave quite differently to most shells, so the thinking was based on the sonic result rather than traditional perception. We felt that a player who goes for a 16" floor tom over a 14" floor tom would be wanting a different vibe to their drum, & would probably partner it with a 22" bass drum. All that said, I can see that having a big difference in depth, despite the sonic compatibility, may be placing a perception hurdle in the way that we just don't need. The sonic results may also change when we finally select the wood species too, so nothing's set in stone yet.Why the 4" gap in floor tom depths? I would go more for a 11" x 14" and a 13" x 16".
Beautiful bass sizes!!!
I value your opinion very highly Harry, so what you think matters to me very much. Question: If I could show you that a 20" x 12" has the same sound character as your preferred size, would that be of interest to you? Or would the size perception put you off immediately?The 20x12 .... I'm more of a 20x14 guy. I have 2 of those. But that's just me..... [/INDENT]
Cheers Andy, of course, it's all in the sound, so I appreciate your caveat, but I'm intrigued whether just the idea of these sizes would put you off.Not having heard it, it is hard to really say, but the idea is intriguing and less bass drum to move with the same or more sound is always a good thing. Also curious what estimated cost is of the set, when I have the money I am interested in a nice custom set.
Thank you Neal. Ultra low weight & the ability to go down in size is exactly where this range will feature, but delivering sounds beyond what you'd normally expect from bigger sizes.My vote is minimize the size while maximizing the boom. Not only weight and fitting in the trunk at play here; also setup considerations - with those shallow toms, this would make for a VERY comfortable low rider 4 piece kit.
When can I place my order?
On the contrary Robert, very helpful, & thank you for chiming inThis is probably not too helpful, but I have seen the 12x20 appear quite often.