thinking of strange sizes for sq2.....

Hi,

I'm thinking of getting an SQ2 in American Walnut high gloss finish with chrome or black hardware. This would be a Jazz kit. The shells would be Beech. Medium maybe. And set up with Byzance Jazz cymbals and a Speed Cobra double pedal.

But the sizes I'm thinking are:

10x8, or 10x9 tt
15x13 ft
16x14 ft
22x16 bd
13x7 snare

I've played my S Classix kit with 10 and 16 set up. I'm thinking the 15 might work too, but it would give me more balls than a 14. Plus I saw gavin harrison in a clinic and I know he uses 15 and 16 floor toms and they sounded great! But would it work going from just a 10 to 15 and 16?

Anyone tried it? Anyone have thoughts on it?

Cheers

SonorPlayer
 

Deathmetalconga

Platinum Member
This sounds like a neat setup. Personally I would go with 14 and 16 ft as I think 15 and 16 are too close together and 10 and 15 are too far apart. I have a 10 tt and 14 ft and the spacing is just right for good contrast. If I got another ft I would want a 16.
 

keep it simple

Platinum Member
This sounds like a neat setup. Personally I would go with 14 and 16 ft as I think 15 and 16 are too close together and 10 and 15 are too far apart. I have a 10 tt and 14 ft and the spacing is just right for good contrast. If I got another ft I would want a 16.
I completely agree with DMC's thoughts on this, but I would just throw an additional consideration into the mix. Walnut offers a lower fundamental tone than most wood species. Especially when tuned as a jazz kit, the difference between the pitch of a 10" & 15" drum will be very big indeed. My gut feeling is, the 10" will tune up nicely to it's sweet spot, but the 15" will always deliver a low fundamental, almost no matter how highly tuned it is. That's great, unless you're trying to lessen the gap between the tones of the two drums.
 

AtomicFlapjack

Senior Member
Maybe, but I wouldn't want to buy one purely because it will be hard to find heads for it. I know they exist, but I think it's only a few models, and your local shop probably don't stock them.
True, but if you already have an idea of what heads you like ordering them online would be okay I guess?
 
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