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Pollyanna 06-13-2009 05:12 PM

Show us your tiny kits
 
Since there is a "show us your monster kits" thread, for the sake of balance I thought it would be fun for members to provide photos of their minimalist kits. I'm thinking just one to three trips to the car to fetch.

Here is my baby:

http://www.sangrea.net/rijidij/pix/d...h-stompbox.jpg

I posted it on some other thread here so some of you will have already seen it, but this thread is maybe a better context because we can put the "babies" together in one creche :)

Since the photo was taken I've bought a tiny 10 watt IBZ10ZB bass amp for the stomp box. Does anyone know if it be slaved to a PA for gigs?

My only regret is that the kit's not in pink ...

eddiehimself 06-13-2009 06:22 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Plugging it into a PA is simple. Just get a 6.35mm cable (like a standard guitar cable) and plug the thing into the "phones" socket then take the other end of the cable and plug it into one of the free line in ports on the mixer for the PA. Job done.

Pollyanna 06-13-2009 06:31 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Ta Eddie. I wondered if that might be it but wasn't sure if there was something clever that needed to be done. That would be a 1/4" jack to XLR lead most times, I imagine, rather than a normal guitar lead.

eddiehimself 06-13-2009 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 585623)
Ta Eddie. I wondered if that might be it but wasn't sure if there was something clever that needed to be done. That would be a 1/4" jack to XLR lead most times, I imagine, rather than a normal guitar lead.

actually, if you were using a 1/4-xlr lead it wouldn't be very good because it would mean you were using the mic input of the mixer for a line level signal so no. You want to plug into the 1/4 line input of the mixer rather than the XLR mike input so a normal sort of guitar lead will be fine.

MikeyOdrums 06-13-2009 09:14 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
What kind of mount is that for your small Djembe? I am looking for somthing like that for my doubek. Thaks
Mike

Cool set up I love it


Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 585608)
Since there is a "show us your monster kits" thread, for the sake of balance I thought it would be fun for members to provide photos of their minimalist kits. I'm thinking just one to three trips to the car to fetch.

Here is my baby:

http://au.geocities.com/googla007/Drums-003-copy.jpg

I posted it on some other thread here so some of you will have already seen it, but this thread is maybe a better context because we can put the "babies" together in one creche :)

Since the photo was taken I've bought a tiny 10 watt IBZ10ZB bass amp for the stomp box. Does anyone know if it be slaved to a PA for gigs?

My only regret is that the kit's not in pink ...


genericdrummingusername 06-13-2009 10:43 PM

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I have a thread just like this, but in recognition of a great concept...

Deathmetalconga 06-13-2009 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by genericdrummingusername (Post 585678)
I have a thread just like this, but in recognition of a great concept...


Cool looking set. I think the idea with this thread, if I am picking it up correctly, is, "Small sets, fewer than four pieces."

I'd get rid of the duct tape on the bass drum head. It gives the set a ghetto Craigslist look.

GRUNTERSDAD 06-13-2009 10:51 PM

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This is the smallest one I have.

Deathmetalconga 06-13-2009 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 585681)
This is the smallest one I have.

HA! Cool you you customized the bass drum. Now put in a rack!

baz 06-13-2009 11:13 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
...here is my too lazy to pack, set up, and tear down kit.

18x16 bass 14x6 edge snare, 14" AAX stage hats, 18" AAXplosion crash.

http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/45...600x600Q85.jpg

Barry

eddiehimself 06-13-2009 11:40 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by baz (Post 585687)
...here is my too lazy to pack, set up, and tear down kit.

18x16 bass 14x6 edge snare, 14" AAX stage hats, 18" AAXplosion crash.

http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/45...600x600Q85.jpg

Barry

That's possibly the cutest drum kit i've ever seen!

Miguero 06-14-2009 12:03 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
i don't know if this can be considered really tiny, but anyway...
(sorry for the lousy pics..)

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/5980/cimg0531j.jpg

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/3820/imagem033j.jpg

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7670/imagem034l.jpg


Tama Superstar 10x8, 12x9, 14x5,5 Toms and Snare
16x16 1967 Pinguim (brazilian brand) Bass Drum

13"K/Z HiHat
16" K Con. Crash
20" Avedis Flat Ride (w/ sabian stage ice bell inv. on top)
18" Crash (mysterious brand)

larryace 06-14-2009 12:13 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
When I first saw this thread I thought it said show us your tiny ti.....

Pollyanna 06-14-2009 02:55 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Baz, I agree with Eddie. Your set is CUTE! Love the little stand on the bass drum for the ride. I'm with you - big lug ins and lug outs are for other people.

Migeuro and Generic, I believe you need to post your setups on the monster kit thread *grin*. Miguero, what's going on with your bass drum? I've not seen that before. It looks eminently luggable. I've been considering adding my 6" splash but that would mean an extra fitting or stand and I'd rather lightly crash near the bell of my 12" hats to get a slightly similar sound.

Grunter, has anyone ever told you that you look a helluva lot like Santa?

Larry, my avatar should tell you that, while my kit is tiny, this is not reflective of my physiology (ahem).

mind_drummer 06-14-2009 03:43 AM

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Mine :-)

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...0kit/front.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...river_seat.jpg


http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...y/100_1886.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...y/100_1890.jpg

Steady Freddy 06-14-2009 04:19 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 585608)
Since there is a "show us your monster kits" thread, for the sake of balance I thought it would be fun for members to provide photos of their minimalist kits. I'm thinking just one to three trips to the car to fetch.

Here is my baby:

http://au.geocities.com/googla007/Drums-003-copy.jpg

I posted it on some other thread here so some of you will have already seen it, but this thread is maybe a better context because we can put the "babies" together in one creche :)

Since the photo was taken I've bought a tiny 10 watt IBZ10ZB bass amp for the stomp box. Does anyone know if it be slaved to a PA for gigs?

My only regret is that the kit's not in pink ...

Just curious. Do you have other kits?

KzSgDrummer 06-14-2009 05:03 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Did some recording with this set up:

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6076/img1723xry.jpg

And here's something I loosely modeled on Bill Bruford's symmetrical kit:

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8272/img4326grg.jpg

Pollyanna 06-14-2009 06:28 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
KZ ...

pic#1 - is that a crash sitting on a ride?

pic#2 - two snares? One with snares on, the other with snares off? Cherry kick looks cool.

MindDrummer (MD?), another charming bass drum. How's it sound?

Freddie, it's my only kit. In the 70s/80s I had a Rogers four-piece (snare, 22" kick, 13" mounted, 16" floor) with roto toms, hats, ride, crash, crash-ride and a grungy old cymbal someone had thrown away that sounded like a China.

When I stopped playing it took 8 years for me to bring myself to part with it. I only retained the vintage snare I'd kept from my first kit because I'd been told by a drum teacher that it was valuable, the crash ride and a 6" splash. Had bought a djembe during the long hiatus. Needless to say, got a band offer 6 months afterwards and borrowed or hired kits.

New band is very laid back and drums purely for support. Bought hats, a few stands and stomp box to create a mini-kit. Mostly play snare/stomp/cymbals and in a couple of tunes I play djembe/stomp. Occasionally use "toys" for riding. I like how the kit imposes discipline and forces me to dig deep to find different ways of extracting new voices from it. Also like the cost, the lug, setup/down, environmental friendliness, and general lack of intrusiveness.

Do you have a small kit you can show us? (drum kit :)

klopee 06-14-2009 06:43 AM

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It may be larger than some of yours, but i would still consiuder this kit pretty damn small, as a rock kit goes

sizes are:
12x8, 14x14, 20x20 in the blue and 13x6.5 in the redish brown

http://www.mattklopot.com/drum/asset...es/bluekit.jpg
http://www.mattklopot.com/udrum/images/udrum_1_012.jpg


if you want more deets, just ask for em

asht89 06-14-2009 10:43 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Here's the start of a project i decided to work on over this summer. I just turned an old floor tom into a bass drum. Still needs work doing, the skins changing, a lip added for the bass drum pedal to attach to etc. Will add hihats and have a ride instead on the completed kit. Here is what i have so far anyway:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/asht89/1.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/asht89/top.jpg

frank0072 06-14-2009 01:29 PM

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There you go: a tiny kit!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...SL75_SS50_.jpg

(Couldn't resist, sorry)

GSager 06-14-2009 04:48 PM

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Sonor Jungle with a 12" little squealer snare. Great little kit. I don't even play the other kit in the picture (OCDP Newport), so I'm selling it. The Jungle is all I need for what I do.

bobdadruma 06-14-2009 04:59 PM

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Bob-Da-Druma in the minimal way.

Steady Freddy 06-14-2009 07:39 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 585770)


Freddie, it's my only kit. In the 70s/80s I had a Rogers four-piece (snare, 22" kick, 13" mounted, 16" floor) with roto toms, hats, ride, crash, crash-ride and a grungy old cymbal someone had thrown away that sounded like a China.

Do you have a small kit you can show us? (drum kit :)

I have four kits that range between 6 - 8 pieces. Sometimes I just set up a snare, kick, and hats for practice.

I'm an old (very old) rock guy.

Interesting set ups folks!

KzSgDrummer 06-14-2009 07:59 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 585770)
KZ ...

pic#1 - is that a crash sitting on a ride?

pic#2 - two snares? One with snares on, the other with snares off? Cherry kick looks cool.

1 -- it's a junked 16" crash on a 18" Paiste Traditionals thin crash. Together they make a white noise sort of china sound.

2 -- Yes, two snares and a 14" tom, but I had both snares on.. one was ?uestlove-style high in pitch and the other was low like Jeff Porcaro.

TurboThom 06-15-2009 08:53 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
I use a 4pc for some genres. This is my dinky setup with a 10" and 12" tom, 13" snare.

I'll probably be changing the hardware setup and adding cymbals on the left side.

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...t/HPIM1244.jpg
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...t/HPIM1245.jpg
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...t/HPIM1246.jpg
Yes, my pies are very dirty. Some cymbals sound good when they're very clean...some sound good when you could almost grow things on them.

Pollyanna 06-15-2009 09:52 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Bob, love your setup. It reminds me of when I saw the drumkit of John Bliss, drummer of The Reels in our rehearsal studio complex (John, if you ever read this, I couldn't resist having a little go on your kit because it looked so good but I promise I played gently and put your sticks back in place!). He had a kick, an open snare (no shell), a pair of mounted bongos and a big floor tom (if I remember correctly it was 18"). Every piece in the kit sounded fabulous. (Hear The Reels in the 1980s at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5etdXzGAZWA)

Ash, an imaginative use of a floor tom. How's it sound? The ride rig is both inventive and a crack-up :)

KZ, I imagined the double cymbal setup would make a racket :) Any recordings online?

I don't know of "?uestlove". Do you mean high and popping like a Bill Bruford snare sound?

eddiehimself 06-15-2009 10:47 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TurboThom (Post 586039)
I use a 4pc for some genres. This is my dinky setup with a 10" and 12" tom, 13" snare.

I'll probably be changing the hardware setup and adding cymbals on the left side.

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...t/HPIM1244.jpg
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...t/HPIM1245.jpg
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...t/HPIM1246.jpg
Yes, my pies are very dirty. Some cymbals sound good when they're very clean...some sound good when you could almost grow things on them.

Nice kit. One thing i would say though is that snare placement does look slightly too craigslisty for my liking.

Naigewron 06-15-2009 11:30 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Does my practice kit count?

Pearl Rhythm Traveler Gig
16" kick
8", 10" and 12" toms
10" snare

I set it up as a 4-piece now, with plastic practice hihats in addition to the two practice pads.

http://images.naigewron.net/drumkit/...ractice_01.jpg

TurboThom 06-15-2009 12:40 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eddiehimself (Post 586056)
Nice kit. One thing i would say though is that snare placement does look slightly too craigslisty for my liking.

Carpet on a very uneven lawn makes for funky angles. I keep my snare flat if I plan on just playing match grip, and angled a little away from me by one notch for traditional grip.

On concrete, it's very slight. On the lawn....it could end up being perfectly flat or it could fall over depending on where the high and low spots are. Always an adventure.

Tom Sawyer 06-15-2009 02:04 PM

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http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...F7542small.jpg

This picture is from last year, but I always have a lot of fun with this kind of setup.

Pollyanna 06-16-2009 10:46 AM

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Naigewron, how do you find the Rhythm Traveler sound-wise?

Naigewron 06-16-2009 11:56 AM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
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Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 586380)
Naigewron, how do you find the Rhythm Traveler sound-wise?

I can't really comment much, since I use mesh heads so that I can practice as quietly as possible. From the little playing time I had with the stock heads, I thought it sounded pretty ok, considering the drums are tiny and the toms are single-headed (no resonant heads).

Check out australian drummer Dayne Lawless rocking out on a Rhythm Traveler Gig kit here (albeit with a "proper" snare):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHc727lEA6U

Pollyanna 06-16-2009 12:12 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Yeah, that sounded good. But he sounds like the kind of guy who could make a couple of garbage bins kick, um, donkey.

I take it that you think his snare is better that the RT's. The snare he's got sounds pretty fierce.

Naigewron 06-16-2009 01:11 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
I believe he's using a 14x6 Pearl Masters maple snare, which is definitely a quality snare.

The snare on the Rhythm Traveler Gig is decent enough, but it's only 10x4, so it doesn't have much "oomph" to it.

Drumsword 06-16-2009 01:18 PM

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Here is my mini kit from a Christmas concert back in December. \

Specs:
Bongos LP
Mini Djembe
4X14 copper snare
Tambourine
Chimes
18" Hammerax indigo ultra dark crash
14" K custom dark hi hats




Pollyanna 06-16-2009 02:05 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
Thx Naigewron. Yeah, it sounds great on the clip. I love snare drums that have that rude RnR sound. I guess the RT might be good for styles other than rock.

Drumsword, I think I'm in love (with your drums, ahem :) That looks like a kit you could have a heap of fun with 'tho I'd miss not having a ride. Or would the crash not "break" if you rode it gently enough?

Drumsword 06-16-2009 03:11 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
It actually has a very Unique ride sound, and yes for as thin as the hammerax are, they are amazingly durable.

And I'm glad you love my.... Ahem, Drums ;) Yours look sweet too ;)

lol

Pollyanna 06-16-2009 03:50 PM

Re: Show us your tiny kits
 
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Originally Posted by Drumsword (Post 586432)
It actually has a very Unique ride sound, and yes for as thin as the hammerax are, they are amazingly durable.

And I'm glad you love my.... Ahem, Drums ;) Yours look sweet too ;)

Heh, appearances can be deceiving :) Seriously, yes, my kit is sweet. My days of boom bang crash appear to be over, to be replaced by the pitter-patter of little brushes :)

For some reason, maybe its size, the Hammerax looked rideable. Awesome looking cymbal BTW

Drumsword 06-16-2009 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 586443)
Heh, appearances can be deceiving :) Seriously, yes, my kit is sweet. My days of boom bang crash appear to be over, to be replaced by the pitter-patter of little brushes :)

For some reason, maybe its size, the Hammerax looked rideable. Awesome looking cymbal BTW


Thanks, is actually a prototype, and the only one of it's kind. Though they have a similar line still, I have a different bell then the rest.

I also have a 20"


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