Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
There are all nice kits but four-piece kits seem to have the least variation in setup. With a few exceptions, every one I've seen has one-up, one-down, the rack tom to the left of the bass drum, ride cymbal in the large gap between floor and rack. About the only variation I've seen is people moving the rack tom to the right, so it's close to the floor tom.
I would like to see a double-bass four-piece (one tom), none-up two-down, two-up none-down, and other variations. I've seen a few double-bass five-piece kits and they have a badass look to them.
Maybe it's just because it's the most well-known and familiar setups when it comes to a drum kit...from a historical aspect. No matter what I do I can't seem to be comfortable unless I'm running a 4pc...there's just something magical about it.
2 kicks, 1 tom up, 1 down...sounds like Louis Bellson.