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Old 01-06-2009, 02:13 AM
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Default Re: Show us your '2 rack toms to the left of the bass' kits!

When I bought a rack years ago, I loved being able to shift the toms even an inch or two to the left, so you can see THIS:

Then, I started playing a lot with a four piece kit, and really loved being able to pull the ride in close. When I bought my new-ish GMS kit, I tried going whole hog, and ended up loving it:

(Hmm... I need some newer pics since I changed heads...)

I love the interaction between the two rack toms and the snare. Makes for a lot of combinations that I wouldn't have thought of with a standard 5 piece setup. The only downside is that it forces my hi hat to be a little too far back. The solution is a compromise- slide the toms forward a bit, and my hats are still a little farther back than I'd prefer... but the advantages far outweigh the compromises.

For what it's worth, I don't double bass, and I like my hats as close as possible.
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