I got four-piece fever and changed my ironwood drums from a six-piece to a four-piece setup. I have usually played on a mid-sized kit but every now and then I like to shake it up. Having fewer options and combinations is forcing me to play in new and different ways. I also went with fewer cymbals. I started with a 20 ride, 13 hats, 6 ice bell, 8 splash, 12 splash, 17 crash and 18 China (all Zildjian A Customs) but I got rid of the 12splash, the ice bell and the China.
I think the square size toms and tube lugs give it a bit of a steampunk flair. The bass drum is 18 inches and all of the drums are in square sizes, except the snare, with is 13 by 4.
In the music room.
Close-up of up tom with the flash turned off. I use a snare stand to hold the tom up. The little Chinese dude on front hoop is a bass drum buddy.
A closer view. It is much easier to move - the set is on a third floor, so less is better in terms of moving it.
From behind and above.
Elevated view from the front.
Looking down from the front. To conserve space and hardware, I stacked the 8 splash on top of the 17 crash.
A view of the up tom taken with flash. The badge is branded onto the shell with a hot iron.
From the side. I swapped a cymbal mount on a ball from the tom mount on a ball.
The 8- and 10-inch toms are mounted on a stand with the 12 splash and China.
A closer view of the stand. It's fun just to play them separately, like a cocktail set kind of.
The ironwood is gorgeous in natural light.