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Old 05-13-2007, 04:04 PM
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Default My baby Sonor!..Tom angles?

This is my baby kit and i started drumming about 6/7 months ago and got this kit and have been upgrading quite a bit, but there is one thing that is bugging me...are my tom angles ok or need adjusting..anyway on to the kit!
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Sonor 503
22x18
16x16
12x10
13x11
14x4.5

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10'' stagg splash (sounds really good!)
14'' Hi hats (unbranded. came with kit)
16'' crash (unbranded. came with kit)
20'' Sabian Pro Sonix ride

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Old 05-13-2007, 04:22 PM
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it looks like you're in the same situation as me, the toms really just dont fit straight, so they have to be angled all funny like that. dont let people get to you when they say bad stuff about angled toms, just make sure that your snare and throne are low enough so that the angle your hitting them at doesn't put holes in the heads.
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Old 05-13-2007, 04:27 PM
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wow....if it is comfy....have you tried putting them on less of an angle?? Do the post that go into the kick allow for a more "Traditional" tom angle? Have you ever played on a kit where the toms were my traditionally angled?
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Old 05-13-2007, 04:54 PM
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So should i try put the post/mount further into the bass drum and flatten out the toms or bring the mounts/posts out more and then make them flat?
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:03 PM
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if you sit higher, you angle the toms flatter.
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:07 PM
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yeh but my drum teacher insists that i sit with my legs at a right angle and to be honest it is more comfortable?! :(
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:21 PM
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If its comfortable to play then really thats all that matters! People will argue that bad habits will arise from playing in this way which is true but if you are comfortable then you will surely ultimately play better?! Some people have their angled much higher than yours and they still play amazingly, its just as always preferance. Everyone has their own styles and ways, yours is just one of those styles, Ad x
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:24 PM
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firstly when people say if its comfortable then play it i think they assume you've tried different things. i'd say flatten them out and see if its more comfortable if its not you can always switch back, but personally i think you'll find flatter tom angles more playable
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:27 PM
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If its comfortable to play then really thats all that matters! People will argue that bad habits will arise from playing in this way which is true but if you are comfortable then you will surely ultimately play better?! Some people have their angled much higher than yours and they still play amazingly, its just as always preferance. Everyone has their own styles and ways, yours is just one of those styles, Ad x
Well put. Personally, these sharp tom angles look uncomfortable to me, but if they work for the person playing them that's all that matters. A sharp angle is harder on drum heads, however, as the points of the sticks really poke into the drum. I also think it is impractical to have your hihat and ride cymbal on different sides of the kit but that is how 95 percent of drummers play.
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:32 PM
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thank you verry verry much for all the suggestions on the angles but please comment on the kit/cymbals now please. cheers (thnks 4 the comments though.much appreciated!)
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:35 PM
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oh yeh and do i push the mounts more into the bass drum or pull them out more. cheers
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:30 PM
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I would push the mounting tubes down into the bass drum more and flatten out the toms. I don't know how tall your are or how long your arms are, but if can sit closer and be more comfortable I think you will be happier in the long run. Look at other pictures on this forum and other ads to get an idea. There is no wrong way but I think your toms may even sound better if you hit them a little flatter. As DMC said 95 percent or more of drummers have the hi hat on the left side, for right-handed drummers, but again this if tradition for when someone decided to put the left leg into use before remote hats and cables were put into play. I still think you will find it easier and have better sound with your toms a little flatter.
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:30 PM
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I have a prosonix ride as well.
I sounds pretty good if you play harder rock styles.
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:23 PM
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post needs to come more out of bass drum, so tom is not touching kick.
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DUDE, never stand on a swivel chair!

Put a little towel or something between your toms and bass drum so they dont scratch, then tinker around a little bit with the angles.
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Anyone that tells you your angles need to be flattened needs a reality check. Its your setup, so set it up to whats comfortable for you.

Nice set btw - Sonor is a great brand to play!
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:59 AM
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Hey everyone i have adjusted the tom angles and flattened them out and because of the size of me and the size of the larger rack tom it is just way to high up and the smaller ack tom is alright although it is still a bit to far out of reach...i will try and get some pics up of it if im going rong doin it u lot can advise me. cheers
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Nice set btw - Sonor is a great brand to play!
Yea...This is the first 503 i've seen on here other than mine. Get some good heads and tuning and you can get the 503 to really sing. Heres mine.

http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21455
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:49 PM
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thank you verry verry much for all the suggestions on the angles but please comment on the kit/cymbals now please. cheers (thnks 4 the comments though.much appreciated!)
Your kit is well maintained and you show a lot of pride in it, but I have to say it's a bit unremarkable. Personally, I like to see kits with unusual drums, hardware and percussion. Of course, not everbody wants that, or wants to shell out the money for that, or enjoys monkeying with their kit to fit that in. But you did ask ...
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