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Old 04-06-2012, 07:48 PM
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Hi, does anyone know of any professional drummers who use 18" kick drums?
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

I'm sure there are plenty of Jazzers that do 18's. Normally the reason we choose 18's (and more often 20's) however is because they fit nicely in the doors of vehicles, and also fit nicely into the acoustics of gigging situations.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

The most famous, non-jazz, 18" user is Bernard Purdie think.. prolific session player. The Purd can be heard on too many records to mention in one sitting, it just wouldn't do the collection justice.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:04 AM
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

Cindy Blackman , Bernard Purdie (1960, 70's sessions), Brian Blade (in his own band), coem to mind, and of course, *many* classic jazz drummers
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:27 AM
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

Jeff Hamilton - and the Hammer makes it sound like a 22"
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:06 PM
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I think Sterling Campbell used one on Bowie's Heathen tour. I'm not sure.
Here is a picture:

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Old 04-07-2012, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

I understand Gary Novak used an 18" bass drum on Chick Corea's instruction on the Elektric Band 2 album. It sounds amazing, but I recall how ear-catching it was when I first listened to that album.

Of course, Dave Weckl used one as a remote bass drum for some time with his band.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:41 PM
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I think Sterling Campbell used one on Bowie's Heathen tour. I'm not sure.
Here is a picture:

DOES THIS LOOK LIKE AN 18" KICK?
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:01 AM
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

I wouldn't call any 18" drum a kick drum. It's a floor tom someone decided to hit with a pedal.
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

Taylor Hawkins is using a 18" kick drum at the moment (I think it's 18 anyways).

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Old 04-08-2012, 01:20 PM
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Taylor Hawkins is using a 18" kick drum at the moment (I think it's 18 anyways).

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He definetly uses one with the coattail riders.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

These players all have used 18" bass drums at one time or another. Just glancing at a list of players from the DW home page.



Rashied Ali
Barry Altschul
Ed Blackwell
Art Blakey
Joe Chambers
Jon Christensen
Kenny Clarke
Jimmy Cobb
Andrew Cyrille
Alan Dawson
Jack DeJohnette
Peter Erskine
Al Foster
Vernel Fournier
Chico Hamilton
Billy Hart
Louis Hayes
Roy Haynes
Billy Higgins
Elvin Jones
Pete LaRoca Sims
Ben Riley
Max Roach
Art Taylor
Ed Thigpen
Kenny Washington
Tony Williams
Carl Allen
Joe La Barbera
Joey Baron
Cindy Blackman
Brian Blade
Hamid Drake
Danny Gottlieb
Jeff Hamilton
Eric Harland
Daniel Humair
Greg Hutchinson
JoJo Mayer
Paul Motian
Lewis Nash
Ben Perowsky
Ralph Peterson
Herlin Riley
John Riley
Steve Smith
Marvin "Smitty" Smith
Bill Stewart
Jeff "Tain" Watts

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:24 PM
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

Most drummers who sing lead vocals use small drum kits consisting of 18" kicks so they can be seen better singing.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:47 PM
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I often think about an 18 inch drum or even a 20 inch.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:48 PM
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I think the drummer for MGMT, Will Berman uses one.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

Mike Portnoy actually used one on the right side of his Siamese Monster for the Train Of Thought Tour....then he uped to it to a 26. lol

I actually like using one myself, when i get the chance. I find if its tunned right it gets a more focused punch than most sizes. Even more so than my 24 that I got at my house.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:07 PM
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I think the drummer for MGMT, Will Berman uses one.
Notice Berman sings back up in which he uses a small kit to be seen.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:45 PM
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Default Re: 18" Kick Drum Users

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Taylor Hawkins is using a 18" kick drum at the moment (I think it's 18 anyways).

Check it out!
Hey didn't he sues that kit too.
But pretty sure that's a 20...compare to his ride cymbal....identical diameter.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:10 PM
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Hey didn't he sues that kit too.
But pretty sure that's a 20...compare to his ride cymbal....identical diameter.
I do think it's an 18", check his Wikipedia page out listing his equipment in Foos and Coattail Riders. I also noticed he is using a concert tom instead of a rack tom.
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