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Old 02-14-2010, 11:10 PM
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This is the thread to post pics of your weird configurations and set-ups. Be proud of your weirdness! Don't forget to comment on the set-ups of other posters.



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Old 02-15-2010, 02:16 PM
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I personally dont own a weird setup, but that looks pretty awesome in my opinion :D

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Old 02-15-2010, 05:58 PM
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Looks uncomfortable to me. Some of the drums are in the way of the pedals.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:47 PM
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Do you have any videos of you playing this kit? I'm interested to see how you do it.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:51 PM
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I thought of this set-up after a couple of things came across my mind.

I was getting tired of the normal "linear" set-up and felt I wanted to experiment. Again.

I read an article on Bill Bruford. That only encouraged me to change my set-up even more because I like his drumming.

I'm joining my high school's marching band, and this set-up was partially inspired by quads(timp-toms) set-ups. I also needed to practice double, and maybe triple and quadruple, stroke rolls for the same purpose.

The drums actually aren't in the way of anything, and I've worked out a system for my hi-hat for now until I can get the cash for a remote pedal.

I wish I could play well enough to feel confident in posting videos of my playing, but I'm not, so no, I don't have any videos. Sadly.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:48 AM
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This would probably fall into the category of not the way most people set up their e-kits.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:09 PM
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Welcome to the club, Mr. Conway.

To be quite honest, I've never heard of Soultone, but the cymbals look nice, at least, heh.

I don't think the pictures supplied this information: do you use an acoustic bass drum or a pad?
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:58 PM
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To be quite honest, I've never heard of Soultone, but the cymbals look nice....
From what I gather (information wise), Soultone is made by Masterwork. Search eBay for Soultone, quite a few cymbals should pop up.

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I don't think the pictures supplied this information: do you use an acoustic bass drum or a pad?
I'm constantly switching around my kit. Short attention span, I guess. Right now I have a Roland TD-7 trigger hooked up to a Yamaha FDDD. I'm expecting delivery of a Yamaha hex rack any day now, so once that gets here, I'll probably set my XP8 Rogers kit up, with my Off-Set pedals.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:53 PM
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Mine is different I guess

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Old 02-19-2010, 02:38 AM
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Hi! I likeyour drum set-up! here's the picture of my drum-kits!!!
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:01 PM
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I think the fact you have that oddly shaped tom makes the kit a bit weird by itself.

Good job. P:
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This thread inspired me to try this out:



I'm sure I'll end up moving the small tom over to the left of the 14 eventually.
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This doesn't seem very unusal to me, infact i think that angled rack looks quite comfy!! The throne with the way it's angled looks like a lazy boy chair! lol.

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Hi! I likeyour drum set-up! here's the picture of my drum-kits!!!
I like the use of cocktail style drum pedals under the floor toms. Sweet. A fan of Glenn Kotche, per chance?
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This doesn't seem very unusal to me, infact i think that angled rack looks quite comfy!! The throne with the way it's angled looks like a lazy boy chair! lol.

Out of curiosity what do you consider to be weird about your set?

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Wow, these are some weird setups. It seems like 90 percent of the kits on this board are one-up, two-down five pieces, or standard four pieces. I like this and it inspires me to try things with my set.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:31 PM
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Not sure it really counts as weird, but I'm on a three-up one-down kit (formerly four-up). A bit unusual, maybe.
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Whoa ... That red kit on the bottom, coldhardsteel maybe?? Anyway, that one looks like fun to play!
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:14 PM
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I'm joining my high school's marching band, and this set-up was partially inspired by quads(timp-toms) set-ups. I also needed to practice double, and maybe triple and quadruple, stroke rolls for the same purpose.
Cool idea, and speaking of that, one of these days I'm going to try doing a complete marching band kit--marching bass drums--at least two bigger ones for bass drums (maybe more, with them tuned very differently), 2-3 smaller ones for floor toms, a marching snare, either a quint or sextet of tenors for the toms, etc.
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don't have a weird set up but i did see an ad on craigslsit for a " standard sizes" kit consisting of a 20" bass, 13x13 14x14 mounted toms, 18x16 floor tom and a 10x5 snare.

i'l have to go find a pic if the ad is still up, looked really odd with a small bass drum and massive toms then having a 10" snare. made it look like a midget's snare....
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Whoa ... That red kit on the bottom, coldhardsteel maybe?? Anyway, that one looks like fun to play!
Yes, it's mine. I sold a bunch of cymbals and got rid of the Pearl cymbal, so now it's in a different configuration, but everything is still flat. Another drummer who used my kit last week almost couldn't use it because it was so out-of-the-ordinary, haha. I have a great time playing it.

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Cool idea, and speaking of that, one of these days I'm going to try doing a complete marching band kit--marching bass drums--at least two bigger ones for bass drums (maybe more, with them tuned very differently), 2-3 smaller ones for floor toms, a marching snare, either a quint or sextet of tenors for the toms, etc.
I've always wondered what having battery percussion on a set would be like. Adding marching sounds and beats to tracks opens up a lot of possibilities. However, I wouldn't want to make the quints and the snare my main drums, as the sound only really works when they're in unison and I doubt that's possible for one person.
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[quote=Coldhardsteel;731862]Yes, it's mine......QUOTE]

i'm kinda curious, it looks like you have the toms set up left to right 10" 14" 8" 12" 16"? how does that work for rolls and such?
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.... a remote pedal.
My Luddies, 26, 13, 16, 18 ... basic 5 piece kit ... set up in a rather "unorthodox" configuration.
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My previous YAMAHA Beech custom was set-up this way for a few months :
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:23 PM
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Some weird set-ups found on the net few years ago :
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:48 AM
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i'm kinda curious, it looks like you have the toms set up left to right 10" 14" 8" 12" 16"? how does that work for rolls and such?
The idea was a mixture of Bill Bruford's set-up and the idea behind marching quints. The set=up would be mixed up, with the 14 and 12 switching places, making linear rolls possible but very difficult. I was trying to force myself to learn double-stroke rolls on the toms and mess with tunings and stuff. I'd tune the pairs of toms on each side of the bass drum to be in harmony with each other, so they'd make some interesting doubles. Kind of like timpanis. It turned out to be a cool idea, and it made my set look pretty awesome, but it wasn't very practical for a lot of what I was playing, so now it's in a boring old three-up one-down config. How sad.

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Nice, Earthshaker! I appreciate the other interesting configurations that you showed us!
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My Luddies, 26, 13, 16, 18 ... basic 5 piece kit ... set up in a rather "unorthodox" configuration.
First the e-kit, now this? How on earth can you reach that one floor tom? It seems so far away.
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The photo kinda throws an optical illusion at you. With my left foot on the remote hat foot pedal that 18" floor tom touches my left leg. I couldn't get it closer, if I wanted to.
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The photo kinda throws an optical illusion at you. With my left foot on the remote hat foot pedal that 18" floor tom touches my left leg. I couldn't get it closer, if I wanted to.
Very nice. That'll make for some interesting cross-over work.
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I guess my old setup is weird as well.....



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You thief :)

I guess these kits fit in it as well:
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=62337

Btw, do kits like Mike Portnoy's monsters fit in here? Especially the right sides of his siamese and black&silver monsters?

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My current configuration could be considered weird, but I like it. I have a 12" rack tom mounted low simulating a FT. This gives me a one up two down.

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My current configuration could be considered weird, but I like it. I have a 12" rack tom mounted low simulating a FT. This gives me a one up two down.
That's not that weird =P
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My current configuration could be considered weird, but I like it. I have a 12" rack tom mounted low simulating a FT. This gives me a one up two down.
Although that's not as weird as some other things out there, I've done this myself with two toms to the left of the bass drum, and one floor tom to the right.

Right now, I'm doing this with an 8-10-16. Very colorful upper toms, very thumpy, attacky floor tom. It makes for a very good fusion and prog set-up.

I find that leveling out the toms and the snare drum make for easier fills and cymbal work.
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Although that's not as weird as some other things out there, I've done this myself with two toms to the left of the bass drum, and one floor tom to the right.

Right now, I'm doing this with an 8-10-16. Very colorful upper toms, very thumpy, attacky floor tom. It makes for a very good fusion and prog set-up.

I find that leveling out the toms and the snare drum make for easier fills and cymbal work.
If you want a prog kit, you should put your toms in 10-8-16. I've done that for a while, and it's quite interesting
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If you want a prog kit, you should put your toms in 10-8-16. I've done that for a while, and it's quite interesting
If you go to my OP in this thread, you'll notice I had some fun with reversing the order of toms.
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My setup's probably weird..




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It's not that weird. You're just a left handed player, of which there are few. So it just looks a bit different than other kits. :)
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It's not that weird. You're just a left handed player, of which there are few. So it just looks a bit different than other kits. :)
I don't think he's a lefty. I think he just moved the hi-hat to the other side.
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