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Old 10-09-2010, 08:24 AM
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Maybe it's just me, but I think that a 1 up, 2 down kit looks amazing compared to a standard 5 piece config, and don't even get me started on a 3 up, 1 down kit...down right ugly. So what's everyone elses favourite configuration, purely on looks alone.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:33 AM
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Maybe it's just me, but I think that a 1 up, 2 down kit looks amazing compared to a standard 5 piece config, and don't even get me started on a 3 up, 1 down kit...down right ugly. So what's everyone elses favourite configuration, purely on looks alone.
6 up, 2 down, 7 on the left.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:43 AM
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at first i wondered how on earth that could possible work, and then i saw your kit on the link in your signature. That is amazing!
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:44 AM
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1 up, 1 down...old skool.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:32 PM
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For both form and function, I prefer only one tom up ...

So on my new kit the 12 was moved down using a heavy cymbal stand, that still holds the 21" cymbal.



Then there is the simple elegance of "Very old skool"

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Old 10-09-2010, 02:01 PM
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3 up and two down, of course. With the racks scootched over a bit to the right. With shallower toms, it looks great, in my opinion.
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:04 PM
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I enjoy this one. Don't know what "school" it is. Don't care!

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Old 10-09-2010, 02:35 PM
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don't even get me started on a 3 up, 1 down kit...down right ugly.
What! Ugly? Always been my baby, even when it wasn't fashionable. Bletch, flah, pfsss.

Do like just kick & snare though.
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:40 PM
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I never really gave it much thought.
It doesn't bother me to see toms over a bass drum nor does it bother me to see tom/s on the side.
If I had to choose, I would have to go with the tom/s set off to the side and a large ride cymbal over the bass drum on the other side set real close in between the floor and rack tom.
I also like drums to be low and almost flat. Same with cymbals.
I don't care for the look of deep rack toms and bass drums.
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:47 PM
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I don't care for the look of deep rack toms and bass drums.
No point in me posting my new kit project when it's finished then, eh Bob?
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Ugly? Indeed.There is nothing better looking than my 3 up, 1 or two down Gretsch Renown in Cherry Burst. All of this sitting on my Pearl Icon rack. Anything less is just a toy. Man up. 8+)
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1 up, 2 down indeed. Can't get a more pleasing setup as far as I'm concerned :-)

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Maybe it's just me, but I think that a 1 up, 2 down kit looks amazing compared to a standard 5 piece config, and don't even get me started on a 3 up, 1 down kit...down right ugly. So what's everyone elses favourite configuration, purely on looks alone.
I partially agree with you; I love 1 up, 2 down. But beauty is in the eye of a beholder. I once had 5 up and 1 down (a trimmed down Ludwig Octa-Plus), double bass kit and I loved those drums. Drum companies offer many configurations because they appeal to many drummers.

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Old 10-09-2010, 04:36 PM
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My favorite is 2 up 1 down with the rack toms offset to the left.

I also really like 1 up 2 down though. For me, its all about having the right side of the bass drum open for a ride cymbal. I don't really like the 12 (or 13 for a standard setup) being racked on the right half of the bass.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:53 PM
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1 up 2 down for me. Ever since I switched from 2 up 1 down, I've loved it. Plus, it's way prettier.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:23 PM
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Like many others, access to the ride prompted the one up configuration ...


Here is my old kit setup for a low volume blues gig, a particularly nice looking 4 piece kit in an elegant setting,
I played bass on this gig BTW. We took my kit as it was much smaller to pack than my drummers for this out of town gig.

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Old 10-09-2010, 05:55 PM
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No point in me posting my new kit project when it's finished then, eh Bob?
Nothing personal, and It doesn't bother me that some people prefer deep drums.
To each their own.
I wasn't jabbing at you.
I was answering the question of what I like.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:13 PM
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Maybe it's just me, but I think that a 1 up, 2 down kit looks amazing compared to a standard 5 piece config, and don't even get me started on a 3 up, 1 down kit...down right ugly. So what's everyone elses favourite configuration, purely on looks alone.
I beg to differ on your 3 up 1 down remark. A mullet is to hair is what a "1 up 2 down" is to drum kits. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! And please know that I'm joking. ;-)

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Old 10-09-2010, 08:33 PM
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Nothing personal, .
I know Bob, just pulling strings as usual!
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:07 PM
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I'm gonna have to agree on the 1 up 2 down, I really like how it looks. Pardon the messy studio, haha.

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Old 10-09-2010, 10:43 PM
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My set is usually 2 up and 1 down, but lately I have been going 1 up and 1 down. Less to tote. My ups are 12" & 13" and I have been going with the 12" with my 16" FT. I like the difference in sound.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:36 AM
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One vote for one up, two down. The ride cymbal has to be over the kick for me, always has been that way. It really nails it home when you use a 24" ride.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:11 AM
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I've really been enjoying the standard 5-piece kit I have with 2-up and 1-down. I've even gone more like the drum catalog and only use a single crash and a single ride. And no double pedals. I may use it as a 1-up 1-down kit someday, but not today!
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:13 AM
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I enjoy this one. Don't know what "school" it is. Don't care!

That's normal school!
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:14 AM
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I've really been enjoying the standard 5-piece kit I have with 2-up and 1-down. I've even gone more like the drum catalog and only use a single crash and a single ride. And no double pedals. I may use it as a 1-up 1-down kit someday, but not today!
Yeah, I've always preferred 2 up/1 down or even 3 up/1 down...
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I beg to differ on your 3 up 1 down remark. A mullet is to hair is what a "1 up 2 down" is to drum kits. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! And please know that I'm joking. ;-)
Haha I knew I was gonna get flamed for that comment. The 3 up 1 down is a fairly popular alternative but i just feel all those toms above the bass drum makes it look a bit cluttered. I also do like the 1 up, 1 down...simple and classy.
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I beg to differ on your 3 up 1 down remark. A mullet is to hair is what a "1 up 2 down" is to drum kits. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! And please know that I'm joking. ;-)


Nice kit Fuz! I've always liked the 3 up/1 down. But, I also like 1 up / 2 down, 2 up / 2 down, 2 up / 1 down, etc, etc. ;-P
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Agreed...like them all.
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Nice kit Fuz! I've always liked the 3 up/1 down. But, I also like 1 up / 2 down, 2 up / 2 down, 2 up / 1 down, etc, etc. ;-P
I like 3 up and one down as well.
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Ugly? Indeed.There is nothing better looking than my 3 up, 1 or two down Gretsch Renown in Cherry Burst. All of this sitting on my Pearl Icon rack. Anything less is just a toy. Man up. 8+)
Agreed. 3 up - 2 down is superior.
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I used to play with 2 floor toms, but i would always get a kink in my neck (from sleeping, not playing) and found it hard (and annoying) to turn and play the last floor tom. So when i bought my latest kit, i went with 3 up one down. I find that i play better when my body is a little more still and not twisting.

It's the great thing about drums. Everyone is different, you can set up what you like and what suits you best and nobody can be wrong about it.
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Agreed. 3 up - 2 down is superior.
Indeed...3 up and 2 down for me as well. Bet 3 up 3 down (one on the left side) would be fun to play too.
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:51 PM
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Personally I started 1 up 1 down, then moved to 2 up 1 down.

A little while ago I started experimenting with my toms hanging off the cymbal stands and I moved the 2up a little to the left to bring the ride closer and down to where I used to have it while playing 1 up 1 down.

Within the last month I went the whole hog- removed my bass drum mount- moved to 1 up and 2 down- and I think I've eventually found my nirvana! lol

Ride is in nice and close- 1 up tom off the cymbal stand at the perfect postion for me and the two floor toms just sitting nicely next to one another- waiting to be rolled on.
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When you guys get older and more stiff....3 up 1 down is very helpful.
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My set is 2 up, 1 dn,

but the high tom is on the other side of the floor time, a la Jojo Mayer at MD Fest,

so it's really 1 up 2 dn...right?




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I like two up,or three up, offset to the left so I can get my ride where I like it,Two down I like the look of,but a 14 and 16 down is not natural for me,I always forget to use the 16.
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Sadly eamesuser, the cat napping in your bass drum has deflated!
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:09 AM
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The Cat,yes.Many years ago when I would play my first pearl kit after a few minutes I would smell cat piss,it took me awhile to figure that the cat was urinating in my bass drum and when the head would heat up It would stink to high heaven.I just thought it was sleeping in there.The deflated kitty now serves as a warning to others.
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I beg to differ on your 3 up 1 down remark. A mullet is to hair is what a "1 up 2 down" is to drum kits. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! And please know that I'm joking. ;-)

I hope you are joking, i play a 1 up 2 down set AND have a mullet!
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