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Old 10-15-2012, 05:29 AM
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...when you make one big kit into two? Or is that cheating?

I started out with a DW Collectors and a PDP X7 in my drum room. Then I brought the Collectors kid downstairs into what's euphemistically called a sun room. (It's a euphemism because where I live it's almost *never* sunny.) Then I added a second bass drum and yet another hanging tom to the X7, so I put it downstairs where there was more room and brought up the Collectors.

Now I've decided to be more practical, so I broke up the PDP kit into two separate kits, the smaller of which - my true gigging kit - is set up with the Collectors in the drum room when it isn't in transit. Here are the pix to show how it all shakes out:

The bigger part of the X7. All the cymbals are A Customs/A Custom Rezos except the gong:



The smaller part of the X7. All the cymbals are late 50s-early 60s Zildjians except the 16" 80s AAX crash:



The Collectors. All the cymbals are Paiste Giant Beats. Amazing sounding combination:

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Old 10-15-2012, 05:32 AM
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Oh, I forgot. Here's the X7 in all its double bass "glory:

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: Is it downsizing...

It is very common to do what you are doing.
I almost never bring my 6 piece kit to a gig.
I bring 4 or 5 pieces of it.
Many drummers have a high end kit that never leaves the house too.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: Is it downsizing...

Not exactly 'downsizing', but it looks way better split into separate kits like that.

It'll be downsizing when you sell one of them (or part of one). Ha ha.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:12 AM
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It is very common to do what you are doing.
I almost never bring my 6 piece kit to a gig.
I bring 4 or 5 pieces of it.
Many drummers have a high end kit that never leaves the house too.
Same here, I have two kits, one with 3 toms (2 up 1 down), and one with 4 toms (2 up 2 down) and somehow always end up taking a 4 piece to shows. I've used 3 toms once for a show and I've never used 4. Sometimes people just like the option of having extra, despite not using it.
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