1 up 1 down (4 piece) Kit Suggestions

Oliverjc04

Member
Hey there

Does anybody have any suggestions for kits to buy with the 1 up 1 down configuration that have a 16” floor Tom? All I’ve been finding are bop kits with 14” floor toms, which isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Anything would help.

Thanks
 

RichFaulk

Active Member
What's your budget and desired material? If I was going to do a 1 up/1 down I would probably go for higher end, something like a Sonor SQ1 birch. Next tier down maybe a Gretch Renown maple/gum.
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
Price ????? Ludwig has the 22, 13, 16 NeuSonic ..... sells as a 3 piece ..... you add your own snare.

Mapex Mars 24, 12, 16 14 snare.

Pearl Decade (another 3 piece .... add your own snare) 24, 13, 16

Gretsch Catalina Club Rock 24, 13, 16, 14 snare.
 

yammyfan

Senior Member
You can get a Gretsch Renown shell pack with 13 and 16 inch toms and a 24 inch bass drum (RN2-R643). The shell pack is also available with a snare drum and the snare drum is excellent - one of the best included maple snare drums out there.


This one has a 22" bass drum plus 12 and 16 inch toms. It's in stock too:

 
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wildbill

Platinum Member
Not enough info to go on, but I think you'll find most 3 or 4 pc. kits with a 16" floor tom will have a 22, 24, or 26" bass drum,
and most 18 or 20" bass drums will have a 14" floor tom.

Do you have an idea of what size bass drum you want?
 

Oliverjc04

Member
Right, should’ve included more info

Bass drum wise I’d be looking for a 22 or 24

Budget would probably be 1200 max.
For the price I’d probably be looking for birch shells.
 

Drumolator

Platinum Member
When I bought my last drum set, I bought a Mapex Saturn that has 22/16/12/10. I only used all three toms once. All of the other times I have used it as a four-piece kit. I bought it from Sweetwater. I bought the snare locally. Peace and goodwill.

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INDe Wafarer Kit would work for you. Shallow depths. Wood or Aluminum. You can order the whole kit or one drum at a time. I have the aluminum kit with 13”/16” toms and a 22” kick. Very lightweight as well.
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incrementalg

Gold Member
You can get a Gretsch Renown shell pack with 13 and 16 inch toms and a 24 inch bass drum (RN2-R643). The shell pack is also available with a snare drum and the snare drum is excellent - one of the best included maple snare drums out there.


This one has a 22" bass drum plus 12 and 16 inch toms. It's in stock too:

The Renowns get my vote
 

Bozozoid

Platinum Member
Are you sure..absolutely 100% positively definitely certain you don't want a 14 floor. I've played a few that caused me to change my love for the 16 until death do us part.
 

Oliverjc04

Member
Are you sure..absolutely 100% positively definitely certain you don't want a 14 floor. I've played a few that caused me to change my love for the 16 until death do us part.
No, in fact I prefer the idea of smaller drums. I guess I’d just be worried that a 14” wouldn’t have the same power and body as a 16, but I could be wrong. What’s your experience with them?
 

Bozozoid

Platinum Member
No, in fact I prefer the idea of smaller drums. I guess I’d just be worried that a 14” wouldn’t have the same power and body as a 16, but I could be wrong. What’s your experience with them?
My 12x14 Premier Signia rocked my world and from that day forward rarely used the 14x16 (hanging). An11x14 pdp did the same. I haven't been the same since. All the low end you could ever want with more punch..presence..and clarity than any 16 I've owned. I was up at Guitar Center and the salesmen played a Yamaha top line kit while I stood back...the 14x14 floor had more presence and focus that the 16x16. Im just hooked to this day.
 

bearblastbeats

Senior Member
My Yamaha Stage Custom is 10/12/14/20. I use it as a 12/14/20. The 14 has great low end and I love the 20 bass for tom placement and doesn't take up a lot of real estate.

My 1970 Slingerland is a 12/13/16/22. I use it as a 13/16/22 because I like this "fab" set-up, and I already have a 12 on the Yamaha. This is my current kit and I love the way it sounds with Black Dot heads on it. Vintage Vibes.

My 1976 Ludwig is 14/18/24. It's big, it's loud, its authoritative.
 
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