That's cause it takes a "real man" to carry a larger kick drum-those guys were drumming giants. Actually my 24 in Pearl Decade virgin kick is way lighter than a 16X13 Pearl POD kick drum I have and a 16 Sonor Safari kick drum. Way, way, way lighter. Just because a drum is larger or smaller doesn't tell you anything about the weight. To be fair both the small kicks have lots of hardware-the virgin kick low mass hardware and thinner shells. I like both small and larger kicks both fun to play for different reasons. I like the larger cause how it feels to me playing (Moving all that air)-not so much an interest in what the audience gets.So true! Buddy, Gene, Chick Webb.....all those early swing guys played either 26 or 28 inchers. It was unheard of to have anything smaller before the 50s, I guess.
And I have no trouble hauling this around. It fits in the passenger section of my quad cab on the truck. It's easier to deal with than a 22x16 or 22x18.
It’s actually not bad with the tom over there. Again, the old timers played that way too. Check out Jack White on drums with the Dead Weather, he’s doing basically the same thing where everything is to the side rather than up higher and in front. It’s just a different dance.I think it looks cool. For me the problems would be trying to fit it in my Nissan Versa and also the awkward tom placement. Does it feel good to play with the tom way over there?
Those are 17s. Love those!I bet you could play that 40 in kick as a kick but then play tom fills on it by hitting it in different locations or stifling with a finger to change pitch in fill. Shoot watch video idiot-thats what he's doing. Jeez. That would be awesome-snare and kick-then hats and cymbal. Actually it isn't the kick that makes you look small Bo it is those gigantic hi hats you're playing man. What are those two 18 in cymbals or is that an optical illusion??
After I saw this picture, I dropped everything by two inches and it immediately felt more comfortable.