My minimalist hybrit kit

Kona1984

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Nice! Small sets are so much fun... I like small drums too. Recently I've added a 6 inch diameter x 5.5 drum to my small drum 4pc. The 6 adds a beautiful tone.
Your setup looks fun... a beauty!
 

Ryan Culberson

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Latest incarnation of my hybrid rig. DW 10x22 bass drum, DW/Crav 6.5x13 snare, 6000 hardware (not the ultralight stuff), SPD-SX and some funky weird Istanbul dry dark cymbals... 13 hats and 19 ride. Most significant upgrade on the rig is a new mounting option for the SPD-SX. Yamaha 700 series concert snare stand base with a Pearl UX-80 clamp (thanks @harryconway!). So much more user friendly than that ridiculously huge Roland stand the pad came with.


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Jasta 11

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Latest incarnation of my hybrid rig. DW 10x22 bass drum, DW/Crav 6.5x13 snare, 6000 hardware (not the ultralight stuff), SPD-SX and some funky weird Istanbul dry dark cymbals... 13 hats and 19 ride. Most significant upgrade on the rig is a new mounting option for the SPD-SX. Yamaha 700 series concert snare stand base with a Pearl UX-80 clamp (thanks @harryconway!). So much more user friendly than that ridiculously huge Roland stand the pad came with.


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That set up is awesome! Almost limitless with the Roland module too. What throne is that, i see springs under the seat?
 

Ryan Culberson

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That set up is awesome! Almost limitless with the Roland module too. What throne is that, i see springs under the seat?

Thanks, Jasta! It’s a fun little rig to play. The skinny DW bass drum allows me to fit into super tight spots so it’s really a win/win. The throne is a Motion Pro. MVP piece of equipment that has saved and extended my playing life. Highly recommended.

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Jasta 11

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Thanks, Jasta! It’s a fun little rig to play. The skinny DW bass drum allows me to fit into super tight spots so it’s really a win/win. The throne is a Motion Pro. MVP piece of equipment that has saved and extended my playing life. Highly recommended.

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i started using the Ahead Spinal Glide last year and it saved me, i was in a lot of pain, the split seat really saves your tail bone! the Ahead is firm and weighs a ton for some reason. that one looks nice and soft, i like the springs on that too.
A lot of "smaller" kit designs fail to address the depth of the drum kit in a tight space, not just the width. I will use a 22x8 bass drum in certain venues where the band space is super tight. I'll bet that bass drum is killer!
 

Bozozoid

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I've walked away after seeing guys on kits like this and I've walked away thinking you can't be serious!. Do I need to go two! piece!. On a wide scale I've had my mind altered more from players using these kits that looked like half their kit was stolen than I have from guys that mimicked Terry Bozzio.
 

Jasta 11

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I've walked away after seeing guys on kits like this and I've walked away thinking you can't be serious!. Do I need to go two! piece!. On a wide scale I've had my mind altered more from players using these kits that looked like half their kit was stolen than I have from guys that mimicked Terry Bozzio.
I would love to sit at Bozzio's kit just once, but i wouldn't have the time to set it up and take it down 3 nights a week by myself and try to fit it into a local bar. Small kits have allowed us to play in spaces where they insist on "no drums, its acoustic only" they will overlook a small bass and some brush work.
 

Ryan Culberson

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I've walked away after seeing guys on kits like this and I've walked away thinking you can't be serious!. Do I need to go two! piece!. On a wide scale I've had my mind altered more from players using these kits that looked like half their kit was stolen than I have from guys that mimicked Terry Bozzio.

Man, I feel ya! I resisted the Roland pad (foolishly) about 20 years longer than I should have. I’m in the pop/rock world, so having access to the electronic sounds all in that nice little package has opened up a new world for me, as well as making most gigs much easier. Bass drum, snare drum and hi-hats + a bunch of electronic sounds are 95% of what I’m playing each gig. I wish I could bring my “normal” rig, but this has become my new normal. I’m working, so no complaints here!
 
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