Want new drum sound and reconfig... Again...


Senior Member
Well, I'm kind of in the market again to try new drums in different sizes and what have you..

Current Set up:
1970's Ludwig 14/18/24 with a 14" Supraphonic
14" K Hi hats
20" K Ride (used as crash)
20" A Custom EFX Crash
24" Paiste Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride

I'm looking for another 12/14/20 size kit. I really enjoyed the Yamaha Stage Custom when I had them. My ludwig is old and tired and a PITA to transport.

How do people feel for those new Crush kits, or the Ludwig break beats?

Trying to not spend more than $500 MAX and also would maybe want to consider getting a smaller ride. Or would a 24" ride still be ok with a 20" bass drum? I feel it'll drown it out.

The style of music we are going for is a Mars Volta meets King Crimson, if that matters.


Gold Member
Well the break beats are going to be smaller than 12/14/20. They are 10/13/16. Though I have a good friend of mine who does Mars Volta type stuff that gigs with a 16x16 bass drum with 10/12/14 toms. Personally, I'd look around and see what's available used.. though I admit usually there aren't a ton of 20's out there.