Many thanks, Inc!What a beautiful snare drum! It sounds phenomenal in the DCP demo video and looks it too. Holy crap on the SQ2 drums you're ordering...that's some setup and should cover any configurations you'll need...unless you're gonna play it as a big fat double bass setup with loads of toms!
Yeah, we need an anticipation thread on those when you put the order in.
Many thanks, IBPH!That's a huge kit, and amazing finish too. You're not playing around!
What shell depths are you going with?
Roaring with laughter!Wowie Zowie - that's a little bit too much of everything for me.
It'll sure be a sight to see though.
Many thanks, DH! Yes, my sentiment exactly!In my opinion, that is one of the most beautiful veneers Sonor has ever offered, and even more so in high gloss. Yours will be a stunning set. Congratulations!
Your original choice for depths is the best! You can easily get a deep sound from 1 in. shallower toms, and they'll be easier to transport and position over the bass drum.Re: shell depths, I'm at a crossroads with that.
My original choice was - Bass Drums - 22x14 - 24x16
Rack Toms - 8x7 - 10x8 - 12x9 - 13x10 - 14x11 - 15x12
Floor Toms - 16x16 - 18x18
However, DCP, posted a video a Pearl Stadium kit with deeper toms, which I feel in love with, so option #2...
Bass Drums - 22x14 - 14x16
Rack Toms - 8x8 - 10x9 - 12x10 - 13x11 - 14x12 - 15x13
Floor Toms - 16x16 - 18x18
I considered reducing the depth of the floor toms by one inch - 16x15 - 18x17, but felt the original larger depth option was more in tune with a kit this size.
Appreciate your input on depth options! Excellent food for thought. Many thanks!Your original choice for depths is the best! You can easily get a deep sound from 1 in. shallower toms, and they'll be easier to transport and position over the bass drum.
The only thing I would do differently.....24x16" is a lot of depth for a 24" bass drum, you'd get better articulation from a 14" depth imo.
Some people may argue for a 18x16" instead of an 18x18". I think 16" is the standard for 18" toms because they have sooo much rumble already.
Regardless, your kit is gonna be killer!
My words exactly when I opened up the box!Wow, what a snare drum !
As for the kit, it has been a long time coming.
The thouroughness of your decision process is nothing short of impressive.
I am certain you left no stune unturned and the final result is spectacular !
With all due respect considering what I just wrote, my sole suggestion would be to consider the addition of an 18x14 or 20x14 bd right away. You'll get a good price while ordering your whole kit whereas you'll get taken to the cleaner's if you ever decide to add one down the road.
Have a great summer !
Edit : or, if feasible, ordering the 18 ft with bd spur brackets and extra bd hoops, just in case. Again, just thinking out loud
I've never warmed to the idea (or the sound) of gong drums either.I was really thinking bd.
Single-headed gong drums do not do it for me as I doubt I would have use for one.
I never thought about an 18 bd before last year, and now I long for one.
Adding one to my existing kit would cost me as much as a brand new bop kit, and I don't need more shells sitting around.
I tweak my 22s with heads/tuning/beater combinations and the result is mostly there, but I wish I had thought of this possibility earlier and gone through with a complete set right from the start.
Just goes to say that we never know what we might need or want down the road.
As this is a forever kit, I would try and cover as many angles as possible.
Just a suggestion as talk is cheap, but add-ons are just out-of-this-world expensive in my experience.