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  • Are Big kits "IN" or "out"?

    DO you think big kits(6pc and larger) are coming back in style or are little kits the way to go??
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    That depends on the style of music really. In punk rock, most drummers would use a 4-piece set and that would be enough for them. For Progressive Rock / Alternative / Metal, yes, that's definitely "IN", most of those drummers use waaay more than a 6-piece set. As for jazz, that varies, some drummers stick with the 4/5-piece 60's sets and some (like Jack DeJohnette), use a larger set.

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    • #3
      ummmm......how do you answer an either/or question with yes or no???

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tabla_Man
        ummmm......how do you answer an either/or question with yes or no???
        Yeah, the question's a little general, that's why I haven't voted yet.

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        • #5
          I love Jack's Sonors. I am not going to vote, I like the idea though. I swith it around depending on my mood. Basically if I am depressed I use a smaller set, if I am in a good mood I use a larger one. If I am angry in-between. It depends. I know it is strange.
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          • #6
            is "yes" big, and "no" small? hmmmm
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            • #7
              I really want a "Big" kit. I've always wanted 3 rack toms, 2 floor toms, 1 snare, and 1 bass. I kind of base my dream kit on deepthought's old one, even though his new one is also great. My friend has a large kit like the one I just said I want, and it's great. My drums are like my second home to me

              As for the question, I think there are possibly more smaller kits than big ones. And I based that answer of some music videos I've seen lately. But the kits they use live, they might be bigger, I don't know.
              Last edited by JamesDrummer1989; 02-09-2003, 11:54 AM.

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              • #8
                Sorry for the confusion but you can vote yes if you feel big kits are "in" and no if they aren't

                I was mainly asking for rock as i would use a small setup for jazz
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                • #9
                  The trend i seem to see is they are getting smaller for punk/pop type music and staying the same with the metal guys. Long gone are the days of HUGE drum kits like you used to see.
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                  • #10
                    If I look at i-net drumsolo's out there from the past year I mostly get large kits on my screen, I myself left out the high tom on my own kit, it sounded a bit too reggae for the soul and blues I play. But still, most kits should have the 3 tom rack just for the fun of once hitting it every night

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                    • #11
                      SMALL FOR ME

                      helps me concentrate on basic rudiments and stuff during practice, ( coz im not the worlds greatest drummer by a long way ).

                      BACK and lovin every minute

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                      • #12
                        I dunno; I said yes, because it seems a lot of people here on the forum seem to be nuts over larger kits. I also follow jazz a great deal, and while most jazz kits are small, fusion guys like Dave Weckl and Steve Smith have larger kits. I think Carter Beauford's kit is pretty large isn't it?

                        It's probably not a big marketing trend for kits to be huge, but it just appears that there are a lot of larger kits out there, from what I see.

                        Of course, I could be completely wrong!
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                        • #13
                          I play heavy, but I have a jazzy style so my kit is a mixture of big and small.

                          "It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing."


                          My kit.

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                          • #14
                            I like small and big kits but like big kits more.
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                            • #15
                              I love playing a big kit, but you don't need them for everything, and they are such a pain in the *** to move that I seldom use my whole kit for something.

                              Some people are using big kits (Portnoy's keeps getting bigger, as does Bozzio's) some are using smaller (pop/punk drummers, Neil Peart has also scaled down his kit). I guess it depends...

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