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  1. Registered User

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    I have too many drum kits...


    ...said no drummer ever.
    Pearl Prestige Session Select SRX 1998 in black mist
    8-10-12-14-16F-18F-20BD 14x6.5" Masters Custom Maple Snare

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticks4drums View Post
    Best thing I ever did was fix the barn up. Smaller kits means you can get more in.
    My kits are a 6-piece, bop, Midtown, Martini, Jungle, cocktail, and a full percussion rig. A nice finished full basement with high ceilings would be good enough for me.
    2018 Masterworks / ES Comet Sparkle

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 10x12 TT, 8x10 TT, 5x13 SD

    2017 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / ES Comet Sparkle

    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    I'm likely going to start gigging again after 25 years. The thought of tearing down and setting up/tearing down and setting up/tearing down and setting up my one precious kit is giving me anxiety. May need to get a "road" kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodgit View Post
    I have too many drum kits...


    ...said no drummer ever.

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    I can't have more than 1 kit, go figure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    My kits are a 6-piece, bop, Midtown, Martini, Jungle, cocktail, and a full percussion rig. A nice finished full basement with high ceilings would be good enough for me.
    I will say that if you are going to build a retirement home, a seperate buiding makes a big difference for not having to worry about bothering anyone. Even a room above a separate garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Track12 View Post
    I'm likely going to start gigging again after 25 years. The thought of tearing down and setting up/tearing down and setting up/tearing down and setting up my one precious kit is giving me anxiety. May need to get a "road" kit.
    That's why I have so many smaller kits. Much more practical.
    2018 Masterworks / ES Comet Sparkle

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 10x12 TT, 8x10 TT, 5x13 SD

    2017 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / ES Comet Sparkle

    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticks4drums View Post
    If you can play them all, then have as many as you like. You only live once.

    Now that is impressive Sticks! Looks like a drum shop! Awesome spread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMdrums View Post
    Now that is impressive Sticks! Looks like a drum shop! Awesome spread!
    Thanks TM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticks4drums View Post
    Thanks TM!
    Do you have a roadie/tech? Bet these kits are monsters to being to gigs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    Do you have a roadie/tech? Bet these kits are monsters to being to gigs...
    These kits don't go anywhere. When I did gig I used a 6 piece that I had waiting in cases.

  12. Rogue Ex-Mod

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    I have 5 kits right now and I find that works pretty well for the situation I have. I'm usually playing in 2-3 bands at any given time and I play anything from small group jazz to heavy metal to classic rock. Right now I've got:

    -Pearl Masters: I leave this setup at my house as my primary practice kit. It only leaves my house for recording sessions.

    -Mapex Armory: I have all the same sizes that I have on my Pearl Masters kit (minus the 8" tom I never use anyway) so I have a "replica" kit to take to gigs that feels a lot like my kit at home.

    -Ludwig Rocker: I have this one at my singer's house where we have cover band practice so I don't have to move drums around.

    -Vintage 1960s Ludwig: I use this one for jazz gigs as the drums are very light and easy to move and it has the vintage look/sound.

    -Pearl Crystal Beat: This is the only kit I don't really use at the moment. I take it to gigs sometimes for a different look or if I only have room for a 4pc kit on stage. This used to live at my guitar player's house from my original band when we were still practicing there.

    So for me, it makes sense to have multiple kits since I have multiple bands playing different styles of music. Ultimately, if you have the money and the space and collecting drums is what floats your boat, there's nothing wrong with owning a bunch of kits. I only sell a kit if I need the money or I really feel like I'm never going to use it again.
    My One-Of-A-Kind Masters Premium BRP in #197: http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...d.php?t=216550

    Pearl - Ludwig - Zildjian - Sabian - Remo - Evans - Vic Firth

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