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    Default New kit: Yamaha Rick Marotta Signature Hipgig

    Decided to return that stencil kit after seeing this one at the same store and got a really good deal.
    I always wanted one of these Hipgigs, but no one seemed to carry them back then.
    After playing my MMX for the past 15+ years, I really wanted to try a different type of wood combination, Birch and mahogany definitely works very well together. For those who plan on building a Masterworks, try out this combo. Good punch and low end.
    Spent an hour playing as soon as I brought her home. They sound a lot bigger than they look. It does take some work to get good low end of the bass drum. I wish the bass drum was an 18" with wood hoops. But overall, very happy with this kit.
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    Great kits, I have one of the slightly larger sized Al Foster Hipgig Snr. in Gold marine, 18, 12, 14, 13" Snare. Love them.
    Pearl, Natal, Ludwig, Tama, Slingerland, Premier Drums
    Zildjian, Sabian, Zyn Cymbals
    PEARL, LUDWIG, TAMA, YAMAHA, NATAL and DW Snares

    Roland, Dauz, FAT KAT and Koby Electronics, and loads of Percussion

    4 Kits and 8 Snares, and I still don't have enough!

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    I like the idea of a hip gig-style kit but looking a this one... it doesn't really seem to take up much less room than a normal-sized small kit. Am I missing something?
    Way Too Much Crap

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    Very sweet lil’ rig. A white kick reso with the logo would be awesome.
    Eric G : Pearl,pAiSTe,Remo,Vic Firth,SKB,Roc n Soc,Roland V-Drums. Masters MCX Chestnut fade.
    22"x18",10"x8",12"x9",16"x16". Ian Paice Snare. Why not ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    I like the idea of a hip gig-style kit but looking a this one... it doesn't really seem to take up much less room than a normal-sized small kit. Am I missing something?
    The kick separates in the middle and houses the toms, and they all have very handy gigbags, you can fit the entire kit in two bags. Hipgigs were a very nifty idea, too bad it didn't quite catch on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipodilski View Post
    Hipgigs were a very nifty idea, too bad it didn't quite catch on.
    Yeah its a great shame, I heard production costs were high too so they weren't a very profitable product. I believe it had to do with putting the Russian Doll style bevel on the bass drum shell to allow it to open and shut, but remain rigid. Hope they will find a way to resurrect them one day.
    Pearl, Natal, Ludwig, Tama, Slingerland, Premier Drums
    Zildjian, Sabian, Zyn Cymbals
    PEARL, LUDWIG, TAMA, YAMAHA, NATAL and DW Snares

    Roland, Dauz, FAT KAT and Koby Electronics, and loads of Percussion

    4 Kits and 8 Snares, and I still don't have enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    I like the idea of a hip gig-style kit but looking a this one... it doesn't really seem to take up much less room than a normal-sized small kit. Am I missing something?
    The previous owner added an additional rack. 3 Tom's and snare actually fits in the bass dru .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fran View Post
    The previous owner added an additional rack. 3 Tom's and snare actually fits in the bass dru .
    So these are more about ease of transport and not so much stage space?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RushDrums24 View Post
    Great kits, I have one of the slightly larger sized Al Foster Hipgig Snr. in Gold marine, 18, 12, 14, 13" Snare. Love them.
    Any photos? I really have a thing for hipgigs now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Very sweet lil’ rig. A white kick reso with the logo would be awesome.
    I was thinking of that. But I really like having the yamaha logo

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    Quote Originally Posted by RushDrums24 View Post
    Yeah its a great shame, I heard production costs were high too so they weren't a very profitable product. I believe it had to do with putting the Russian Doll style bevel on the bass drum shell to allow it to open and shut, but remain rigid. Hope they will find a way to resurrect them one day.
    i wouldn't want to put the toms in the bass drums to be honest. don't want to risk scratching the crap of the inside of the drums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fran View Post
    i wouldn't want to put the toms in the bass drums to be honest. don't want to risk scratching the crap of the inside of the drums
    I have a large piece of thick black stage drape, makes a great liner (and is the bass drum dampening when unpacked). Keeps everything snug and stops any knocking or damage. I only usually pack it fully if I really need to (car sharing etc). Otherwise they usually go in 3 cases, Bass drum, small tom, and floor tom & Snare doubled in one case.
    Pearl, Natal, Ludwig, Tama, Slingerland, Premier Drums
    Zildjian, Sabian, Zyn Cymbals
    PEARL, LUDWIG, TAMA, YAMAHA, NATAL and DW Snares

    Roland, Dauz, FAT KAT and Koby Electronics, and loads of Percussion

    4 Kits and 8 Snares, and I still don't have enough!

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