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Old 07-18-2011, 05:52 PM
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:10 AM
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think I can make good use of these pics: On this thread, show us your Ludwigs, etc. I'm sort of not really a drummer, and very new to the two on the left concept, so I would appreciate any feedback: Especially I'm having trouble with the overlap between my hats and the 12" tom...what does everyone else do? Thanks in advance for any tips!

Anyway, here are my '76 Vistalites. One of the funnest [??] things about this kit is having drummers over and watching them scrunch up their faces at the bad tuning then having them spend an hour before they throw up their hands and declare them un-tunable...Uneven seams, horrible bearing edges that are sometimes offset, and general out of roundness seem to have not concerned Ludwig back in the day...

I received the kit with the 12" tom split open like a coconut. I did a bunch of research and started off by repairing that shell with acrylic glue. But the seams, bearing edges etc. on these vintage acrylics are HORRIBLE! so I'm working my way through the kit fixing things up, starting with the broken tom as a guinea pig. The seam are sort of flat, the bearing edges non-existant [still showing marks from the band saw] so I used some of the 'thick' acrylic glue to filet the seam to make it a smoother transition, sanded the flat bearing edges really flat, then put a 45* bearing edge on it with a router. Suddenly, the drum tunes! I just did the same thing with the 13" tom and as time permits I'm going to go through the entire kit. Maybe that will entice me to drag out the Vista snare which sounds like poop.....

This is a standard 12/13/16/22 kit with original snare. Nothing horribly special but a step up from my Gretch Blackhawks that I had purchased back in 1980 from the Sears bargain basement.
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Hey everyone, this is my first thread on the forum. Having played drums for 18 years I only just this arrived at 'my' set-up - the kit which feels right for all situations. Previously I had a larger set-up with 3 toms along the front and one or two floors - but I hardly ever gigged with it, and often ended up gigging with a four piece for convenience sake. Sometimes I'd add another tom but in the floor tom position - because I needed the ride cymbal easily accessible in the 'rock ride' position... I was either playing long covers sets (don't want shoulder fatigue so needed the ride nearby), or a live drum&bass dance sets (180 bpm so didn't want to be stretching!) or Swing sets (I'm really not a swing drummer, so I wanted everything comfortable with the least distractions).

But I missed having two rack toms, and when I set up a 5-piece with 2 floors I hardly ever used both of them, only in the odd fill here and there.

So for most gigs I've ended up with this - sort of a Chad Smith Blood-Sugar era but without the 2nd floor-tom:



But you never really see this set-up, and I wondered why?

Apart from the fact that it looks sort of lame (and I'm 33 so don't worry about that stuff too much now! :) ) I love it - the ride is right there, you have 3 toms to play with, and two of them are higher toms which I use more often. The floor is a 14 but I only changed to this when I got Oak Customs which are quite low and fat in tone... Because there's no 16" tom I can fit the whole thing into a small car quite easily, so it's practical and quick to set up. I find it works for rock, jazz, and more proggy-fussiony stuff too. I'd recommend trying it out.

So have you ever set up like this? Basically no 'name' players seem to and nor do any normal drummers I hang out with...
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Hey everyone, this is my first thread on the forum. Having played drums for 18 years I only just this arrived at 'my' set-up - the kit which feels right for all situations. Previously I had a larger set-up with 3 toms along the front and one or two floors - but I hardly ever gigged with it, and often ended up gigging with a four piece for convenience sake. Sometimes I'd add another tom but in the floor tom position - because I needed the ride cymbal easily accessible in the 'rock ride' position... I was either playing long covers sets (don't want shoulder fatigue so needed the ride nearby), or a live drum&bass dance sets (180 bpm so didn't want to be stretching!) or Swing sets (I'm really not a swing drummer, so I wanted everything comfortable with the least distractions).

But I missed having two rack toms, and when I set up a 5-piece with 2 floors I hardly ever used both of them, only in the odd fill here and there.

So for most gigs I've ended up with this - sort of a Chad Smith Blood-Sugar era but without the 2nd floor-tom:



But you never really see this set-up, and I wondered why?

Apart from the fact that it looks sort of lame (and I'm 33 so don't worry about that stuff too much now! :) ) I love it - the ride is right there, you have 3 toms to play with, and two of them are higher toms which I use more often. The floor is a 14 but I only changed to this when I got Oak Customs which are quite low and fat in tone... Because there's no 16" tom I can fit the whole thing into a small car quite easily, so it's practical and quick to set up. I find it works for rock, jazz, and more proggy-fussiony stuff too. I'd recommend trying it out.

So have you ever set up like this? Basically no 'name' players seem to and nor do any normal drummers I hang out with...
Most times you see setups with 2 up and 2 down where the toms are offset... But there is a pretty healthy population of drummers who do this, me included.

Have a look at this thread and find your soul brethren: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ight=toms+left
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:21 PM
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I always set up five pieces that way. I have a difficulty transitioning from tom to tom if they were mounted directly over the bass drum. That's one of the reasons why I'm so fond of the one up, two down configuration, or even just a four piece kit. It's easier for me to go from a high tom to a floor tom, than from a high tom to a "mid-tom" mounted right next to it.
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You mean like this ;-)

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Have a look at this thread and find your soul brethren: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ight=toms+left
That's amazing! A whole thread for it, ace - sorry, didn't occur to me to search for this particular topic... :)

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Yeah that's the one...

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Missing a crash, china in this pic...but none the less.

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Missing a crash, china in this pic...but none the less.

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Old 05-29-2013, 05:24 PM
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heh...thanks!

I actually lucked out with it. My wife and I bought it for our living room, but with any sort of traffic it sheds worse than a dog...perfect solution = drum rug. It hides drum stick shavings very well as a plus!
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Here are a few shots of my 2 up offset from the kick! I love this setup!







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Not two true rack toms but I think it ekes in to the category.
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Missing a crash, china in this pic...but none the less.

I am very envious (spell check please) of your drum room... I hope to one day have something like this set up :)
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A new Bird view of my latest setup.
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How about 2 rack toms to the right of the bass for lefties like me? :)
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Sorry, that's not allowed. You'll have to start you're own thread. ;)

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That's from my iPod Touch panoramic picture option...

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Blatant discrimination against lefties!!! I hereby protest this thread :) But before I pick up my sticks and go home, here is photo of 2 rack toms to the right of the bass from the front view.
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Here is mine. I've been going back and forth between this and 1 up, 2 down. I struggle with accepting how far off to my left the hihat has to be for this setup. I like that it allows me to keep three toms and my ride over the bass drum but I don't like how far my hats are.

I think I finally tweaked everything to my liking by putting the #2 rack tom almost center over the bass drum instead of off to the left. This way, I still have my ride in close and low and my hihat can come in closer to the center again. Sorry for the low quality pics.



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Hey. Lefties have RIGHTS too!

I just discovered this setup only a few days ago, and it makes things so much easier.

But like Dignan, my hats are a little further than I'd like. Maybe I'll just ditch one of the toms.

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Hey. Lefties have RIGHTS too!

I just discovered this setup only a few days ago, and it makes things so much easier.

But like Dignan, my hats are a little further than I'd like. Maybe I'll just ditch one of the toms.

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Are both of your mounted toms the same size? Might just be the angle or my bad vision
They either look the same size or I'm guessing 12" and 13"? I tried this set up with 12" and 13" on my old kit. Just didn't work for me. Just too crowded. With a 10" and 12" its a little more manageable.
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They either look the same size or I'm guessing 12" and 13"? I tried this set up with 12" and 13" on my old kit. Just didn't work for me. Just too crowded. With a 10" and 12" its a little more manageable.
They are 12" & 13", and that angle does make them sure look the same size.

They do take up a lot of real estate.
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I've added a 16" floor tom but this is the setup I keep coming back to.
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Curiosity sake:
How many of you using this type of setup, play open handed?

From the last few days of playing this way, it looks as though I need to alter the setup a bit. As comfortable as everything else with this configuration is for me, the hats are just a bit further away than I'd like.

Choices:
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  2. Replace the 12" with a 8" or 10"
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Curiosity sake:
How many of you using this type of setup, play open handed?

From the last few days of playing this way, it looks as though I need to alter the setup a bit. As comfortable as everything else with this configuration is for me, the hats are just a bit further away than I'd like.

Choices:
  1. Move the 13" tom to the floor, by the 16"
  2. Replace the 12" with a 8" or 10"
  3. Learn to play Open <*GULP*>
  4. Move to a 20" Bass Drum
  5. Buy a longer sticks
  6. Mount hats on Bass Drum & use remote
I don't play open handed naturally, but do a lot of open handed stuff on a set up like this. Both hands can easily reach the hats and both cymbals.

You left out an option:
7. Raise the rack toms and move them over
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How many of you using this type of setup, play open handed?

From the last few days of playing this way, it looks as though I need to alter the setup a bit. As comfortable as everything else with this configuration is for me, the hats are just a bit further away than I'd like.

Choices:
  1. Move the 13" tom to the floor, by the 16"
  2. Replace the 12" with a 8" or 10"
  3. Learn to play Open <*GULP*>
  4. Move to a 20" Bass Drum
  5. Buy a longer sticks
  6. Mount hats on Bass Drum & use remote
I would say number one is your best option. I do this with my 12" when it feels too crowded up top sometimes. It also depends on what kind of music you play. If your playing calls for a lot of rolls down the toms then you may want to keep them up top. If you play more jazz, gospel or linear stuff then you can get away with one up two down easier
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Lots of beautiful drum kits in this thread! Here's my contribution. I've been playing for a few weeks now with my rack toms left of center, and I love it! My left hand gets a lot more involved in my fills now.

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I don't play open handed naturally, but do a lot of open handed stuff on a set up like this. Both hands can easily reach the hats and both cymbals.

You left out an option:
7. Raise the rack toms and move them over
I guess I could try & raise/nudge them a bit, and see if that gives me enough room.

I'd like to try and get the hats closer to 1 o'clock, rather than 2:53:28.


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I would say number one is your best option. I do this with my 12" when it feels too crowded up top sometimes. It also depends on what kind of music you play. If your playing calls for a lot of rolls down the toms then you may want to keep them up top. If you play more jazz, gospel or linear stuff then you can get away with one up two down easier
I might have some time tomorrow night to try that out. I've avoided it due to the "scary radical change" fear I have.
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I've been playing with my two rack toms offset for years. Here's my Gretsch/Rogers setup:

I just moved the tom mount to a cymbal stand

Here's my Yamaha Stage Custom kit:

Again I simply inserted the Yamaha mount into the base of a Pearl boom cymbal stand. The Yamaha mount had three holes so I was able to use the extra one for the boom stand. The stand is single-braced but it still holds everything solidly.
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