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Old 04-24-2018, 06:20 PM
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Default Cocktail Kit

I have numerous vintage drum kits. Most I restored. I still have a 1968 Keystone hollywood skyblue pearl kit I havent touched, because I every time I think about them, my eyes star leaking and my heart aches. BUt I do have tons of drum kits and snares and orphans. I want to build a cocktail kit. Ive built small kits. I have tons of brackets and hardware and 13-14-16-18-20' floor toms. Have 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16" toms, I have 10-12-13-14-15" snare drums. I have Zildjain out the ass as well as Sabain. 13" -22". I have plenty of pedals that will work bass ackwards.
What are the perfect sizes for a cocktail kit as far as sound, mobility, but most important "not defacing a single vintage drum.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:31 PM
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Default Re: Cocktail Kit

I've made a few using 16X16 floor toms. The height comes out perfect for a sit-down Cocktail kit but if you want it stand up, you'd have to attach the snare or "floor tom" over top of the "bass/tom"

I would attach 8 & 10 rack toms and a 10" snare if it was me.
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:10 PM
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Don't you think 1 tom will work?
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:16 PM
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I have a 18" and 20", 14" and several 16" floor toms. 16" seems perfect. I have a early 60's Keyston non serial # Luddy 3 ply WMP floor tom. Its perfect i think
as long as I dont have to drill any holes
I have a pearl forum 16" floor tom.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Cocktail Kit

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Don't you think 1 tom will work?
Not sure what you mean?
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:41 PM
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I was thinking one tom. The whole idea is to have a very lightweight easy to haul and set up kit.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:18 PM
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Sure, that works.
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