|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 03/04/2012 : 22:46:56
I've been looking for offers on a kit I made (22/16/12) and as it's not getting much interest I've decided that I may well keep it, at least for a while.
At the moment it's not got a bass drum mount and it's got a RIMS mount on 12" tom, however I'd much rather have a drilled bass and tom as frankly it makes set up much easier.
It's a vintage looking kit(ish) so it would look good drilled, but as I may well one day sell it I was wondering if adding a mount to the bass and tom would reduce the value?
Personally I'm moving towards drums with mounts etc, but don't want to put off a potential buyer in the future.
Any thoughts? Would you pay more for a kit with an undrilled bass and tom?
|12 L A T E S T R E P L I E S (Newest First)
||Posted - 15/04/2012 : 23:05:59
Mount on the bass drum makes life a lot easier IMO. Have you thought of a vintage rail mount - that wld look cool and simplistic - just a suggestion
||Posted - 14/04/2012 : 19:52:29
If the mount on the BD will serve you better, make it happen. Some get excited over the "virgin" BD claiming unrestricted sound. Human ears can't tell the difference in a live setting. A mounted tom means less equipment to drag around.
The tom on a snare stand, to me looks silly and amateurish.
my 2 cents
||Posted - 14/04/2012 : 19:23:02
Thanks, I think I'll leave the stand for now.
Twotoms, the ride is a Dream Bliss 24" half-cup ride. It sounds amazing, lots of stick with a lovely wash underneath.
Simply lovely pie.
||Posted - 11/04/2012 : 21:53:24
I usually prefer a mount on the bass as I find it difficult to get the toms where I want on separate stands. But in the case of this kit I say leave it as-is, it's the simple minimalist look which really 'makes' this one IMO. Value-wise I'm not sure if a mount would make any difference either way, as lovely as the kit looks, you're (as yet ) an unknown quantity.
||Posted - 10/04/2012 : 11:51:30
I do like the look of that ride cymbal.
Is it a Zildjian mini-cup, or what?
BTW, the whole kit looks great and FWIW, I would leave the BD undrilled.
Some straight, flush-based stands would complete the vintage look and the lightweight set-up.
||Posted - 10/04/2012 : 09:40:23
I wouldn“t do it - I am happy hanging toms off cymbalstands.
I think bass drums sounds best without the toms hanging on it.
||Posted - 04/04/2012 : 22:26:51
Around £450, just what it cost to buy. It's light as hell but the shells could take a simple mount. You are right about the double pearl style tom mounts, look awful. I always just use a single mount, also I only drill the fixing screws and cut the tom holder to size, so I don't have to drill a 7/8" hole into the bass drum. I place the bass mount over a heavy piece of rubber so the shell it fine.
Might just keep the kit for a while, it is damned cool. The main issue is I'm looking to buy a house, and I just might not have the space in the new place, however it's a fair way off........
||Posted - 04/04/2012 : 15:10:57
it's a highwood custom light... so 6mil or something like that... I don't think of the drums as fragile, but I can't imagne a heavy cymbal+ mount would do it any favours tonally.
on your to drill or not situation, I think as long as it isn't a naff looking double pearl mount.
you could offer it as an option to a potential buyerif your going to sell it, and if you decide to keep it for yourself, then do what you want! if It was my kit and I had the know how (and I used a top tom) I would mount it. however, if it was drilled I would lob a cymbal arm in there and reduce the metal I have to carry about!
how much are you trying to get for it?
||Posted - 04/04/2012 : 14:42:23
Cheers for the advice chaps. The kit in question is this one
which has got a pretty strong vintage feel going on. I just don't want to "ruin" it by adding a mount - if that is how people could/would view it.
Benj how thick is the shell you are looking to drill?
||Posted - 04/04/2012 : 13:35:52
Sounds like that kit doesn't have much value anyway, so you haven't got much to lose. It's a shame that value has very little to do with quality. A complete pile of crap is valuable if it's got Ludwig/Slingerland/Gretsch written on it, and great drums are worth very little if the brand has no kudos.
||Posted - 04/04/2012 : 08:50:51
rail mount to go with the look of the kit? I'm hankering after a cymbal mount and rail mount for my kick, but i'm worried if it would take the strain on such a thin shell... and i'm devoid of tools for drilling etc.
||Posted - 04/04/2012 : 07:57:40
Drilled or undrilled does not really bother me, but I suppose that if I had had a choice of bass and toms with and without mounts I would choose the undrilled ones but not sure I would pay extra.