Re: 0 rack toms...anyone else?

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by joem, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. joem

    joem Guest

    pottedmeat42 wanted everyone in rec.music.makers.percussion to know that
    > B/C I've had trouble finding the correct rail consollette adaptor for
    > an old Ludwig kit, I've been playing with just bass(20"), snare and
    > floor tom (14"). I don't care for a lot of fills, so it's been fun to
    > keep things real simple.
    >
    > Anyone else play w/o rack toms?


    Kyrre and I have been discussing this for the last week (see the "toms
    close to kit" (or whatever it's actually called) thread). I've been
    doing this for the past week or two and have been loving it! It
    definitely changes the way that I play in a positive way. Plus then I
    can bring everything else in closer; wel, just my ride cymbals really.

    --
    Joe.

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  2. "pottedmeat42" <pottedmeat42@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:17470c7a.0308221037.71ee3dbf@posting.google.com...
    > B/C I've had trouble finding the correct rail consollette adaptor for
    > an old Ludwig kit, I've been playing with just bass(20"), snare and
    > floor tom (14"). I don't care for a lot of fills, so it's been fun to
    > keep things real simple.
    >
    > Anyone else play w/o rack toms?


    I have been planning to use a setup with no rack toms for a
    hip-hop/funk/acid jazz project I'm putting together, in the near future. I
    plan to use a 4x10 aux snare and a sample pad, though. Check out Ahmir "
    ?uestlove" Thompson from The Roots for a good example of a "rack tom-less"
    approach to playing.

    CM
  3. nick amoroso

    nick amoroso Guest

    chris wrote:

    >I have been planning to use a setup with no rack toms for a
    >hip-hop/funk/acid jazz project I'm putting together, in the near future. I
    >plan to use a 4x10 aux snare and a sample pad, though.


    that sounds like a total blast.

    Check out Ahmir "
    >?uestlove" Thompson from The Roots for a good example of a "rack tom-less"
    >approach to playing.
    >
    >CM
    >


    exactly what i was thinking. i've also seen abe jr. kick ass with that setup
    (complete with 18" crashes as hi-hats).

    peace,
    :nick amoroso:
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  4. groove_sf

    groove_sf Guest

    pottedmeat42@yahoo.com (pottedmeat42) wrote in message news:<17470c7a.0308221037.71ee3dbf@posting.google.com>...
    > B/C I've had trouble finding the correct rail consollette adaptor for
    > an old Ludwig kit, I've been playing with just bass(20"), snare and
    > floor tom (14"). I don't care for a lot of fills, so it's been fun to
    > keep things real simple.
    >
    > Anyone else play w/o rack toms?
    >
    > Jason


    yep. i often play a kick(20),snare,hats(14),ride(20),crash(16),floor
    tom kit(14). i also like it because it provides a lot of space to
    place the cymbals. great configuration and less stuff to lug.
  5. In article <bi5s70$hc0$1@bob.news.rcn.net>, Chris Milillo wrote:
    >> Anyone else play w/o rack toms?

    >
    > I have been planning to use a setup with no rack toms for a
    > hip-hop/funk/acid jazz project I'm putting together, in the near future. I
    > plan to use a 4x10 aux snare and a sample pad, though. Check out Ahmir "
    > ?uestlove" Thompson from The Roots for a good example of a "rack tom-less"
    > approach to playing.


    I've messed around with it a little, but I think I like the tonal
    variation too much. With more experience and some more rideable cymbals
    though, I could see if being great for me.

    Also, check out ?uestlove's work on The Philadelphia Experiement for a
    very different take on rack tom-less kit - quite interesting place
    versus The Roots' hiphop direction.

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