Converting to "Jungle/Jazz Kit"
I have been searching for a while for a low profile kit for rehrearsals and gigging for reasons of logistics.
I live in a terraced victorian city in the UK with very poor parking close to the house, local gigs are also in bars/pubs with similar parking issues and I was sick to death of hauling a 5 piece centred around a hoofing great 22 inch bass drum around the city.
I looked at a second habd set of Arbiter flats, a set of rims, even an electronic kit but in the end I went for the cheap option and bought the Pearl JG-16 pedal adapter and a spare tom mounting bracket.
With this I have taken the legs off my 16inch floor tom, added the spurs from the Pearl JG-16 kit, cut a hole in the bottom head, added an Evans bass head spot and damped/detuned it with kitchen roll and gaffa tape (it took 30 seconds)
The toms I have suspended from the cymbal stands using a couple of Dixon clamps and away I go with a cracking low profile kit converted from a set of Pearl Exports.
The whole thing cost around £50 ($75US) and is proving to be great fun.
Has anyone else tried this or similar?