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Old 07-20-2006, 12:10 PM
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Advantages of 4 piece drum sets

Does any one here play 4-piece drum sets here? Usually, a drummer thinks more drums = better but this isn't necessarily the case. In fact there are some advantages of having a mere 4-piece set. These are the reasons that I can think of at the top of my head. Can you think of any others?

1. Less equipment to carry around, set up, and tear down. There's also less mics, cables, and stands because of the one less drum.

2. Without the middle tom, the drummer can be seen better and the drummer has more visibility of the other band members and the crowd.

3. You have less to work with, so this promotes your creativity as a drummer.

Any others you can think of?
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:39 PM
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You are right. I have been using a five piece with four cymbals (2 crashed, 1 ride and 1 pair of hats) in that the set-up time involved is greatly reduced. It makes a lot of sense and works especially well for those of us who don't have our own drum techs, I know that I don't...
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:20 AM
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i honestly think that the more drums you have the more things you are able to do... but there is a point of just going way over the line=terry bozzio
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:45 AM
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I use part of my big set to play with a jazz group. I take just 4 pieces. Like you say, a lot easier to pack around. But, mostly more fun to play in that venue. Takes more creativity than a larger set. My theory is "Take what the gig calls for" No point in packing a double bass set & 15 cymbals to do a small bar gig with a piano player. They all pay well & besides the variety is good for your brain.
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